NDF sets release of cops captured in Surigao Norte raid

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Four policemen who were taken captives by New People’s Army rebels during the raid in Alegria, Surigao del Norte on July 10 have been scheduled… »

250 people displaced, 3 rebels nabbed in Zambo Norte clashes

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Some 250 individuals were displaced and three suspected rebels were captured in two separate clashes this week in Zamboanga del Norte, police said. Senior Supt.… »

NPA rebel killed, cop wounded in Zambo Norte clash

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 16 July) – A suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebel was killed while a policeman was wounded in a clash Tuesday in Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del… »

NPA Raid

Residents and police load a pick-up truck on another truck to be taken to the regional police office on Tuesday (July 15). Suspected NPA rebels used the vehicle to ram… »

UPDATED: 13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 July) — Suspected New People’s rebels attacked the compound of a Manobo chieftain in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning but his followers fought… »

13 NPAs killed in Agusan Sur attack – military

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/15 July) — Suspected New People’s rebels attacked the house of a Manobo chieftain in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur Tuesday morning but his followers fought back… »

Students stay away from school after NPA attack in Alegria

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/13 July) — Teachers of Kitcharao Central Elementary School here came to school on Friday but were unable to teach because students, apparently traumatized by the… »

Final Ride

A fellow horse enthusiast leads the hearse carrying the remains of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon to his final resting place on July 12. Okinlay was killed in an… »

Suspects in Okinlay slay ‘former rebels’ – OPAPP files

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two of the three suspects tagged in the slaying of Impasug-ong mayor Mario Okinlay were former rebels who surrendered in 2011 and received… »

2 NPAs killed in Surigao Norte police station attack

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two New People’s Army rebels were killed while three policemen and a soldier were wounded after a band of rebels attacked… »

Alleged NPA leader captured in Zambo Norte

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/08 July) – A suspected New People’s Army leader was captured Monday following a skirmish in the hinterlands of Zamboanga del Norte, an Army official said. Col. Apolinario… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Beware of two kinds of NPA!

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) — The Communist New People’s Army marches on, dealing death and destruction in the countryside, their depredations coming ever closer to urban centers. Their… »


Residents march on the streets of Impasugong town in a show of outrage Monday (July 7, 2014) for the killing of their mayor, Mario “Dodo” Okinlay, last July 2, 2014… »

UPDATE: Bukidnon bishop condemns mayor’s killing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July)–Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan has condemned the slaying of Impasug-ong Mayor Mario Okinlay, stressing the diocese “does not espouse violence as a means to achieve justice and… »

NPA admits killing Bukidnon town mayor

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July) – The New People’s Army has admitted responsibility in the killing of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon on Wednesday. In a statement written in Cebuano… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Barangaynons must help secure the perimeter

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/04 July) — We need the communitarian approach to development and national security, a community-based system that consolidates the grassroots, firms up the base of the… »

UPDATE: Bukidnon mayor killed in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – The municipal mayor of Impasugong, Bukidnon died while being treated for gunshot wounds sustained in an ambush Wednesday by suspected New People’s Army guerrillas. An… »


Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong, Bukidnon (2nd from left) shares a light moment with other officials during the Aldaw ta Kitanglad celebration on 9 November 2006, in Libona town, Bukidnon.… »

Troops capture 2 suspected NPAs in Zamboanga del Sur

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 June) – Two suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were captured following a firefight Friday in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, a military official said. Capt. Franco Suelto,… »

Davao City VM on opposition to oil palm project: ‘Why only now?’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) – Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte lashed back at critics of the proposed oil palm project in Paquibato District, saying they said nothing when the local… »

Davao’s public safety office uses drone owned by private firm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June) — The city’s Public Safety and Security Command Center has added a heavy-duty unmanned aerial vehicle or drone to its fleet of emergency response vehicles. PSSCC… »

NPA ‘harassment’ triggers evacuation in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 June)– Around 300 residents of a remote village in Malungon town in Sarangani Province have fled their homes following alleged harassment by armed members of the… »

54 NPA rebels surrender in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 5 June) – Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista received the surrender of 54 New People’s Army rebels this morning, the… »

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal

Mapping firm personnel seized by NPA in ComVal MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Four employees of a private mapping firm hired by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and… »

103 families flee fighting in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) — Dozens of families had fled their homes since Thursday morning (May 30, 2014) after a firefight between communist rebels and government forces in a mountainous… »

NPA denies killing Laak mayor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 May) — The New People’s Army Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command denied it had anything to do with Wednesday’s ambush-slay of Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak,… »

Laak, ComVal mayor killed in ambush

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews/ 28 May) – Mayor Reynaldo Navarro of Laak town in Compostela Valley province was killed in an ambush by motorcycle-riding gunmen along a highway under… »

Old Guns

Soldiers check the vintage firearms surrendered by 97 alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) at the provincial capitol grounds in Patin-ay, Agusan del Sur, May 21, 2014. MindaNews… »

Mining Firm Attack

Soldiers document the burned dump truck and motorcycle inside the PhilAlstron Mining Corp. compound in Purok 4, Barangay Tagmamarkay, Tubay town in Agusan del Norte, after suspected New People’s Army… »

Duterte for President gains more supporters, including MNLF-Misuari faction

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 March) — The Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under founding chair Nur Misuari will support “110%” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte  in case he decides to run… »

Arms for Cash

EASTMINCOM commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III (left) and AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista receive surrendered firearms from 72 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan… »

NPA in Southern Mindanao vows to “seize more arms, inflict mounting casualties”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 March) – The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao has warned of more offensives against the Aquino administration, vowing they would “seize more arms, inflict mounting… »

2 soldiers killed in another NPA landmine attack

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 15 March) – Two more soldiers died and three others were wounded in another landmine explosion supposedly perpetrated by the New People’s Army this morning,… »

UPDATE: 12 killed, 7 injured in NPA attacks in Davao Sur

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 March) – At least 12 were killed and 7 others injured in separate attacks by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Matanao, Davao del Sur on Monday.… »

2 cops killed in Davao Sur NPA attack

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/10 March) — Two policemen were killed and three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels attacked a police outpost in Matanao, Davao del Sur… »

Rangers arrive in Butuan; more troops coming to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/19 February) – A battalion of the elite Scout Rangers arrived on Monday in this city in what a military official said was part of heightened efforts against… »

SouthCot LGU wants to fight NPA with more services to the people

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has expanded its outreach activities in upland villages of T’boli and Lake Sebu towns in a… »

More troops to be deployed to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – More soldiers will be deployed to the Caraga region in the coming weeks to boost the fight against the New People’s Army (NPA), an Army… »

Special Forces battalion arrives in CDO to help in fight vs NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – A battalion of highly trained soldiers, fresh from relief work in Tacloban City, arrived at the Lumbia airport here today to… »

‘Peace building is Nation building’

Message from Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process December 27, 2013 “Peace on earth, good will to all” is the call of the Christmas season, simple… »

Reds declare Christmas truce

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has directed its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to observe a ceasefire effective “0000 Hours of… »


An attack by suspected New People’s Army rebels on the police station of Kibawe, Bukidnon on Dec. 12 left the walls of the building pockmarked with bullets. The attack also… »

UPDATE: Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

KIBAWE, Bukidnon (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern… »

Cop killed, 3 others wounded in Bukidnon NPA attack

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 Dec.) – A policeman was killed while three others were wounded when suspected New People’s Army guerrillas stormed the police station of Kibawe town in southern Bukidnon… »

Bukidnon bishop condemns violence in Talakag

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/6 December)– Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan has condemned the slaying of three persons and the hurting of a five-year old boy in Talakag town on December 1, calling… »

Probe of agri firms near Mt. Kitanglad sought

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 13 Nov) – Bukidnon provincial board member Jay Albarece has filed a proposed resolution asking the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office-10 to conduct… »

2 suspected rebels sued for illegal possession of firearms

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 November) — Police authorities on Tuesday filed charges of illegal possession of firearms and violation of the election gun ban against two alleged members of the… »

Rebel Surrender

Thirty-five New People’s Army rebels surrender to Army authorities with their firearms on Oct. 31, 2013 at Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City. Top government officials led by AFP Eastern… »

9 soldiers, Cafgus killed in NorthCot rebel attacks

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews/21 Oct.) – Six Army personnel and three members of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit were killed in two separate attacks by suspected New People’s Army… »

Prof. Kim Gargar: “I was doing research”

MATI CITY, Davao Oriental (MindaNews / 05 October) – Physicist and former professor Kim Ajeas Gargar is spending his 34th birthday on Sunday (Oct. 6), behind bars. Gargar,  found with… »

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