landmines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on landmines


Trump lifts U.S. restrictions on anti-personnel landmines

Feb 01, 2020 - 10:01 AM

Trump gives the green light to a new generation of 'non-persistent' landmines that can be switched off or destroyed remotely rather than staying active in the ground forever

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

2 dead in landmine blast in Borongan

Dec 13, 2019 - 7:45 PM

(UPDATED) A cop and a civilian die after a landmine exploded on a highway in Barangay Libuton in Borongan, Eastern Samar

LANDMINE BLAST. Rescuers help victims of a landmine blast in Borongan, Eastern Samar, on December 13, 2019. Photo courtesy of the 801st Brigade of the Philippine Army

Two Koreas remove landmines at tense border

Oct 01, 2018 - 4:04 PM

The agreement between the nations – which are technically still at war – is reached at a meeting in Pyongyang last month between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un

DISARMING. North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (R) at the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries ahead of their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. File photo from Korea Summit Press Pool/AFP

6 soldiers hurt in landmine blast in Quirino

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:22 AM

The Army says the attack of the New People s Army violates a standing agreement between the government and the National Democratic Front and international humanitarian law

NDF: Duterte has 'duty' to show concern for troops

Aug 08, 2016 - 1:28 PM

National Democratic Front spokesman Luis Jalandoni says it s important for the talks to formally begin this month

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Duterte to NPA: No landmines or cancel peace talks

Aug 07, 2016 - 11:42 AM

The President emphasizes that the use of landmines is prohibited under the Geneva Convention

END LANDMINE USE. President Rodrigo Duterte tells the New People's Army to stop using landmines in its attack to the military, following the Geneva Convention. Photo from MARO PCO

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

Gov't militia killed, one hurt, in South Cotabato landmine attack

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:38 PM

State militias were patrolling in Tboli town when a landmine exploded a military official says

Two soldiers killed in landmine blast in Cotabato

Feb 22, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Thirteen soldiers are also injured They were on a mission to catch members of the New People s Army who allegedly harassed a military detachment

World is moving towards getting rid of landmines – Kerry

Dec 09, 2014 - 6:53 AM

Kerry: What makes landmines a humanitarian concern for all of us now is that they plague innocent men women and particularly children decades after soldiers laid down their weapons and leaders made peace

US Secretary of State John Kerry looks on during a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (not pictured) in Baghdad, Iraq, 23 June 2014. Thaier al-Sudani/Pool/EPA

Landmine attack victim wants NPA to apologize on TV

Mar 07, 2014 - 8:28 PM

I want the spokesperson to apologize on TV so that the message is clear Why did they do that to us? says Davao del Sur civilian Arnel Valleroso

NPA apologizes to civilian victims, vows to punish members

Mar 06, 2014 - 10:02 AM

The New People s Army admits that it had committed a lapse in attacking emergency responders in Davao del Sur

MISFIRE. The NPA admits committing a lapse in attacking emergency responders on this PDRRMC Davao del Sur van. AFP photo

CHR denounces NPA's use of landmines

Mar 04, 2014 - 5:27 PM

I call on the NPA to stand for the agreements set forth in the landmine accord and cease to persist with the impunity of landmine use says CHR chairperson Loretta Ann Rosales

Military seizes 163 NPA landmines

Dec 13, 2013 - 7:08 PM

The military claims it recovered 163 pieces of landmines in an alleged regional landmine factory of the New People s Army in Agusan Del Sur

REGIONAL FACTORY?: The military claims it found NPA's regional landmine factory in Davao. Photo from

7 soldiers hurt in ComVal blast

Sep 03, 2013 - 10:22 AM

A landmine explosion occurs in Barangay Napnapan Pantukan town

ON THE ATTACK. File photo of New People's Army rebels. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Landmines: A poor man's weapon?

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Campaigners against landmines argue that the explosive devices pose a significant and lasting threat to civilian populations

LASTING IMPACT. Campaigners against landmines

Landmine blast kills 10 Afghan girls

Dec 17, 2012 - 1:58 PM

The girls aged between nine and 11 died when one of them accidentally struck the mine with an axe

TRAGEDY IN AFGHANISTAN. Google Maps 3D image of Chaparhar district in Nargarhar province, eastern Afganistan

Binay on Carpio: ‘Landmine iyan’

Jun 05, 2012 - 3:41 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay s joke reveals his sentiments against Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio