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Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but..

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 14 April) – Two hinterland towns in North Cotabato are considered by the Philippine Army as “problematic” or “very challenging” in terms of terrain and support that communist guerillas get from the communities, a military spokesperson said. 1st Lieutenant Prolen Bonacua, spokesperson of the Army’s 19th Infantry Battalion, identified these “problematic areas” as Arakan […] The post Army says 2 hinterland towns in North Cotabato ‘problematic’ but.. appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsApr 15th, 2018

BIFF attacks NorthCot town; DepEd orders suspension of classes

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – Suspected Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) attacked an Army outpost in a village in the municipality of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato early morning Wednesday, police said. Chief Insp. Realan Mamon, municipal police station chief, said the armed group traveled from the marsh in nearby Kabuntalan and Northern Kabuntalan towns in [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2017

Police, Army padlock illegal lumberyards in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 April) – At least five lumberyards and sawmills in Kabacan, North Cotabato were padlocked Tuesday for lack of business permits and other legal requirements. But the operators were nowhere to be found, Chief Inspector Roni Cordero, chief of Kabacan police said. Cordero identified the owners as Toto Juanito, Bobby Karim, […] The post Police, Army padlock illegal lumberyards in Cotabato town appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Communist rebels ambush military truck in North Cotabato

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Communist insurgents ambushed a military truck transporting soldiers, sparking a firefight in North Cotabato’s Magpet town in southern Philippines, officials said on Wednesday. The soldiers were heading to downtown Magpet when New People’s Army (NPA) rebels detonated a roadside bomb and strafed the truck. Troops engaged the ambushers in a fierce gun battle [...] The post Communist rebels ambush military truck in North Cotabato appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

NPA admits killing Lumad leader in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 April) – The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) has admitted responsibility for the April 4 killing of a Lumad leader in Magpet town, North Cotabato. Isabel Santiago, spokesperson of the Mount Apo Sub-Regional Command of the NPA Southern Mindanao Region said they imposed “revolutionary justice” against Antonio P. Takinan for aiding […] The post NPA admits killing Lumad leader in North Cotabato appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

NPA owns up to political assassination in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY – New People’s Army rebels have owned up Sunday to the killing of a councilman in Magpet town […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Ex-army killed by own sister in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 April) – A retired soldier was shot and killed by his own sister after a heated altercation on land issues in Carmen town in North Cotabato, Friday, reports said. Authorities identified the victim as Jerome Mampenayo, 45, former member of the Philippine Army, and resident of Barangay Katiko in President Quirino, […] The post Ex-army killed by own sister in Cotabato town appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

2 soldiers hurt in clash with NPA in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 March) – Two soldiers were wounded in a clash with a still undetermined number of New People’s Army rebels in the hinterlands of Magpet, North Cotabato Thursday, the military said. Capt. Randy Llunar, civil military operations (CMO) officer of the Army’s 901st Infantry Brigade, said wounded soldiers from the 19th Infantry […] The post 2 soldiers hurt in clash with NPA in Cotabato town appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Soldier injured in roadside bomb explosion

KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Suspected communist rebels set off a roadside bomb in President Roxas, North Cotabato, injuring a soldier driving an Army truck, the police said Sunday. Supt. Bernard Tayong, the North Cotabato police spokesperson, said a convoy of military vehicles of 19th Infantry Battalion was heading to Kidapawan City from Arakan town, also in North Cotabato, when the roadside bomb went off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Purok 8 in Barangay Poblacion, President Roxas town. Cpl. Roel Padolina, who was was driving one of the KM-150 trucks loaded with soldiers, was hit by shrapnel, Tayong said. He said Padolina, who sustained injuries on his arms and body, was rushed to the North Co...Keep on reading: Soldier injured in roadside bomb explosion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Police, military action sought on NPA sightings in north Negros Oriental

The president of the League of Municipalities in Negros Oriental has sought the help of the Philippine National Police and the Army over reported sightings of armed men believed to be New People’s Army fighters in four towns in the province’s north......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Kin identify slain NPA rebels in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 January) – Two of the three suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels that died in a clash with government troops in Barangay Luayon, Makilala, North Cotabato on Monday were already identified by their relatives, a police official said. Chief Inspector Johnny Rick Medel, chief of the Makilala Police, identified the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

6 dead in Cotabato, ComVal clashes

KIDAPAWAN CITY---At least six were killed as clashes erupted anew between soldiers and communist rebels in North Cotabato and Compostela Valley provinces on Monday and Saturday, police and military reports said. The clashes broke out as the military launched renewed combat operations against rebels in the wake of President Duterte's proclamation that tagged the New People's Army (NPA) as a terror organization. Chief Insp. John Felongco Medel, police chief of Makilala town, North Cotabato, said a militiaman and three NPA rebels were killed in the clash that erupted early Monday in a remote village there. Attack In a radio interview, Medel said the firefight started when an...Keep on reading: 6 dead in Cotabato, ComVal clashes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

3 NPAs, 1 CAFGU killed in NorthCot clash

UPDATE: MAKILALA, North Cotabato – Three suspected members of the New People’s Army (NPA) and a member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) were killed while five others were wounded in an intense battle that involved helicopters dropping bombs from midnight till daybreak Monday (22 January 2018) in a village here. Lt. Col. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Army clueless on location of abducted police officer

The Philippine Army on Sunday admitted it has not determined the exact location of the deputy police chief abducted by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in North Cotabato last December 28. On Friday the NPA issued a statement calling Police Insp. Menardo Cui as “prisoner of war” (POW), weeks after he was taken at… link: Army clueless on location of abducted police officer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

NPA admits holding captive deputy police chief of Pres. Roxas town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) — The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao region (NPA-SMR) finally admitted, after 15 days, that they are holding captive the deputy police chief of President Roxas town in North Cotabato. NPA-SMR spokesman Rigoberto Sanchez issued the official statement about the case of Inspector Menardo Nisperos Cui, deputy chief […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Army foils BIFF attack in North Cotabato

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 11 January) – Government troops on Thursday foiled an attack by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in a farming village in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Captain Arvin Encinas, spokesperson of Army’s 6th division said troops from 34th Infantry Battalion said around 30 BIFF rebels arrived in Barangay Malagakit, Pigcawayan at dawn […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Wife of abducted police officer in NorthCot dies

KIDAPAWAN CITY  (MindaNews / 2 January) – The cancer-stricken wife of the deputy chief of police in President Roxas town in North Cotabato abducted late last month by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels died on Tuesday. Inspector Menardo Cui, deputy chief of police of President Roxas, North Cotabato, was snatched on December 28 by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

Military intensifies offensives vs. BIFF in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Dec) — Since the unilateral ceasefire Malacanang recently declared only covers communist guerillas, the Army in North Cotabato has intensified its offensives against a faction of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) which had earlier pledged allegiance to the ISIS. The 602nd Brigade sent at least two battalions in areas […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

200 families flee as Army, militants clash in North Cotabato

200 families flee as Army, militants clash in North Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

NPA surrenderee accuses NPA leader in NorthCot of corruption, says military

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – An alleged former finance head of a New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the hinterlands of Arakan in North Cotabato has accused another rebel leader of being corrupt, allegedly even worse than those in government, a military press statement said. Danny Lauda Andip, whom the military tagged […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

NPA frees NorthCot cop held captive for 110 days

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 Dec) – The New People’s Army (NPA) released Monday a policeman from North Cotabato they held captive for 110 days. Released in the hinterlands of the municipality of Magpet Monday morning was PO1 Bristol Catalan, of the police force of the municipality of Makilala, who was abducted last Aug. 17 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017