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… »

Physicist Kim Gargar

Physicist Kim Gargar narrates his experience at the Mati City Police Office on Friday, October 4, 2013 when he was “intercepted” by the military near the clash site with New… »

Cotabato governor condemns NPA atrocities

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/04 September)– North Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Talino-Mendoza condemned Wednesday the latest attack launched by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Makilala town, citing the terror it sowed… »

Landmine blast injures 7 soldiers in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 September) – Seven government soldiers were wounded when a landmine planted by suspected New People’s Army rebels exploded in Sitio Lantaan, Barangay Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province… »

NPA raids 2 firms in Surigao, North Cotabato

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 September) – Suspected New People’s Army rebels figured in two attacks over the weekend in Surigao del Norte and North Cotabato. The Police Regional Office in Caraga… »

Rebs burn heavy equipment in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/19 August) — Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned heavy equipment 2p.m. Sunday in Barangay Ladayon, Arakan, North Cotabato, the town mayor today said over radio station dxCA.… »

‘Bakwits’ in Mindanao due to communist revolt highest in Caraga–IDMC

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 August)—The Caraga region has posted the highest number of “bakwits” or internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in Mindanao due to the communist insurgency, one of the world’s longest-running conflict,… »

NPAs disarm Zambo Sur town mayor, bodyguard

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/13 August) – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels disarmed a municipal mayor and his police bodyguard in Zamboanga del Sur early Tuesday, the police said. Police identified… »

Lumad ‘bakwits’ from Agusan Sur move to Davao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) — Some Lumads from villages in Loreto town in Agusan del Sur who were displaced by encounters last week between the military and New People’s Army… »

Soldier dies in Zamboanga del Sur ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/06 July) – Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels killed a soldier in an ambush Friday in the town of Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, military reports disclosed. Killed… »

‘Local peace talks good but…’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 29 June) – They heard inspiring stories on local peace initiatives, from sitio Lantad in Barangay Kibanban in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, a former New… »

South Cotabato cops brace for NPA attacks

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/24 June)— Security measures in South Cotabato province have been tightened due to fresh threats posed by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, a police official said… »

2 soldiers killed in encounter with NPA in Agusan Sur town

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 June) — Two members of the 26th Infantry Battalion were killed in an encounter with the New People’s Army (NPA) in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur late Saturday afternoon. Lt.… »

On Alert

Police personnel from the Provincial Public Safety Battalion conducts a checkpoint between the border of Bayugan City and the town of Esperanza in Agusan del Sur 19 June 2013, a… »

2 tribal leaders, 3 others killed in NPA attack in Agusan Sur

ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur (MindaNews / 20 June) – Two Higaonon tribal leaders and three others were allegedly executed by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in an attack here Tuesday… »

Military moves to counter NPA recruitment in SouthCot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 May) — Government troops have intensified their “peace and development” initiatives in the hinterland villages of T’boli and Lake Sebu towns in South Cotabato in a… »

Soldier, 2 NPAs killed in Surigao Norte clash

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/18 May)– A soldier and two alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a series of clashes in the hinterlands of Claver in Surigao… »

Army intensifies operations in Agusan Norte on eve of elections

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/ 12 May) – The Philippine Army operating in Agusan del Norte has intensified operations and stepped up alert status on the eve of election day after a… »

Ex-VP Guingona to NPA on mayor-wife’s ambush: Apology not enough

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – The New People’s Army has issued an apology for the ambush Saturday night of the convoy of Gingoog City Mayor Ruthie Guingona, but… »

WORM’S EYEVIEW: Caught between the horns of a dilemma

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/22 April) — Once in a while, an incident happens in which two or more issues involving two or more forces collide and force us to… »

NPA frees 7 Cafgus in Eastern Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 April) – The New People’s Army released Wednesday seven government militiamen captured by the rebel group in two separate incidents this week, the National Democratic Front-Mindanao said… »

Army visibility in polling centers high 10 days before election day—official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 April) — Military personnel in the Davao Region and parts of Southwestern Mindanao (Region 12) will be visible around the vicinity of polling places 10 days before… »

NPA frees captive cop in ComVal

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/2 April) —The New People’s Army (NPA) freed Tuesday Police Officer 3 Ruben Nojapa Jr. in Barangay Mainit, Nabunturan town in Compostela Valley (ComVal) after 15 days in… »

Death on Good Friday

Father Joesilo Amalla blesses the body of one of two militiamen killed during a clash between suspected members of the New Peoples Army and a team of police personnel, soldiers… »

5,000 devotees trapped for 4 hours as NPA, soldiers clash on Good Friday; 2 Cafgu members killed

ANTICALA, Butuan City (MindaNews/29 March) — Two members of the paramilitary Cafgu were killed while some 5,000 devotees of the Good Friday “Panaad” (vow) stations of the cross trek to… »

NPA says attack on T’boli police outpost punitive action vs MNCs

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/22 March)—The communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels’attack on a police outpost in T’boli, South Cotabato last Wednesday was intended as a “punitive action” for the presence of… »

Armed men launch separate attacks in Region 12

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 20 March) – Unidentified heavily armed men launched separate attacks in different parts of Region 12 on Wednesday, leaving one person wounded, officials said. Col. Dickson… »

51 families flee fighting in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — Fifty-one families fled their homes after fighting broke out between elements of the police’s City Public Safety Company and suspected New People’s Army rebels in… »

NPA raids home of environmental activist in Surigao Sur

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 Feb) – Some 20 fully armed men who claimed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) raided Tuesday morning the home of an… »

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