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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

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

NPA rebels execute ex-soldier in front of wife, kids

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- A retired soldier was executed by members of the New People's Army in front of his horrified wife and children in an upland village in Magpet, North Cotabato Sunday, police said on Monday. Supt. Bernard Tayong, speaking for police in North Cotabto, said Dominaro Favian, 48, a resident of Barangay Binay, Magpet, died of multiple gunshot wounds in the head and body. Quoting Chief Insp. Jose Molina, chief of the Magpet Municipal Police Station, Tayong said the victim was fast asleep with his family at 1 a.m. when about 15 NPA rebels arrived and barged inside their house. Police said the gunmen were after Favian who they suspected of keeping firearms at home. I...Keep on reading: NPA rebels execute ex-soldier in front of wife, kids.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

3 NPAs killed in NorthCot encounter identified

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 July) – The three suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels killed in a firefight with the military in Magpet, North Cotabato on Friday were already identified by their families and relatives, the Army said. Lt. Col. Elrick Noel Paraso, commander of the 19th Infantry Battalion, said it took them at least […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

10 NPA members yield to Army in Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 07 July) — At least 10 suspected members of the New Peoples’ Army (NPA) have surrendered  to the 19thInfantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in North Cotabato since March, Lt. Col. Elrick Paraso, 19thIB commander, said. According to Paraso, the former NPA guerrillas realized that living in the hinterlands and fighting government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

3 NPA rebels killed in North Cotabato clash

Three New People’s Army rebels were killed in an encounter with soldiers in Magpet town in this province yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

3 alleged NPA rebels slain in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 6 July) – Three suspected New Peoples’ Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an hour-long firefight with government troops in a village in Magpet, North Cotabato, around 6 am on Friday, the Army said. The 19th Infantry Battalion said the bodies of the slain rebels were brought to a funeral parlor […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

3 NPA bulagta sa engkwentro

NORTH COTABATO — Tatlong mga kasapi ng New People’s Army o NPA ang nasawi makaraang magka-engkwentro sa pagitan ng mga […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Kin yield 13 firearms, ammunition owned by former NorthCot barangay captain

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 26 June) – At least 13 high-powered guns and hundreds of ammunition were turned over to the Army and Police in North Cotabato by relatives of a former barangay chairman in Magpet town Monday afternoon, reports said. Julie Dinampo-Fajatin, younger sister of ex-chairman Renado Dinampo of Barangay Tagbak, Magpet, told authorities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Cops destroy large marijuana farm in South Cotabato

Authorities uprooted Thursday 1,712 fully-grown marijuana plants in a hinterland in Tampakan town reportedly propagated by the New People’s Army......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Army foils NPA attack in N. Cotabato with air, ground assault

THE military said it has prevented a plot by communist rebels to harass Army and militia positions in the borders of North Cotabato and Davao del Sur by launching air and ground assaults on rebels’ positions Wednesday. “Clearing operations” are still ongoing in the mountains of Sitio New Alimodian, Barangay Banayal, Tulunan, North Cotabato, following […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Army quells NPA plan to attack Cotabato town

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 21 June) – The Army in North Cotabato has quelled an alleged plan of the New People’s Army (NPA) to attack one of its detachments located at a remote village in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Lt. Col. Rhojun Rosales, commander of the 39th Infantry Battalion, said his men, while scouring Sitio Alimodian, Barangay […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

6 soldiers hurt by roadside bomb in North Cotabato town

An Army lieutenant and five of his soldiers were injured in a bomb attack by the New People’s Army in Magpet town in North Cotabato at past 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, the military said. Source link link: 6 soldiers hurt by roadside bomb in North Cotabato town.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Grenade explodes, IED found in North Cotabato

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – A grenade exploded in Aleosan town while another one was recovered in Arakan, both in North Cotabato, over the weekend, authorities said. In Aleosan, the grenade exploded near an Army detachment past 7 pm on Saturday, according to the Cotabato Police Provincial Office. None of the soldiers and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Abandoned NPA camps found in North Cotabato

Soldiers found two large abandoned camps of the New People’s Army in Magpet, North Cotabato where rebels reportedly held captive abducted state security men......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Abandoned NPA camps found in North Cotabato

Soldiers found two large abandoned camps of the New People’s Army in Magpet, North Cotabato where rebels reportedly held captive abducted state security men. Source link link: Abandoned NPA camps found in North Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Soldier killed in clashes with ex-BIFF gunmen in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao --- A soldier was killed in the military's three-day offensive against gunmen formerly allied with the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the borders of Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces. The military on Tuesday confirmed the death of Pfc. Garry Quitor, a native of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, and a member of the Army's 33rd Infantry Battalion (IB). Quitor and his fellow soldiers were wading in a portion of the vast Liguasan Marsh when he was hit, said Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, 33rd IB commander. "He volunteered as the point man of the patrol despite the high risks involved in the operations. His bravery will be emulated by the rest ...Keep on reading: Soldier killed in clashes with ex-BIFF gunmen in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

20,000 flee air, ground strikes vs BIFF rebels

COTABATO CITY --- About 20,000 people fled their homes in remote villages of at least three towns in Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces following Sunday's bomb run and ground operations conducted by the military against Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen, reports from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government on Monday showed. The deserted communities included those within territories claimed by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the towns of SK Pendatun and Pagalungan in Maguindanao, and Pikit in North Cotabato. Tahira Kalantongan, Pikit disaster risk reduction and management officer, said that in her town alone, at least 10,000 p...Keep on reading: 20,000 flee air, ground strikes vs BIFF rebels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

15 killed, thousands flee as military launches air strike, ground assault vs BIFF

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews / 10 June) — An estimated 10,000 residents fled their villages here and at least 12,000 from three towns in Maguindanao  following air strikes and ground assault early Sunday morning at the Ligawasan marsh near General SK Pendatun town in what the military said was a bomb-making facility of the Bangsamoro […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018