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Rebels kill cop, wound another as they attack PNP outposts in Sorsogon

Published: 8:05 p.m., Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated: 10:05 p.m., Oct. 16, 2017 NAGA CITY---A policeman was killed while another was wounded in separate attacks by suspected communist rebels in the towns of Gubat and Bulan in Sorsogon province, on Sunday night. Police Officer 2 Ricky Ofalsa of the Gubat police identified the fatality as PO2 Dennis Garbida, who was with him, and two others manning an outpost when a group of suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels arrived and fired at the outpost at 5:50 p.m. Daring attack Ofalsa could not say how many NPA rebels staged the daring attack in Gubat's business district. "They were so many. They were all in camouflage uniform. I didn'...Keep on reading: Rebels kill cop, wound another as they attack PNP outposts in Sorsogon.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 16th, 2017

NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush

Published: 12:32 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 | Updated: 11:34 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 LEGAZPI CITY --- Suspected rebels killed a police officer and wounded seven others in an ambush in Labo town in Camarines Norte before dawn on Saturday after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ordered the New People's Army (NPA) to intensify attacks against state forces. The attack came days after the rebels suffered at least 15 dead in a clash with Air Force troops and police in Batangas province in the biggest single-day casualty for the NPA since President Duterte ordered the termination of peace talks with the insurgents last month. The rebels waylaid two police patrol cars traveling throug...Keep on reading: NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Suspected rebels kill cop as they attack police outpost in Sorsogon

Gubat town (shaded in red)_ in Sorsogon province (Image from Google Maps) NAGA CITY -- A police officer died in an attack by suspected New People's Army (NPA) in a police outpost in Gubat town in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2017

‘Reds’ kill comrades who surrendered to authorities

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who surrendered to the military were killed in an ambush allegedly by their former comrades in Compostela Valley. “The attack resulted in the death of the two newly surrendered NPA members of the Militia ng Bayan in Montevista, Compostela Valley. The NPA terrorists ambushed the surrenderees and the… link: ‘Reds’ kill comrades who surrendered to authorities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Duterte condemns NPA attack in N. Samar, likens rebel group to ISIS

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday likened the communists rebels to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Duterte made the remark as he condemned the attack of New People's Army rebels on soldiers providing relief to victims of Tropical Storm "Urduja" in Northern Samar. READ:2 soldiers injured in ambush by NPA rebels in Northern Samar "I am sick and tired of talking to you. Pareho kayo ng ISIS. It's an empty thing. There is no ideology except to destroy and kill," Duterte said during a speech at Camp Crame after he arrived from a visit to typhoon-hit Biliran. During his visit in Biliran, the President condemned the attack of the NPA rebels. "I strongly protest and I...Keep on reading: Duterte condemns NPA attack in N. Samar, likens rebel group to ISIS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush - Inquirer.net

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Suspected NPA rebels kill Ecija construction site caretaker

CARRANGLAN, NUEVA ECIJA -- Armed men believed to be New People's Army rebels killed the caretaker of a construction firm in Sitio (subvillage) Masagana, Barangay (village) Putlan here on Wednesday morning.   President Duterte is scheduled to visit Nueva Ecija on Wednesday afternoon.   Reports said the armed men also shot at a police vehicle carrying 8 policemen who were responding to the shooting of SixtoTabon, 44. A policeman jumped off the vehicle and fractured a leg following the 5 a.m. attack, said Senior Supt. Eliseo Tanding, Nueva Ecija police director.   Tabon, a Putlan resident and a caretaker of Halrey Construction, was shot multiple times at abo...Keep on reading: Suspected NPA rebels kill Ecija construction site caretaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2017

Abu Sayyaf militants kill 9, wound 16 in Philippine village

ZAMBOANGA — Abu Sayyaf militants killed nine people and wounded 16 others in an early morning attack yesterday on a southern Philippine village which may hav.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2017

S. Korean tourist wounded in Philippines shooting

SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean tourist suffered a gunshot wound in the Philippines at the weekend, Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday. The man in his 40s came under attack by an u.....»»

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Gunmen kill fourth Philippine local official in a week

MANILA — Two motorcycle-borne gunmen on Wednesday killed the vice mayor of a southern Philippine town, the fourth local official assassinated in a week, including one President Rodrigo Duterte said may have had links to illegal drugs. The attack took to 16 the number of mayors and vice mayors killed since Duterte unleashed his deadly anti-narcotics […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

PVL Finals: Creamline takes 1-0 lead, cruises past PayMaya

Creamline struck the crucial first blow, beating PayMaya in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Cool Smashers relied on a three-pronged attack that Kuttika Kaewpin spearheaded with 19 points while Alyssa Valdez and Laura Schaudt had 18 and 13 points, respectively. It was still a tight contest through the midway part of the fourth set with Craemline leading 13-11, that was until Valdez started heating up. The Cool Smashers went on a 9-2 run with Valdez capping it off with a smith kill for the 22-15 lead. Even with the early ...Keep on reading: PVL Finals: Creamline takes 1-0 lead, cruises past PayMaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Suspect wrote he aimed to kill everyone at Maryland newsroom

  BALTIMORE --- A man charged with gunning down five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person present."   Sgt. Jacklyn Davis, a spokeswoman for Anne Arundel County police, said the letters were received Monday. They were mailed to an attorney for The Capital newspaper, a retired judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and a Baltimore judge.   The letter Jarrod Ramos sent to the Annapolis newspaper's Baltimore-based lawyer was written to resemble a legal motion for reconsideration of his uns...Keep on reading: Suspect wrote he aimed to kill everyone at Maryland newsroom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Woman stalked by U.S. newspaper shooter lived in fear of attack

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – A woman who was cyberstalked by the gunman who shot dead 5 people at a US newspaper office last week has said she lived in constant fear he would one day find and kill her. In an interview with the "Today" show on NBC broadcast Monday, the woman, who asked to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

PVL: Jet Spiker trip Blockbusters in semis opener

Philippine Air Force weathered the furious late fourth set rally of Vice Co. to claim the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference men’s Final Four series opener, 27-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Bryan Bagunas was sharp the whole game slicing his attack through the defense of the Blockbusters like hot knife through butter to score 29 spikes in his 30-point performance for the Jet Spikers, who spoiled Vice Co. playng team owner Vice Ganda's first time to watch his squad in action. The National University standout added 16 excellent receptions for a complete game for Air Force, which swept the round robin quarterfinals to clinch the no. 3 seed. The Jet Spikers saw its 20-16 lead in the fourth set evaporate after Vice Co. evened the frame at 20 capped by a Jude Garcia kill block on Bagunas. Jeffrey Malabanan and Bagunas scored back-to-back hit to put the Jet Spikers back on top, 22-20. Garcia answered with a kill of his own but committed a crucial service error on the next play. Bagunas put Air Force at match point on an off the block hit before Fauzi Ismail sealed the win with a kill block. Malabanan finished with 18 points while Ismail and Ranran Abdilla chipped in with 14 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Jet Spikers, who finished runner-up to Cignal in last year’s edition. JP Bugaoan had 17 points while Garcia posted 10 for Vice Co., which came off a long layoff after clinching an outright semis seat.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles           .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

22 NPA rebels yield in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY, June 27 (PIA) - With the peace talks in limbo, 22 more communist rebels operating in Sorsogon province turned over their weapons when they surrendered at the military headquarters here o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Troops kill 6 Samar cops mistaken for rebels, 9 more wounded

CEBU – Army soldiers killed 6 policemen and wounded 9 more after they mistook the unit as members of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 26th, 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

Suicide blasts in northeast Nigeria kill at least 31 – official, local militia

KANO, Nigeria (UPDATED) – Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday, June 17. Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Graffiti boys who lit Syria war brace for regime attack

DARAA, Syria: “Your turn, Doctor.” Seven years after scribbling the anti-Assad slogan that sparked Syria’s war, activists-turned-rebels Moawiya and Samer Sayasina are bracing themselves for a regime assault on their hometown Daraa. They were just 15 when they and friends, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions they saw on television, daubed a groundbreaking message on [...] The post Graffiti boys who lit Syria war brace for regime attack appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Lorenzana: RP can buy choppers elsewhere

The government is ready to look for other sources of utility helicopters if Canada chooses not to proceed with the P11.7 billion sale of 16 brand new Bell 412s to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. Canadian papers have reported that the Canadian government has ordered a review of the deal amid concerns that the helicopters would be used in fighting rebels.Lorenzana, in a statement, stressed that the 16 brand new Bell412 combat utility helicopters would be used by the AFP to save lives.“Should the Canadian government choose to discontinue their sale of the aircraft to us, then we will procure them from another source,” said Lorenzana.The $233 million agreement was only signed last Wednesday.Immediately after, the Canadian government, through Trade Minister Francois Philippe Champagne reportedly ordered a review of the deal after learning that the helicopters would be used for internal security operations of the AFP.“When we saw that declaration ... we immediately launched a review with the relevant authorities. And we will obviously review the facts and take the right decision,” Champagne was quoted in the reports.But Lorenzana maintained that the helicopters would be used by the AFP “primarily for the transportation of personnel and supplies, ferrying wounded and injured soldiers, and the conduct of humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) operations.” “They are not attack or close support aircraft. While they may be used in support of Internal Security Operations or ISO, their role is limited to those that I mentioned,” he said.“As its designation ‘combat utility helicopter or CUH’ connotes, the Bell CUH 412 is a utility helicopter and, contrary to what some parties mistakenly believe, its mission is to save lives,” Lorenzana added.The Bell 412EPI helicopters were supposed to be delivered early next year.Canada cites HR strings on dealChampagne also mentioned human rights as key element in Canada’s foreign and trade policy.It will be recalled that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during last November’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in Manila, raised questions on President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs which is being blamed for thousands of alleged extra judicial killings in the country.The Department of National Defense (DND), however, stressed that while it is the prerogative of the Canadian government to review the deal, human rights issue should not equate to the ISO of the AFP in general.“I think it is unfair to equate internal security operations in general with human rights violations first of all the alleged human rights violations are unverified there are still being investigated and have to be documented,” DND’s Public Affairs Service chief Arsenio Andolong said.“I think it’s premature to cast judgment on the armed forces in this regard so I think it would be to the best interests of both our countries to step back and reconsider what the Canadian government is thinking,” Andolong added.“If they don’t want to sell, well, we may consider the prospect of procuring them from other sources,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said. Politicization raised“They must not politicize the acquisition,” said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.According to the Philippine defense department, the deal was signed with trade promotion outfit Canadian Commercial Corp last December, shortly after Trudeau clashed with Duterte during a Manila visit over alleged Philippine police murders of thousands of drug suspects.The Philippines employs attack helicopters and planes to support ground troops battling militants in the Muslim south, as well as against communist guerrillas in other parts of the mainly Catholic Asian nation.As well as in the drug war, the Philippine military has for years been saddled with allegations of human rights abuses in its counter-insurgency campaigns.“They are purely for utility purposes — ergo, transport purposes especially during HADR operations,” Padilla said, using a military term for disaster response.“We have separate and dedicated attack helicopters,” he added.Apart from armed insurgencies, the Philippines is also regularly battered by typhoons.“These will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded and injured soldiers, and other forms of humanitarian assistance and disaster response,” Roque added.Bell Helicopter said the Philippine military would use the aircraft “for a variety of missions such as disaster relief, search and rescue, passenger transport and utility transport”. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Gunman with IS links kills 3 in Belgian city

  A gunman on a police watchlist for contacts with Islamist extremists launched a brazen suspected terror attack in Belgium on Tuesday, shooting dead two female police officers with their own weapons before killing a bystander. The bloodshed in the gritty eastern industrial city of Liege began around 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) when the attacker armed with a knife repeatedly stabbed the two officers before using their own firearms to kill them, prosecutors said.   Federal prosecutors said they had launched a terror investigation into the incident.   Amateur video obtained by AFP appears to show the gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as he at...Keep on reading: Gunman with IS links kills 3 in Belgian city.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018