communist guerrillas - updates

Rappler's latest stories on communist guerrillas


Duterte warns cops: NPA ‘sparrow units’ are back

Jan 15, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The last time President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned the communist urban hit squads in his speech, he cited them as reason for the creation of the now notorious Davao Death Squad

THREAT? President Rodrigo Duterte says on January 15, 2018, the urban hit squads of the New People's Army are out to attack state forces. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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

NPA captures soldier, hurts 5 others in twin attacks

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Among the wounded in the Sunday rebel attack is an Army lieutenant

12-year-old killed in Bukidnon clash

Jun 16, 2015 - 5:58 PM

A rebel and a soldier are also killed in an encounter in the town of San Fernando

3 soldiers dead, 1 wounded in landmine blast in N Cotabato

May 07, 2015 - 9:21 AM

The troops suffer casualties after pulling out from an encounter site with New People s Army rebels

7 foreigners caught in AFP-NPA crossfire in Bukidnon

Feb 13, 2015 - 5:21 PM

The tourists – 3 British 3 Danish and one Australian – were birdwatching on Mount Kitanglad Their Filipino guide is wounded

Hating Palparan

Aug 20, 2014 - 8:00 AM

In Jovito Palparan the communists see a rightwing version of their own ideological fanaticism and passion for the gun He is in a certain way their mirror image

NPA rebels seize 4 cops in police station attack

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The attack in Alegria Surigao del Norte kills 2 rebels and wounds 2 cops

NPA admits killing Bukidnon mayor

Jul 07, 2014 - 4:26 PM

The communist guerrillas say Impasugong Mayor Mario Okinlay worked closely with the military and grabbed land from the poor

Prison reform: The only unity we need

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Much as I hate to say it I think Senator Bong Revilla has a right to complain about jail conditions

The NPA, a tunnel, and a prison escape plot

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:59 AM

The New People s Army celebrates its 45th year anniversary on Saturday March 29 A former prisoner recalls an ambitious plot to escape from Fort Bonifacio

NPA rebels attack Dole's South Cotabato farm

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Rebels hold the tractor driver at gunpoint

Communist rebels declare ceasefire in disaster areas

Nov 14, 2013 - 5:11 PM

The ceasefire takes effect on November 14 and will last until November 24

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

AK-47s smuggled for NPA

Nov 05, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The military says communist guerrillas in the region have stepped up firearms procurement

Soldier killed in clash with NPA in ComVal

Sep 27, 2013 - 3:48 PM

Eastern Mindanao Command says troops were on a security patrol in Mawab town when they were attacked by communist guerrillas

NDF exec in PH to get Aquino's 'real sentiments' on peace talks

Jul 22, 2013 - 6:47 AM

Fidel Agcaoili fears the President may have been misled regarding the stalled talks with the NDF

RESPECT AGREEMENTS. NDF panel member and spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili is in the Philippines to get the sentiments of President Aquino. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

US warns against travel to southern Philippines

Jul 06, 2013 - 2:28 PM

The United States warns Americans against travel to the southern Philippines just days after Australia and Canada issued similar advice

5 killed in NPA attack

Jun 18, 2013 - 5:27 PM

Communist rebels attack an agro forest corporation in Agusan del Sur killing 5 workers and burning heavy equipment

2 soldiers killed in Surigao del Sur clash

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:44 PM

The military has yet to determine if there were casualties on the side of the New People s Army

Officer killed in Bukidnon clash

Jun 10, 2013 - 11:26 AM

An hour long firefight in Bukidnon kills one and hurts another in Bukidnon

Negros ambush victims shot in the head- PNP

Jan 28, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Suspected communist rebels were supposedly looking for rebel returnees as targets

CPP: 44 years of guerrilla warfare

Dec 26, 2012 - 8:34 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines celebrates its 44th founding anniversary on Wednesday December 26 still stuck at the strategic defensive stage

ARMED. Philippine communist rebels have been fighting the government since 1968. Photo by Keith Bacongco

3 foreign women joined NPA ambush?

Nov 20, 2012 - 6:18 PM

The military is looking into reports that 3 foreign women were with communist rebels who clashed with soldiers in Isabela last weekend

7 soldiers dead in Isabela communist clash

Nov 17, 2012 - 6:20 PM

The army casualties were part of a foot patrol that clashed with New People s Army rebels in a remote area of Isabela province

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 torch P20-M worth of equipment

Sep 05, 2012 - 5:14 PM

Communist rebels burn down P20 M worth of construction equipment in Surigao del Sur