Pfc. Adonis Jess Lupiba (in white shirt) and his captors from the New Peoples Army bid each other goodbye in barangay Kaulayanan, Sugbongcogon town, Misamis Oriental on  Nov. 20, 2015.  Lupiba… »

Army soldier freed after 133 days in captivity

SUGBONGCOGON, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/20 Nov) – Flanked by top cadres of the New Peoples Army, a frail-looking Private First Class Adonis Jess Lupiba of the Philippine Army walked the last… »


Lucia Anover is reunited with her son, PFC Marjon Anover, after he was released by the New People’s Army Tuesday afternoon (3 November 2015) somewhere in Compostela Valley province. Anover… »

NPA releases 2 captive soldiers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY (MindaNews / 4 Nov) – PFC Marjon Anover locked his mother in a tight embrace while PFC Nino Alabaso heaved a sigh of relief after the New People’s… »


Police officers serve as pallbearers during burial ceremonies for slain Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Wednesday morning (28 Oct. 2015) in Butuan City. Otaza and his son were abducted and killed… »

Slain Agusan Sur mayor, son laid to rest

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 28 Oct) – Amid cries of justice, family members, friends and supporters buried Mayor Dario Otaza here Wednesday morning. The late mayor of Loreto town in… »

Lumad leaders in Caraga fear more reprisal from NPA

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — A day before the burial of slain Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, Lumad leaders here expressed fears they might… »

NPA claims responsibility for killing Loreto mayor and son

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 October) – The Southern Mindanao Regional Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) has claimed responsibility for killing Loreto mayor Dario Otaza and his son Daryl, allegedly… »

PEACETALK: More guns to kill more IPs

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 October) — Fundamentally, the indigenous peoples (IPs) want to be left alone. They want to work their lands according to their customs and traditions, see to the… »

At least 8 armed groups operate in Agusan Sur, Surigao Sur – Army

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/09 October) — At least eight armed groups are operating in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur provinces, an internal report by the 4th Infantry… »

Senate probe on Lumad killings: “apparent unholy alliance” and denials

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/04 October) – The two-day Senate probe on Lumad killings ended Friday afternoon with Mindanawon senators Teofisto Guingona III and Aquilino Pimentel III echoing the… »

Soldiers escorted killers of Lumad leaders, witnesses say

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews/01 October) – Some 30 Army troopers were with the members of the paramilitary group Magahat who reportedly killed three Lumad leaders in a village in Lianga, Surigao… »

Datu: leave the lumads alone

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 1 Oct) – Behind the astounding sceneries of the hinterland community of Talaingod town in Davao del Norte are lumads who are torn apart into two… »

Army nabs alleged NPA leader in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – Elements of the Army Special Forces arrested a suspected ranking leader of the New People’s Army after a shootout along the national highway… »

NPAs burn two vehicles in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Sept) – Members of the New People’s Army (NPA) allegedly burned two vehicles around 7 p.m. Saturday at Sitio Mangway, Brgy. Pintatagan, Banaybanay town, Davao Oriental.… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOW: A continuing proxy war in Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 September) – It was during Martial Law that the military started using subalterns in the campaign against the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA). In areas that were… »

4-year old Lumad bakwit dies; House, Senate urge probe on Lumad killings

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 Sept) – The House of Representatives and the Senate have filed separate resolutions to investigate the recent killing of Lumads (Indigenous Peoples), the displacement of… »

Surigao Sur Gov to Army: disband, disarm Bagani forces

TANDAG CITY (MindaNews/05 September) — Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel wants the Philippine Army to “disband and disarm” the Bagani Forces, a paramilitary group composed of Lumads (Indigenous peoples)… »

Teachers of Lumad schools renew calls for pullout of military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Teachers of schools run by Lumad organizations renewed their calls for the pullout of military forces and disbandment of the paramilitary group ‘Alamara’ that allegedly… »

4 NPAs in S. Kudarat, SouthCot surrender

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 13 Aug) – Four members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato provinces surrendered to police… »

Mindanawon youth urged to take active part in protecting IP rights

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 August) – Youth leaders in Southern Mindanao on Saturday underscored the need for the youth to take an active role in protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples… »

Security guard killed, 5 soldiers hurt in NPA attack in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 August) — A security guard was killed while five Army troopers were wounded after suspected New People Army (NPA) rebels attacked a base of a fruit… »

Duterte: honor peace agreements

M’LANG, North Cotabato (MindaNews /04 August) – The next President of the Philippines will have to deal with the peace processes with the Moro and the National Democratic Front (NDF)… »

PNoy has enough time to forge peace with Reds – bishops

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – President Aquino only has less than a year left in his term, but it is enough to forge peace with the National Democratic Front of… »

NPA raid in Gingoog village leaves women, children shocked

ALAGATAN, Gingoog City (MindaNews/15 July) – The attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) on soldiers of the 58th Infantry Battalion here Saturday afternoon has left several women and children… »

NPA says 1 soldier killed, 7 others wounded in Gingoog attack

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 July) – An Army soldier was killed and seven others were wounded in a raid Saturday on a unit of the 58th Infantry Battalion in Gingoog City,… »

Thousands pay tribute as NPA’s Commander Parago is laid to rest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 July) – In a scene reminiscent of the Martial Law years, at least 10,000 people from different parts of Mindanao came to pay their last respects Friday… »

Red March

At least 10,000 supporters of slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao aka Commander Parago Sandoval from different parts of Mindanao join the funeral march on Friday, July 10, in Davao City.… »

For Kumander Parago

Supporters of NPA leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, throw red dye on the posters in front of AFP’s Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City on… »

Luksang Parangal

At least 5,000 people from different parts of Mindanao gathered in Almendras gymnasium in Davao City on Thursday night, July 9,  to pay tribute to slain NPA leader Leoncio Pitao,… »

With Parago gone, NPA will weaken in Davao Region – military

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – The military on Monday claimed that the killing of rebel leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as Commander Parago Sandoval, is a big blow to the… »

Duterte calls for ‘temporary ceasefire’ during Parago’s wake

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed on Monday night to both the government forces and communist rebels for a “temporary ceasefire” during the wake of slain New… »

POETRY: Legend

To the vow he made not again to be captured alive true he stayed. And now he’s dead. On the field of combat breathed he his last. His rifle held… »

Prayers for Parago

Evangeline Pitao sprinkles holy water at Leoncio Pitao’s body as relatives and friends offer prayers to the slain leader of the New People’s Army at a funeral parlor in Lasang,… »

Parago vowed never to be captured alive

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – “Karon, di na gyud ko padakop nila nga buhi” (I wouldn’t let them capture me alive this time), Leoncio Pitao, popularly known by… »

Civilian who tipped military on Parago to get P5.6M reward

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – A civilian tipster will get the P5.6-million reward following the killing of top New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as… »

NPA’s Parago, female medic killed in Paquibato encounter

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – Leoncio Pitao alias Kumander Parago Sandoval of the New People’s Army and an “unidenfitied female rebel” believed to be a medic were killed in an… »

3 killed in NPA raid in Bukidnon; 13 FAs seized

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 June) – Three people were killed in an attack Sunday by the New People’s Army in an interior town of Bukidnon. In a statement Monday, the NPA… »

NPA eyed in soldier’s disappearance in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – South Cotabato officials are eyeing the involvement of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the disappearance earlier this month of an Army… »

Ranking NPA leader falls in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – A ranking New People’s Army (NPA) leader was arrested here Sunday by joint elements of the Army’s 29th Infantry Battalion and the police’s… »

Logging supervisor, 2 aides killed in NPA ambush in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 17 April) – A logging supervisor and two of his aides were reportedly killed in an ambush perpetrated by the New People’s Army in the mountains… »

2 soldiers killed, 12 hurt in NPA ambush in Surigao Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/03 April) – Two soldiers were killed while 12 others were wounded in an ambush by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Surigao del Sur on Wednesday… »

NPA burns 7 vehicles, attacks military outpost in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 March) — Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned seven vehicles and attacked a military detachment in Quezon town, Bukidnon at dawn on Sunday, a police official said… »

COMMENTARY: Privatizing the Agus and Pulangi Hydropower Plants: An Alternative

MANDALUYONG CITY (MindaNews/07 March) — For those of you old enough to remember, I was appointed to the National Power Corporation (NPC) Board in 1992 by then President Fidel V.… »

NDF releases 3 cops in Surigao del Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Northeastern Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) released Thursday the three policemen in Surigao del Norte who were held captive since late… »

Birdwatching temporarily suspended in Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Birdwatching activities in the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park have been suspended effective Feb. 17, according to the Office of the Protected Area… »

NPA leader, 5 other rebels slain in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 February) — A ranking leader of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sarangani and Davao del Sur provinces was reportedly killed… »

NPA attacks Mati City’s police station; 1 NPA killed, 1 cop injured  

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Feb) – A suspected member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed when around 80 armed men believed to be members of the NPA… »

Heavy Artillery

A 105mm artillery sits in the middle of a pineapple plantation in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon on Feb. 13, 2015 after a week of clashes with New Peoples Army rebels.… »

Army says sorry to birdwatchers for clash with NPA in Malaybalay

CAPITAN ANGHEL, Malaybalay City (MindaNews/14 February) – An Army official has expressed apologies for the encounter between soldiers and suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in a popular bird watching… »

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