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Senior rebel leader, 4 others slain in Philippines military raid

Senior rebel leader, 4 others slain in Philippines military raid

By Mon, Feb 16, 2015 5:40PM UTC Comments Off Senior rebel leader, 4 others slain in Philippines military raid

GENERAL SANTOS CITY - A high ranking leader of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed along with four others in a fierce encounter in Alabel, Sarangani Monday morning according to the military here....

Filipino hostages’ release raises hope for talks

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:28PM UTC Comments Off Filipino hostages' release raises hope for talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says a communist guerrillas' move to free four abducted police officers has sparked hopes for resuming stalled peace talks but a major obstacle remains....

Davao’s NPA rebels are the biggest, strongest

By Sun, Mar 30, 2014 7:21AM UTC 1 Comment Davao’s NPA rebels are the biggest, strongest

If Ka Simeon Santiago is to be believed, there are now close to 1,000 fully armed New People’s Army guerrillas operating in Southern Mindanao alone. That is close to 10 percent of the total armed strength of the Maoist-inspired NPA in the whole of the Philippines. On Saturday, March 29, the NPA marked its 45th...

At 45, the NPAs are still a long way to ‘victory’

By Sun, Dec 29, 2013 8:05AM UTC 2 Comments At 45, the NPAs are still a long way to ‘victory’

They are not yet ready to show their faces – at least that’s the leadership of the Far South Regional Party Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines and its military wing the New People’s Army. That is the reason they gave to explain why TV cameras were not allowed inside the ‘guerrilla zone’. ...

Philippine rebels vow to build 25,000-strong force

By Fri, Dec 27, 2013 4:52AM UTC Comments Off

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine communist rebels vowed Thursday to intensify attacks against government troops and build a 25,000-strong guerrilla force, but the military mocked the target as unrealistic. New People’s Army guerrillas marked the 45th founding anniversary of their underground party with a clandestine gathering at a mountain lair, where they invited journalists in...