Philippine insurgency - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine insurgency


5 challenges for new PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.

Lorenzana gives top PH economists security briefing

Mar 22, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Former finance secretary Roberto de Ocampo gives a glowing assessment of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana's performance as defense chief

BRIEFING ECONOMISTS. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana gives the Foundation for Economic Freedom a briefing on the national security situation. Rappler photo

[OPINION] War and law: Shooting-to-kill armed rebels

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.

NPA leader in Mindanao nabbed

Oct 21, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Porferio Tuna or Ka Simon – allegedly the deputy secretary general and spokesperson of the NPA in southeastern Mindanao – is facing kidnapping and murder charges

'KA SIMON.' Porferio Tuna Jr, allegedly the deputy secretary general and spokesperson of the New People's Army in southeastern Mindanao Region, is arrested by police and the military in Tagum City on October 21, 2015. Photo courtesy of CIDG

Camiguin declared insurgency-free

Feb 11, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The island province among the top tourism destinations in the country draws 380 000 visitors a year

INSURGENCY FREE. Colonel Jesse A Alvarez, 403rd Infantry Brigade commander (left), Camiguin Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo (center), and Police Senior Superintendent Wilfredo  Cayat, provincial police commander, sign the Memorandum of Agreement turning over the peace and security control from the army to the police on February 10, 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

2 soldiers killed, 5 others hurt in Sagada ambush

Dec 02, 2014 - 2:18 PM

UPDATED Suspected communist rebels attack a military convoy bearing soldiers who had just attended the Youth Leadership Summit at the Sagada National High School

AFP junks NPA SOMO demand for release of 2 soldiers

Sep 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

The NPA upon the directive of the National Democratic Front has demanded a 10 day suspension of military and police operations in parts of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in exchange for the release of the soldiers

Alleged NPA leader nabbed in S. Cotabato

May 03, 2014 - 7:16 PM

The family of a local mining activist along with a human rights group insists the police and military got the wrong man

PH military grappling with insurgency amid China tension

Jan 17, 2014 - 9:26 PM

AFP chief General Emmanuel Bautista leads a closed door command conference with senior military leaders to discuss the country s security environment

COMMAND CONFERENCE: Armed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista leads a command conference with senior mlitary leaders. Photo from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Cop killed in alleged NPA attack in Bukidnon

Dec 12, 2013 - 1:33 PM

The early morning attack by alleged NPA members also left 3 people wounded

SHOW OF FORCE. New People's Army rebels in Compostela Valley. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Malaysia: a disinterested peace broker?

Apr 27, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Instead of uniting Malaysia is seen as abetting division within the Bangsamoro community

NPA captures ex-soldier in Comval

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:52 PM

NPA says they will release Conception after finding out he is no longer on active duty