The NPA named the five “prisoners of war” as Barangay captain Lito Andalique, kagawad Marvin Bantuasan, Crisanto Piodos, and Balaba Andalique, and Cafgu tribal member Pepe Subla.
By Bulatlat.com MANILA — Operatives under the Comval Davao Gulf Sub Regional Command of the New People’s Army exploded a command-detonated bomb inside the headquarters of the 71st Infantry Battalion in Barangay Pangibiran, Mabini town of this province killing six AFP troops and wounding five others. The bomb explosion last August 5 is reportedly meant…
Bishop Modesto Villasanta, spokesperson for the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, said they are always ready to facilitate such request. His group already facilitated a number of releases of NPA captives in the different far-flung areas in the region. They acted upon the request of the families, local government units and church denominations, among others.
The NPA said their “active counter-intelligence and subsequent operations” were meant to punish AFP units, especially the Civil Military Operations Battalion headed by Maj. Jake Obligado, for continuing to “encroach, settle and conduct psychological warfare and intelligence operations” in the villages of Paquibato District.
The NPA’s ComVal North Davao South Agusan Sub-regional Command said a four-day suspension of military offensives will take effect Tuesday, February 19 to 22 in the towns of Kapalong, San Isidro, Asuncion and New Corella in Davao del Norte and in Laak, Compostela Valley.
By KARLOS MANLUPIG
“We require that the SOMO and SOPO allow the necessary, reasonable and flexible scale of time and area for the safe and orderly release of the captives at the initiative of their NPA custodians.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP
Press Release 25 April 2010 The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today expressed surprise at the statement attributed to Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairperson Atty. Leila de Lima that the New People’s Army (NPA) violated international humanitarian law (IHL) in the ambush it carried out against a team of the PNP Special…
P/Insp. Rex Cuntapay and PO1 Marvin Agasen both used to view the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA) in a bad light. Captured last Jan. 3 together with PO1 Alberto Umali after their unit’s encounter with guerrillas belonging to the NPA’s Narciso Antazo Aramil Command (NAAC), which operates in Rizal (a province southeast of Manila), they were held as prisoners of war (POWs) for almost three months. They were released on March 27, very near the place where they were captured. The three policemen had only kind words to say about their former custodians.
An interfaith group deemed as a positive step the release of a video footage of a prisoner of war (POW) held by the New People’s Army (NPA). BY DAVAO TODAY Posted by(Bulatlat.com) The Interfaith Movement for Peace and the Release of Cammayo and Tumol (IMPACT) welcomed the recently released video footage of 1Lt. Vicente Cammayo…