MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have captured a senior communist rebel leader who had received military training in Libya and had a $135,000 bounty for his arrest, a military spokesman said Saturday. New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza and three other suspected insurgents were arrested in the early hours of Saturday outside their...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says communist rebels have raided two mining companies in the country’s south, disarming guards and burning equipment. Army Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza said Saturday that New People’s Army guerrillas swooped late Friday on the Philex Mining Co. compound in Compostela Valley province. They torched two backhoes, two trucks...
In just one week, communist guerrillas scored major propaganda coups that included wide coverage for the unprecedented simultaneous raids on three mining companies in Surigao del Sur, long the hotbed of insurgency in Mindanao not related to the Moro conflict. These raids were followed by the release of ‘prisoners of war’ (POWs) held captive for...
The communist-led New People’s Army (NPA) on Monday simultaneously attacked three mining firms in the northern Mindanao province of Surigao del Norte destroying millions of dollars worth of equipment, machinery and other property. The attacks, coming several days after Mindanao rebel spokesman Jorge Madlos warned big mining companies against continued operations in the island, were...
Just to continue the discussion on Communism in the Philippines… I find it utterly unconvincing each time the Philippine government and military declares that the Communist movement in the Philippines is a spent force. Over the years and most recently, they’ve said that the members of the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the...
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