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NPA rebels attack pineapple plantation in Bukidnon

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) Communist fighters from the South Central Bukidnon Subregional command confiscated 22 high-powered firearms from Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation's security force

NPA rebels burn heavy equipment in Cagayan

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Police say the burned equipment are owned by DDT Konstract, the construction company of billionaire Danilo Tamayo

Military recruits 300 Lumad

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The 10th Infantry Division will begin training qualified Lumad recruits in October

RECRUITMENT. Lumad recruits will join the 10th Infantry Division once they complete training. Photo from the Facebook page of the 10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte takes swipe at leftists: 'I don't get them'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:48 AM

'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President

MEDIA NIGHT. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosts for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Lorenzana backs resumption of peace talks with communists

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he supports the resumption of peace talks but says he has yet to convince President Rodrigo Duterte

SUPPORT. Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana says he supports peace talks with he Left. Rappler file photo

News Briefs: March 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 15

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 13

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

Peace talks with communists set for August 20-27

Jul 19, 2016 - 6:04 PM

President Duterte has directed government agencies to work on the temporary release of political prisoners who will participate in the talks says peace process adviser Jess Dureza

PEACE AT LAST? Philippine communist guerrillas in Mindanao. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Dureza: Peace talks to be inclusive

Jul 02, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The presidential adviser on the peace process says the Duterte administration will honor signed peace agreements but adds they will have to be consistent with planned reforms

PEACE TALKS. Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Jesus Dureza's Facebook page

NPA has 'right' to collect revolutionary tax – NDF

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Revolutionary taxes are used to fund community services and never go to the pockets of corrupt leaders says NDF spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili

RIGHT TO COLLECT TAXES? Fidel Agcaoili, Human rights committee chairperson of the NDF, speaks at a press conference in Ateneo de Davao University on June 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Communist rebels open to talk peace 'with any administration'

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines says the rebel leadership is ever ready to resume the peace process in the context of past agreements

Communist Party lost 'ideology', now 'bandits' – Army officials

Dec 26, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Major General Oscar Lactao commanding general of the 4th ID describes the NPA as terrorists involved in crime and human rights violations

LONGEST INSURGENCY. The Communist Party of the Philippines marks the 47th year of its insurgency. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

1 soldier killed, 5 wounded in Sarangani clash

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:15 PM

A helicopter sent to reinforce the beleaguered soldiers crashes bringing the total number of injured soldiers to 14

Talks with CPP should restart without ‘preconditions’ – Deles

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The presidential adviser on the peace process says talk of prisoner release as demanded by the Communist Party of the Philippines is premature

FOUNDER: Screenshot of CPP founder Joma Sison's Vimeo video

NPA blamed for banana plantation blast in ComVal

Jul 05, 2015 - 11:27 PM

The military claims that banana plantations are among the favorite targets of the rebels

Evacuees in Maguindanao, N. Cotabato almost 100,000

Mar 20, 2015 - 5:45 PM

Clashes between government forces and Muslim rebels also affect more than 130 000 persons in Maguindanao and North Cotabato

DISPLACED FILIPINOS. People displaced by fighting sleep at an evacuation center in the southern Philippines. File photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Rally for Tiamzons disrupts QC court operations

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Militant groups occupy the entrance of the Quezon City Hall of Justice during the trial of alleged CPP NPA leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon

Whose mine is it?

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:12 PM

Communist NPA insurgents in the Philippines these days are not just detonating landmines they are also operating small scale mines

Cotabato police awarded for bravery in NPA attack

May 28, 2014 - 5:18 PM

15 policemen and women from the President Roxas municipal police station are awarded the PNP Medal of Bravery

72 NPA members surrender in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 28, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The rebel returnees include 13 minors which the AFP says violates the international humanitarian law

GUNS FOR PEACE. photo by bobby lagsa

NPA rebels butcher hundreds of pigs in farm

Oct 30, 2013 - 11:01 PM

The attack may have been prompted by the farm s failure to meet rebel extortion demands

REBELS. NPA guerrillas in a gathering in Agusan del Sur. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

NPA declares seized candidates 'prisoners of war'

Oct 26, 2013 - 12:05 PM

The rebel group captures 5 barangay election candidates in Loreto Agusan del Sur

STRONGHOLD. NPA guerrillas in a gathering in Agusan del Sur. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Arrest of Army major ordered for Burgos abduction

Oct 21, 2013 - 7:55 PM

Judge Alfonso Ruiz II of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 216 says probable cause exists against the accused Major Harry Baliaga

NPA burns army outpost in Misamis Oriental; 4 killed

Sep 22, 2013 - 10:58 PM

One soldier and 3 CAFGUs die in the attack

Votes for sale, anyone?

May 11, 2013 - 3:05 AM

This year’s elections show how the players are improving on established forms of vote buying and vote selling

NPA releases cop in North Cotabato

May 08, 2013 - 10:42 PM

NPA releases P03 Maula Tato Ali after concluding that he was not part of significant offenses against the people

Elusive Negros rebel leader nabbed at Comelec checkpoint

Apr 06, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Military records show Reniel Cellon or Ka Kumpol led a number of NPA encounters and assassination activities against the 61st and 47th Infantry Battalion

The ambush in La Castellana

Apr 06, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Relatives of the victims of the January 27 ambush by the New People s Army NPA in La Castellana town of Negros Occidental seek for justice

SEARCH FOR JUSTICE: Relatives of the victims of NPA ambush in Negros Occidental. Photo by RAPPLER/Carmela Fonbuena

NPA 'sorry' for circus bombing

Sep 07, 2012 - 5:38 PM

The NPA issued a rare apology for the grenade attack that the military said left 47 spectators at a circus near Davao

NPA rebels raid police station, other gov't offices in Zambo Sur town

Apr 10, 2012 - 8:49 AM

Communist rebels raid a police station in Zamboanga del Sur town and even set up a checkpoint along the highway

Map of Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur. From Google

Sleep outdoors tonight, residents advised

Feb 07, 2012 - 9:03 PM

Local authorities still fear more aftershocks

CAMP OUT. For fear of risking lives and limbs, residents of quake-hit areas in Negros Oriental are urged to stay and sleep outdoors.