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.
NPA holds 1001st Brigade HQ personnel as POW
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…
Fathers of NPA captives seek help of Third Party Facilitator, Duterte for the release of their sons
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.
NPA’s Parago declares 5 Army men as Prisoners of war
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.
NPA to release captured cop, soldier; declares ceasefire
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.
NDFP to release captives; calls for suspension of military, police operations
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
NDFP denies use of anti-personnel mines,emphasizes its adherence to international humanitarian law
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…
Released POWs Speak Well of Erstwhile Captors
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.
Peace Advocates Welcome Video of NPA’s Prisoner of War
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…