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NPA in Bukidnon claims taking 2 soldiers as ‘prisoners of war’

The NPA is the armed unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and has been waging an insurgency since 1969. AFP FILE PHOTO

Communist rebels on Wednesday claimed to have seized two soldiers in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, and said they were holding them as “prisoners of war.”

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels attack military outpost, quarry in South Cotabato

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A soldier, a policeman and a civilian were injured and heavy equipment damaged when suspected communist rebels attacked a military outpost and a quarry in South Cotabato early Friday morning, the authorities said.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PNP cites Roxas over cops’ release

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For arranging the successful release of four policemen captured last month by communist rebels, the Philippine National Police thanked Interior Secretary Mar Roxas for his fine act of leadership.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Rights group wants killings of 2 suspected NPA men probed

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Human rights group Karapatan reiterated its call for an investigation into the recent killing of two civilians in Malita, Davao Occidental, by armed men believed to be soldiers who had accused the victims of being communist rebels or New People’s Army supporters.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t agrees to limited ceasefire for release of cops captured by Reds


The government and the National Democratic Front have agreed on a five-day ceasefire for the release of four policemen seized by communist rebels during an attack on a police station in the town of Alegria in Surigao del Norte on July 10, the provincial governor said Monday.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »