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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

NPAs in NorthCot kill ex-Army in front of wife, kids

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – Suspected communist guerillas shot dead in front of his wife and two children a former soldier in a hinterland village in Magpet, North Cotabato dawn on Saturday, police said. Chief Insp. Jose Molina, chief of the Magpet municipal police station, identified the victim as Dominador Favian, 47, of Sitio […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 9th, 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

NPA raid banana firm, wounds 6 guards

KIDAPAWAN CITY---Six security guards of a multinational banana company were wounded when New People's Army (NPA) rebels fired rifle grenades at the firm's processing plant on Thursday. Senior Supt. Maximo Layugan, North Cotabato police director, said the rebels first fired two rifle grenades around 8:45 p.m. at the work area of Lapanday Banana Group of Companies at the village of Dallag in Arakan town, North Cotabato. It was followed by a series of automatic fire from the attackers, triggering a brief gun battle when the security guards returned fire. Harassment The rebels fled deep into the forest when soldiers and police responded, according to Senior Insp. Jose Mari Molina...Keep on reading: NPA raid banana firm, wounds 6 guards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

NPA rebels torch daycare in North Cotabato

THE New People’s Army (NPA) burned a daycare center in Magpet, North Cotabato, according to belated reports reaching the Philippine Army on Thursday. Lt. Col. Ehrlich Noel Paraso, commander of…READ The post NPA rebels torch daycare in North Cotabato appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Hundreds flee in NorthCot village as armed Lumads avenge kin’s death

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 4 Oct) – Hundreds of residents from both settlers and Lumads left their homes in a remote area in the hinterland of Arakan town in North Cotabato after a group of armed indigenous people on Monday entered their village to avenge the death of a kin, reports said. The Lumads, according to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Troops rescue escaped NPA medic in Davao City

DAVAO CITY – A female medic of the communist rebel group New People’s Army in North Cotabato province was rescued […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

NPA leader killed in North Cotabato

DIGOS CITY -- A high-ranking leader of the New People's Army (NPA) was killed in a firefight with government troops on Saturday in Sitio Flortam, Barangay Batasan, Makilala, North Cotabato. Lt. Colonel Rhojun Rosales, commander of the Army's 39th Infantry Battalion, said the body of Jacob Rodinas (who was also known as Jecko or Velum) , secretary of Guerrilla Front 51, was recovered around 7 a.m. on Sunday, a day after the encounter. Rosales said the slain NPA leader had standing arrest warrants for various crimes, including arson, extortion, homicide and murder. Rodinas and Juanito Pueblas, also known as "Taghoy" were top NPA leaders of GF-51, he said. Pueblas was killed on ...Keep on reading: NPA leader killed in North Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

NPA couple surrenders to Army in Cotabato

The surrenderers, “Alias George” and his wife “Alias Joan” were formerly full-time members of Guerilla Front 53 and Pulang Bagani Command (PBC) 3, under the outlawed Communist New People’s Army Terrorist (CNT) that operates in North Cotabato......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Former NPA couple slain in gun attack in Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 23 Aug) – Unidentified gunmen shot dead a couple who were former members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in Makilala, North Cotabato Wednesday evening, police said. Chief Insp. Johnny Rick Medel, chief of the Makilala police, identified the slain couple as Felix Mancao Abaniel, 52, and his wife, Teresita, 51, both […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

2 ex-NPAs killed by former comrades, North Cotabato police say

Rebels executed late Wednesday a couple who surrendered early this year and entered an amnesty program for former members of the New People’s Army, police said. Source link link: 2 ex-NPAs killed by former comrades, North Cotabato police say.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

2 ex-NPAs killed by former comrades, North Cotabato police say

Rebels executed late Wednesday a couple who surrendered early this year and entered an amnesty program for former members of the New People's Army, police said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Couple NPA spies surrender in North Cotabato

A wanted couple who spied on activities of state forces for the New People’s Army for two decades yielded Friday and pledged allegiance to the Philippine flag......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

NPA couple yields to Army in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 10 Aug) – A couple who claimed they were active members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) yielded to the Army in Magpet, North Cotabato on Thursday. 2Lt Angelique Taban, head of civil military operations of the 19th Infantry Battalion, identified the surrenderees only by their aliases: George and Joan. Taban said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Military says it didn’t drop bombs in Makilala village

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 August) –The Army in Makilala in North Cotabato has denied reports that bombs were dropped in a rebel-influenced barangay on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Rhodjun Rosales, commanding officer of the 39thInfantry Battalion, said the attack helicopter that residents saw in Barangay Batasan in Makilala never dropped any bomb when it hovered at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

NPA frees police officer in North Cotabato

MAGPET, North Cotabato --- The New People's Army on Friday freed a police officer it had held captive for nearly seven months, a gesture seen to boost the prospects for the resumption of the stalled talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Clad in white sweatshirt, printed with "NPA POW" [Prisoner of War], Insp. Menardo Cui sat on a makeshift stage somewhere along the border of Davao City and Magpet town, North Cotabato province, teary eyed, as a female rebel fighter read the decision for his release. "Insp. Menardo Cui was released on humanitarian consideration amid the appeals of his family, friends and other well-meaning individua...Keep on reading: NPA frees police officer in North Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

NPA yields cop to SAP Bong Go

SPECIAL Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Bong Go personally fetched from a New Peoples Army (NPA) camp the kidnapped Deputy Chief of Police of President Roxas, North Cotabato. According to reports, it took several months of negotiations before the NPA agreed to turn over to President Rodrigo Duterte Police….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

SAP Go sinundo dinukot na deputy cop

Personal na sinundo ni Special Assistant to the President Christopher Bong Go sa kuta ng New Peoples Army ang dinukot na Deputy Chief of Police ng President Roxas, North Cotabato. Ayon sa report, ilang buwan din ang naging negosasyon bago pumayag ang NPA na i-turn over kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

NPA frees police officer after 7 months

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 27 July) – A police officer held captive by the New People’s Army (NPA) for seven months was released on Friday afternoon. The rebel group released Insp. Menardo Nisperos Cui in Sitio Apog Apog, Barangay Panaka Magpet, North Cotabato. Police Regional Office 11 spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz said Cui was flown by helicopter […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

North Cotabato town surrenders unlicensed firearms

COTABATO CITY, July 19 (PIA) -At least 133 unlicensed firearms were recently turned-over to the Philippine Army by residents of Pikit town in North Cotabato. This was after municipal local officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

BTC lawyer insists on including 39 villages, 6 towns in Bangsamoro region

Residents from 39 North Cotabato villages and six Lanao del Norte towns mightrefuse to 'decommission' or lay down their arms if theyare not included in the proposed Bangsamoro region under the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), a lawyer of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) warned on Wednesday. "Pag hindi natin nasali 'yung anim na munisipyo ng Lanao del Norte at 39 barangays ng (North Cotabato) baka hindi na rin sila sumama sa decommissioning. Ibig sabihin hindi po sila magbababa ng armas nila,"lawyer Algamar Latiph said in a press conference at the sidelines of the bicameral conference panel meetings on BBLin Pasig City. (If the six towns in Lanao del Norte and 39 villages in No...Keep on reading: BTC lawyer insists on including 39 villages, 6 towns in Bangsamoro region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018