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… »

Guide hurt as foreign bird watchers caught in Army, NPA clash

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 Feb) — A local tour guide was hurt when a group of foreign bird watchers he was helping got caught in an encounter between the Army and… »

Counting Guns

Officers of the PNP Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) catalog the firearms and equipment captured from suspected New People’s Army guerrillas inside the RPSB headquarters in Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad,… »

NPA captured, firearms seized in clash with police in Agusan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Police troopers under the 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) captured a suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerilla together with high-powered firearms and… »

Surigao Norte declares 10-day ceasefire to pave way for cops’ release by NPA

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The provincial government of Surigao del Norte, through its Provincial Crisis Management Committee, has sought a 10-day extension of the ceasefire between communist… »

NPA frees ComVal provincial jail warden

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 January) — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Southern Mindanao announced the release Monday of a jail warden being held by the New People’s Army… »

Release of 3 Surigao cops held by NPA faces further delay

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – It looks like the release of three policemen from Surigao del Norte who are being held captive by the New People’s Army will be delayed… »

NDF cancels release of cops coz of AFP’s refusal to pullout community organizers

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The National Democratic Front in the Philippines-Northeastern Mindanao Regional (NDFP-NEMR) has called off the release of the three policemen who are captives of… »

Reds postpone release of 3 cops in Surigao Norte; cite continuing military drive

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – The New People’s Army last week announced it has put on hold the planned release of three policemen in Surigao del Norte it has held… »

NPA in Cotabato areas to extend ceasefire until after Papal visit

SOMEWHERE IN NORTH COTABATO (MindaNews / 8 Jan) – Communist rebels in Southwestern Mindanao announced Wednesday it will extend its ceasefire with the military in deference to the Papal visit… »

NDFP declares ceasefire in Surigao Norte for safe release of policemen

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – To “pave way for the safe and orderly release” of the three policemen snatched by New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front… »

Kin of cops held by NPA want troop pullout for safe release of captives

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – The wives and relatives of three policemen who were snatched by the New People’s Army in Surigao del Norte almost two months ago on Monday… »

Madlos: release of captured soldiers an act of goodwill to re-start peace talks  

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/27 December) — The National Democratic Front (NDF)-Mindanao on Friday said peace talks with the Philippine government will likely restart soon as its armed wing released two Army… »

Madlos claims “more than 300 NPA raids” vs military, paramilitary in 2014  

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 27 December) – The New People’s Army conducted “more than 300 raids” against government troops and paramilitary forces in Mindanao in 2014, Jorge Madlos,… »

Home for Christmas

Ruby Samano hugs her husband, Corporal Benjamin Samano after he and Pfc Alvin Ricarte were released by the New People’s Army in Montevista town, Compostela Valley on December 21, 2014.… »

Home for Christmas: 2 Army soldiers held by NPA freed

MONTEVISTA, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 21 December)– The Christmas wish of the families of two Army soldiers held by the New People’s Army (NPA) since December 2 has been granted:… »

Military to arm 120 new Cafgus in NPA-infested Loreto town

LORETO, Agusan del Sur – Like the Spartans in the movie “300,” the militiamen yelled “Ahoo! Ahoo!” that rumbled in the hot, concrete gym here, indicating they are ready to… »

Abducted cops’ wives ask gov’t to negotiate release with NPA

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – Spouses of two of the three policemen abducted by the New People’s Army in Surigao del Norte earlier this month have asked the… »

THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Traitors in our midst

Treason: treachery towards one’s country or government; betrayal of one’s country to an enemy. Traitor: one who is disloyal; one who betrays his country, cause, friends, etc. – Webster’s Dictionary… »

Surigao Norte police placed on red alert after abduction of 2 more cops

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 November) — Police stations in Surigao del Norte have been placed on red alert following the series of abductions of policemen by suspected New People’s Army rebels… »

Checkpoint

Members of the police’s 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion request motorists to lower the window at a checkpoint along the highway in the highlands of Kitcharao town, Agusan del Norte… »

Slain student leader laid to rest

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /14 Nov) – The 23-year old former chair of the University Student Council of the University of the Philippines-Mindanao who was killed November 4 in an encounter… »

Goodbye, Perper Cagula

Revolutionary songs fill the air as the Cagula family bids farewell to Rendel Ryan (RR to his family and Perper to high school and college classmates) at a memorial park… »

Cop seized by armed men in Surigao town

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) – Unidentified armed men snatched a novice policeman on Wednesday morning in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte, Senior Inspector Rosemarie Molabola, community relations head of… »

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