2 cops injured in landmine explosion in S. Kudarat

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Two policemen are still in critical condition after a powerful landmine exploded as they traversed a New People’s Army (NPA) infested remote village… »

Yes to intercropping, no to oil palm, says Davao councilor

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 September) — A member of the City Council has proposed implementing intercropping projects such as cacao and banana instead of massive oil palm ventures in Paquibato and… »

Release the POWS

Ana Curita Tare (holding the microphone) appeals on Thursday (12 Sept 2014) for the military to implement a suspension of military operations in Bukidnon to pave the way for the… »

Suspension of military operations in Bukidnon sought to facilitate soldiers’ release

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Sept) – Government officials and the Philippine Independent Church in Northern Mindanao have sent an appeal to President Aquino and Defense Secretary Voltaire… »

NPA rebels sued for arson in Koronadal City

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 August)– Police have filed arson charges against an alleged leader and several members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of South… »

3 cops wounded, heavy equipment burned, in NPA attack in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 August) — Three policemen were wounded while three heavy equipment were destroyed in separate attacks staged early Friday by suspected members of the New People’s Army… »

ADVOCACY Mindanow: My unforgettables with Mar Roxas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews 11 August) — Last Friday was a reunion of sorts  for me with  former colleague in Malacanang Gabby Claudio (who served both  FVR and GMA) and Journalist… »

Villagers restive as truce ends in Agusan Norte, Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/01 August) – Villagers expressed fears a resurgence in armed hostilities between government forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) with the end of the five-day ceasefire in… »

Happy Farewell

A New People’s Army guerrilla and one of the four policemen who were seized in Alegria, Surigao del Norte by the rebel group last July 10 bid each other goodbye… »

Cops’ release gesture of goodwill for peace talks – NDFP

HINIMBANGAN, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/30 July) – The release Tuesday of four policemen who were held captive by the New People’s Army since July 10 was a gesture of… »

NPA to free 4 captive cops

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/29 July) — Communist rebels have agreed to release Tuesday the four police officers they captured early this month in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. PO3 Vic Calubag Concon,… »

4 soldiers wounded in Zambo Sur ambush

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – Four soldiers were wounded while another one was unscathed in an ambush Sunday staged by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Tigbao, Zamboanga del… »

NPA says suspects in Bukidnon mayor’s slay fall guys

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – The New People’s Army on Friday said the police have filed “trumped-up charges” against three suspects in the killing of Mayor Mario Okinlay of Impasugong,… »

3 NPA rebs surrender in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 July) – Three more alleged members of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Sarangani and Davao Occidental provinces surrendered on… »

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… »

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