Posted: August 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Multimedia | Tags: communism, cpp, maoist rebels, ndf, npa, revolution |
A day at the guerrilla base of the New Peoples Army (NPA) somewhere in Northern MIndanao, southern Philippines. The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), which has been waging a peoples war for more than four decades already.
Posted: August 26th, 2012 | Filed under: News Events | Tags: cpp, npa, obligado, paquibato, parago |
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — Five members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were reported killed in an firefight with government troops in Sitio Mangani, Barangay Tapak in Paquibato District at 5:45a.m. Sunday, the military reported.
Major Jacob Thaddeus Obligado, chief of the 10th Civil Miltiary Operations Battalion, said the NPA rebels attacked a detachment of the
combined troops of the 69th Infantry Battalion and Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu).
The firefight left five NPA rebels dead, claimed Obligado .
But government troops were able to recover only two bodies after the clash that lasted for an hour and 30 minutes.
Three Cafgu members were also wounded in the firefight, he said.
Injured militiamen are being treated at a military hospital, he said.
The military official also claimed that “the NPAs used civilians as shield to gain entry to the detachment.”
Paquibato District is a known operational territory of Leoncio Pitao, also known as Commander Parago, head of the 1st Pulang Bagani Command. (Keith Bacongco/MindaNews)
Posted: July 28th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews, Multimedia | Tags: communist, cpp, jorge madlos, ka oris, large-scale mining, mindanao, ndf, npa |
Jorge Madlos says logging is already a “sunset industry” and the mining industry is now taking its place in destroying the island’s environment.
Large-scale mining now Mindanao’s ‘environment destroyer’
SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN MINDANAO (MindaNews/ 27 July)– The threat to Mindanao’s environment is no longer illegal logging but large-scale mining operations, National Democratic Front-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge Madlos said. [ Read Story]
Posted: July 27th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews, Multimedia | Tags: communism, cpp, jorge madlos, ka oris, maoist, national democratic front, npa |
An interview with NDFP-Mindanao spokesperson Jorge Madlos, aka Ka Oris, inside a guerilla base somewhere in Northern Mindanao. Ka Oris sneers PNoy’s third SONA on July 23, 2012.
Madlos sneers at Aquino’s SONA
SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN MINDANAO (MindaNews/25 July)– “President Benigno C. Aquino III’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) ran for about one hour and 28 minutes. Of the three SONAs he delivered, this one is the longest. But this one, too, has the shortest words for land reform and national industrialization.” [Read Story]
Posted: July 26th, 2012 | Filed under: MindaNews | Tags: jorge madlos, ka oris, ndf, npa |
SOMEWHERE IN NORTHERN MINDANAO (MindaNews/25 July) – Using an improvised television (TV) tuner, a laptop and mobile phones with TV, New People’s Army (NPA) rebels monitored from their guerilla base on Monday the third State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno C. Aquino III. Read More »
Posted: May 13th, 2009 | Filed under: News Events | Tags: compostela, cpp, npa, pvt. trinidad |
Pfc. Ronnie Trinidad. Photo by Keith Bacongco
Written by Keith Bacongco & Bong Garcia / Correspondents
Compostela Valley—The New Peoples’ Army (NPA) on Monday released Pfc. Ronnie Trinidad of the 66th Infantry Battalion, citing “humanitarian grounds,” in barangay Ngan here.
Trinidad was onboard a public-utility vehicle when he was taken by members of the NPA’s Front 25 and 5th Pulang Bagani Command while conducting a mobile checkpoint at sitio Bongloy, barangay Pagsabangan, New Bataan in this province on April 28. Read More »
Posted: March 14th, 2009 | Filed under: News Events, Photojournalism | Tags: afp, cpp, extrajudicial killing, npa, parago, pitao |
During the funeral march for Rebelyn Pitao, daughter of Commander Parago, on Saturday…police elements were like in every hundred meters. Even at the Davao Memorial Park, the police is everywhere… and not just with their short firearms…What does it mean? What kind of statement is it? What if Duterte is no longer the mayor of Davao City?
Posted: March 13th, 2009 | Filed under: News Events, Photojournalism | Tags: afp, communist movement, cpp, davao city, iwpr, lencio pitao, npa, parago, rebelyn |
DAVAO CITY – Rebelyn was wearing her white school teacher’s uniform when she left home to go to work. “Ma, lakaw na ko,” (Ma, I have to go now), she called out to her mother Evangeline.
It was 6.30am – the last time Mrs Pitao saw her 20-year old daughter: It was the last time she ever heard her voice.
Rebelyn usually arrived back home by 6:30 pm each school day. But last week, Wednesday March 4, there was no sign of her. Mrs Pitao was worried: An hour and a half later, local police officers and a tricycle driver knocked on her door and brought news that Rebelyn had been abducted on her way home by armed gunmen. Read More »