Category Archives: npa attacks

NPA seizes police officer in DavOr

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 June) – The New People’s Army (NPA) abducted a police officer in Davao Oriental on Friday. In a statement Monday, the NPA identified the captive as SPO2 George Canete Rupinta, 52, whom they seized at around 4:30 p.m. on June 9 in Barangay Tagugpo, Lupon, Davao Oriental. Rigoberto F. Sanchez, spokesperson of […]

2 soldiers killed, 6 others hurt in ambush in Davao City

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews13 June) – Two soldiers were killed and six others were wounded in an ambush Sunday by suspected communist rebels in Davao City, the Eastern Mindanao Command said. The soldiers, all from the 16th Infantry Battalion, were responding to the reported presence of New People’s Army rebels in Paradise Embac village in Paquibato District […]

Rebels attack another Cafgu detachment in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/06 June) – Suspected communist guerrillas harassed a paramilitary detachment under the 72nd Infantry Battalion in Makilala town in North Cotabato around 8:30 p.m., Monday, an Army official said. Lt. Col. Harold Argamosa, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion, said the attack was the fifth since Mindanao was placed under a state of martial law and took place […]

Cotabato to extend aid to cops hurt in twin roadside blasts

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/27 May) – The Cotabato provincial government will provide financial assistance to policemen who were wounded in two roadside blasts here on Friday. In a statement, Cotabato Governor Lala Mendoza said she has already ordered fund release for the hospitalization and cash assistance to Police Officer 1 (PO1) Ronald Espanola of the Arakan municipal police station and PO1 […]

NPA seizes militiaman in Tandag

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — New People’s Army (NPA) rebels abducted on Thursday a member of the Civilian Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) at his home in Tandag City. The Army identified the Cafgu member as Jeremias E. Estrada, of Purok Lansones, Barangay San Agustin Norte, Tandag City, the capital of Surigao del Sur. Estrada was assigned at […]

Rebs apologize, offer indemnity to civilian hit by IED

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 May) – The National Democratic Front-Southern Mindanao Region has apologized to the family of a civilian who was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) during an attack on Saturday by the New People’s Army (NPA) on plants owned by Lapanday Foods Corporation in Barangay Mandug. Larry Buenafe, a fish vendor, was seriously wounded when […]

2 rebels killed in attack on Lapanday farm

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Two rebels were killed in a clash with security personnel of a cattle ranch and banana plantation in Barangay Pangyan in Calinan, Davao City owned by the Lorenzo family, the New People’s Army (NPA) said Sunday. In a statement, NPA Southern Mindanao Regional Operations Command spokesperson Rigoberto Sanchez congratulated the NPA’s 1st Pulang Bagani Battalion […]

NPA frees 2 Army soldiers in Davao Sur

MATANAO, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/19 April) — Two non-commissioned officers of the Philippine Army regained their freedom on Wednesday, after almost three months of captivity in the hands of communist rebels. Sgt Soliman Calocop and Pfc Samuel Garay, who were captured by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, were released to their […]

CPP says ceasefire declarations should be reciprocal

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 April) — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday said it did not issue a declaration of interim ceasefire Friday, after the Philippine government (GRP) announced it will not issue a similar declaration. In a statement, the CPP said he issuance of ceasefire declarations “was supposed to be done reciprocally […]

Statement of the Secretary of National Defense on the NPA’s recent actions against the Filipino nation

Fellow Filipinos, in the past weeks, the Communist Terrorists who call themselves the New People’s Army went on a rampage, burning equipment and properties of companies who refuse to succumb to their extortions. They do these to companies who build roads, export produce, transport people–activities that help generate employment and wealth for Filipinos. They have […]

Bello: peace talks to continue despite attacks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 March) – The next rounds of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines will push through despite recent attacks reportedly staged by the New People’s Army, Labor Secretary and government peace panel chair Silvestre H. Bello III said. On March 8, NPA rebels staged an ambush in Bansalan, Davao […]