Category Archives: eastmincom

Military: CPP-NPA in Mindanao hatching ‘Red October’ ouster plot vs Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 Sept) – The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and groups in Mindanao that are identified with it are planning to carry out the so-called “Red October” ouster plot against President Rodrigo Duterte, the military’s Eastern Mindanao Command on Wednesday said. But a human rights group dismissed such statement as […]

Military has last word on ‘bakwit’ in Surigao Sur, says village chief

DIATAGON, Lianga, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/22 July) – The military has the final say on the handling of the evacuees from the upland communities of this barangay and neighboring areas, Diatagon barangay chair Remegio Pareja on Friday said. In an interview, Pareja admitted that soldiers from the 75th Infantry Battalion are closely keeping watch over 1,200 […]

8,500 troops deployed in Eastern Mindanao to secure barangay, SK polls

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 May) —  The military’s Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) has deployed a total of 8,500 troops to ensure a safe and a secure Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on Monday. In a statement on Sunday, Major Ezra Balagtey, Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) public information office head, said they are ready for […]

3 soldiers killed in Bukidnon clash; lieutenant dies in DavOr ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Three Army soldiers were killed in a clash with communist guerrillas in Bukidnon only hours after the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army announced the termination of their unilateral ceasefire declaration. Ka Allan Juanito, NPA spokesperson for North Central Mindanao, said the soldiers, who belonged […]

Looking Forward to Christmas

Lt. Gen. Leonardo Guerrero leads military officers in a briefing with members of the government panel negotiating with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at the EastMinCom headquarters in Davao City Tuesday (26 September 2016), hoping that a truce would be a respite for soldiers so they could go home for Christmas. Photo […]

Duterte: prepare as country is “going to experience another spasm”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — “The Philippines is going to experience another spasm. When? I do not know. Sigurado? Sigurado ‘yan. So we prepare within our limited talent, our capacity,” President Rodrigo Duterte said during the 10th Eastern Mindanao Command anniversary at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan on Friday. Duterte said the country […]