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21 NPA mitahan sa Malaybalay

Mibalik na sa meanstream society ang 21 ka kanhi miyembro sa New People’s Army (NPA)

Ang grupo matod pa ubos sa Sub-Regional Committee (SRC) 2 sa NPA-Communist Terrorist Group nga kaniadto Guerilla Front 89.

Sumala sa kasayoran sa Facebook Page ni Malaybalay City Mayor Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, mitahan sila kaniadtong Enero 21, 2024.

Gidawat sila ni Mayor Pabillaran inubanan usab sa tropa sa Regional Intelligence Unit sa PNP 10 ug 1003rd Battalion ug pakigtimbayayong sa 48IB ug sa atong mga kaigsuonang lumad.

Ang Gobyerno padayon nga nanawagan sa mga rebelde nga mosurender ug magsugod og bag-ong kinabuhi.

Kahinumdoman nga nagpabilin pa sa impluwensya sa NPA ang pipila ka mga barangay sa Malaybalay.

Mangani, niadtong Disyembre 25, 2023, napulo ka mga miyembro sa NPA ang napatay sa pag-atake sa military sa hilit nga bahin sa Sityo Kiito sa Barangay Can-ayan sa Dakbayan. (melbmadera)

Military seizes firearms, war materials in Quezon

MALAYBALAY CITY (Jan. 07, 2024) – Personnel from the 1003rd Infantry (Raptor) Brigade of the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division (10ID) successfully seized three high-powered rifles and several war materials from the New People’s Army (NPA) during an armed encounter on January 5, 2024, at Sitio Mahayahay, Barangay Cawayan, Quezon, Bukidnon

According to the 1003rd IB, the captured items included three M16 rifles, two magazines with ammunition, eight backpacks, medical paraphernalia, food supplies, clothing, other war materials, and subversive documents.

After conducting a focused military operation in the area, the 1003rd IB, led by Brig. General Marion T. Angcao, retrieved the aforementioned materials.

The said items were owned by the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG), specifically the Sub-Regional Sentro De Grabidad (SRSDG) Peddler of NPA’s North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC).

The 10ID commander, Brig. General Allan D. Hambala, reiterates his plea for the remaining members of the CTG, notably in Bukidnon province, to surrender.

“The 10ID conducts military operations through the legitimate use of force against the CTG, ensuring the safety and well-being of the people. Nevertheless, the 10ID remains open to accepting Communist NPA Terrorists willing to lay down their arms and reintegrate into the folds of the law,” Hambala said. (melbmadera)

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Members of the 1003rd Infantry (Raptor) Brigade captured high-powered weaponry, war materials, and personal items of the New People’s Army during an arm confrontation in Sitio Mahayahay, Brgy. Cawayan, Quezon, Bukidnon on January 5, 2024. (pr)

Arms cache recovered in Talakag

MALAYBALAY CITY (Jan. 08, 2024) – A joint law enforcement operation involving military and police forces have recovered a cache of high-powered firearms purportedly owned by the New People’s Army (NPA) in a hinterland in Brgy. San Rafael, Talakag, Bukidnon on Jan. 6, 2024

According to the Bukidnon Police Provincial Office (BPPO), a buried sack containing hard metal-like elements was successfully found and unearthed in the area.

The recovered dangerous weapons include five (5) units of M16 Rifles, two (2) M16 lower receivers, one (1) cal .45 pistol, seven units of M16 long magazines, three units of M16 short magazines, 13 units of M14 magazines, and 15 units of AK47 magazines.

The BPPO said the successful seizure of the deadly weaponry was based on the revelation of a surrendered insurgent.

Furthermore, all found objects are being held temporarily by Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB) 10 for safekeeping.

It will then be handed up to the Scene of Crime Operatives (SOCO) for forensic analysis and disposal.

In a statement, Police Col. Jovit L. Culaway, OIC of BPPO, urged remaining sympathizers and members of Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) to lay down their guns, return to the folds of government, and give peace a chance. (melbmadera)

Mga napatay nga NPA sa Malaybalay gilubong na

Gilubong na sa Malaybalay City Cemetery sa Sityo Gabunan, Brgy. Casisang ang pito ka mga myembro sa New People’s Army (NPA) buntag sa Disyembre 29, 2023

Ang pito mao sila si Bebot Sulinay, Louie Bada, Penita Singaman, magtiayong NPA Leader nga sila si Alfredo Banawan ug Beverly Sinunda, ilang anak nga si Angely Banawan ug isa ka Analyn.

Sila lakip sa napulo ka mga NPA nga napatay sa militar sa hilit nga bahin sa Sitio Kiito, Brgy. Can-ayan, Malaybalay City kaniadtong Disyembre 25, 2023.

Mahinumduman nga ang militar migamit sa ilang bag-ong napalit nga mga asset sa ilang operasyon batok sa maong grupo kinsa giingon nga nangandam alang sa anibersaryo sa Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) sa Disyembre 26, 2023. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Samaron nga NPA nasikop sa Quezon

Nasikop sa militar ang isa ka samaron nga myembro sa New People’s Army (NPA) human gibiyaan sa iyang mga kauban sa Sitio Mahayahay, Brgy. Linabo, Quezon, Bukidnon kaniadtong Disyembre 30, 2023

Sumala sa kasayoran, ang rebelled nasikop sa mga myembro sa 48th Infantry Battalion sa 1003rd Infantry Brigade nga naglihok sa dapit.

Ang nasikop nailang si Alyas Martin/Ligaw, myembro sa Sub-Regional Sentro De Grabidad Peddler, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (SRSDG Peddler, NCMRC) sa Communist Terrorist Group.

Si Alias Martin nakaangkon sa samad pinusilan sa walang tiil ug tuong hita hinungdan gibiyaan siya sa iyang mga kauban sa battlefield sa panagsangka batok militar niadtong Disyembre 27, 2023.

Ang militar mihatag og first aid sa sinikop ug pagkahuman gidala nila kini sa hospital sa Munisipyo sa Quezon.

Nakig-alayon sab ang militar sa Local Government Unit sa Quezon alang sa medical support kay alyas Martin. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Malaybalay attack vs NPA a showcase of latest military assets

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 27 December)—The attack against the New People’s Army (NPA) in neighboring Malaybalay City before dawn on Christmas Day, where 10 rebels were allegedly killed, was a showcase of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) latest military assets

Used in action were the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, the 155mm autonomous truck-mounted howitzer system (ATMOS), and heat-penetrating military drones.

Brig. Gen. Michelle Anayron, commander of the Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade, said they had to use their new military assets to break through the mine-infested rebel camp in Sitio Kiito, Barangay Can-ayan in Malaybalay.

Anayron said the drones were launched from the Lumbia Airfield here, which used to be a commercial airport now being used by the Philippine Air Force (PAF), to triangulate the exact position of the rebels in Sitio Kiito, about 68 kilometers away, and avoid civilian casualties.

He said so precise was their information that they fired the truck-mounted 155mm howitzers—made by Israel’s Elbit Systems delivered to the Philippines only early in 2022—inside Camp Bahian in Malaybalay City toward their targets 10 kilometers away.

The PAF, meanwhile, dropped 250-pound bombs from the Super Tucanos, a turboprop aircraft made by the Brazilian company Embraer.

Anayron said the military offensive killed nine New People’s Army (NPA) rebels but troops scouring the encampment found another male dead body a day later. He said this brought the number of rebels killed to 10 with more than six high-powered firearms and other war materials recovered at the ground zero in Sitio Kiito.

CPP spokesperson Marco Valbuena, in emails sent to reporters, did not confirm that the dead rebels were NPA members, saying they are still verifying reports whether the encounter really took place.

“As for now, we cannot say for sure whether those whom the AFP said were killed are really NPA fighters or civilian residents in the area. Tulad ng alam ninyo, marami nang pagkakataon sa nakaraan na maling ibinabalita ng AFP na nakapatay sila ng NPA sa engkwentro, para lang pagtakpan ang katotohanan na mga sibilyan ang kanilang pinatay,” Valbuena said.

The military operation took place three hours after the CPP declared a unilateral ceasefire on Christmas Eve and caught the rebels preparing for the party’s 55th founding anniversary celebration (December 26) by surprise.

Anayron said they got information that the rebels have instructed villagers to cook food in anticipation of the visitors and supporters coming to witness the anniversary celebration.

“That was very vital information for us because we have been hunting for these rebels since December 1 after they burned several harvesting equipment [in Malaybalay and neighboring areas],” Anayron said.

The impact of the Christmas Day fighting on the prospects of future peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front remains uncertain.

Last month, both parties agreed to resolve the decades-old conflict peaceably. Malacañang announced that both parties could reach a final peace agreement in the next few months.

Peace groups hailed the CPP’s declaration of a two-day unilateral ceasefire, which is supposed to end Tuesday night, as a major step in building confidence for the peace talks to proceed and urged the government to reciprocate.

Maj. Gen. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division, said they did not receive any orders from higher headquarters to reciprocate the ceasefire being implemented by the communist rebels.

“In the absence of orders, we attack,” Cuerpo said.

Cuerpo said he had given orders to run after the fleeing rebels in at least three villages in Malaybalay City. (Froilan Gallardo /MindaNews)

4ID honors injured soldiers toughens fight vs. NPA in NorMin, Caraga

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (Dec. 18, 2023, 9:00 pm) – The Army’s 4th Infantry Division (ID) recognized on Monday injured troopers recuperating at the headquarters infirmary, even as it sent more troops to combat communist rebels in Bukidnon

“Their sacrifices in the line of duty are truly noble and deserve to be honored. In this Christmas season, we have to make them feel appreciated and supported as our most important resources,” Maj. Gen. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, the 4ID commander, said.
At least five injured troopers are recuperating at Camp Evangelista Station Hospital here. They received gifts from the 4ID.
Meanwhile, an additional 118 new batch of soldiers will augment troops in the Northern Mindanao and Caraga Regions fighting the communist New People’s Army (NPA).
The new troopers belong to the Candidate Soldier Course “Lagablab” Class 782-2023 and completed their Infantry Orientation Course at the 4ID Training School in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
The batch, comprised of 112 males and six females, started infantry familiarization training in October. (Nef Luczon/PNA)

Kanhi NPA gisikop sa Lantapan gumikan sa daghang mga kaso Nasikop sa hiniusang puwersa sa kapolisan ug military ang kanhi miyembro sa New People’s Army (NPA) gumikan sa daghang mga kaso

Sumala sa report sa kapolisan, ang maong tawo nakorner sa Brgy. Kibangay, Lantapan pasado alas 4:30 ang takna sa hapon niadtong Disyembre 10, 2023

Siya giilang isa ka alyas “Ariel”, 38, adunay kapuyo ug residente sa Brgy. Adtuyon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon.

Gisikop siya pinasubay sa outstanding warrant arrest sa kasong multiple frustrated murder ug multiple attempted murder nga nakadokit sa kaso kriminal numero 33338-19 ug 33339-19 pinetsahan Enero 30, 2020.

Ang korte mirekomenda sa piyansa nga PhP 200,000.00 ug Php120,000.00 alang sa iyang temporaryong kagawasan.

Si alyas Ariel gisikop sa mga miyembro sa Sumilao MPS uban sa 3SF Coy, 1SFBN, 1ST BUKPMFC, Bukidnon PIT, ug RIU-10.

Ang nasikop gidala sa Sumilao MPS alang sa dokumentasyon ug gikatakdang itugyan ngadto sa 3rd Special Forces (Mabalasik) Company, 1st Special Forces Battalion. (melbmadera)

NPA rebel killed, 8 firearms seized in Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur

ANOTHER member of the New People’s Army (NPA) was killed in an encounter with soldiers, who also seized eight firearms in two focused military operations in Bukidnon and Agusan del Sur, on Sept. 22 and 24, 2023

The military identified the slain rebel as Madagi Tumanan, a resident of Barangay Eureka, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

Accordingly, soldiers of the 26th Infantry Battalion led by Lt. Col. Sandy Majarocon, under the operational control of the 403rd Infantry Brigade, clashed with more or less five communist terrorists in Barangay Guibonon, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur on Sept. 24, which resulted in the death of Tumanan.

Major Francisco Garello Jr., 4th ID spokesperson, said the soldiers also captured an M16 rifle.

Majacorom said the remains of the rebel would be turned over to the police and eventually to the nearest funeral parlor in Gingoog City.

“We will reach out to the family so that the dead CNT will have a decent burial,” he said.

“We remain committed to the respect of human rights and highly value the sacredness of a body of human beings, contrary to the communist terrorist group’s (CTG’s) criminal actions in abandoning their dead comrade as if it’s nothing after using and pushing him to his grave,” he added.

Meanwhile, on Sept. 22, troops of the 8th Infantry Battalion under commanding officer Lt. Col. Anthony Bacus captured two firearms after an encounter against at least seven rebels in Sitio Kamaca, Barangay Bontongon, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon.

A thorough search and clearing at the nearby creek of said encounter site resulted in the discovery of an arms cache containing an M16 rifle, M203 Grenade Launcher, Cal .30 M1 Garand rifle, and Cal .22 Semi-Automatic Pistol.

Captured items during the encounter include an M1 Garand rifle and Caliber 45 pistol, magazines with ammunition, an anti-personnel mine with a fuse and a detonating cord.

Bacus said residents reported the presence of rebels last week, prompting a military offensive.

“We wanted this criminal group to realize the futility of using violence as a means to advance an agenda. Your soldiers in Bukidnon won’t stop until the CTG criminals will yield and give our people a community free from threat and chaos,” Bacus said.

403rd Brigade Commander BGen. Michele B. Anayron Jr. said they are going after the remaining members of the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCRMC), responsible for numerous acts of violence and extortion in Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental.

In addition, they also coordinated with other government agencies and the local government unit in Agusan del Sur and Misamis Oriental for some assistance to his family.

Major General Jose Maria R. Cuerpo II, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, said they remain resolute in neutralizing the CTG criminals by reducing their capabilities, disrupting their networks, and preventing their resurgence in the communities.

“We in the 4ID continue to encourage our fellow Filipinos to support our intensified efforts together with our partner agencies under the Task Force to end local communist armed conflict in order to maintain peace and security in the regions. With this, we reaffirm our resolve to combat criminalities and insurgency, ensuring that the people can live free from fear and in an environment conducive to growth and prosperity,” Cuerpo added. (Rhoda Grace Saron/Mindanao Times)

Soldier killed in clash with NPA rebels in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / September 11) — Army troops encountered a band of 20 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Sunday in Quezon, Bukidnon, triggering a four-hour firefight that resulted in the death of a soldier

Capt. Mark Anthony Tito, the 10th Infantry Division spokesperson, said the soldiers were pursuing the rebels when they caught up with them in Barangay Linabo, some 18 kilometers from Quezon town proper.

“The rebels were trying to link up with those from (NPA Guerilla) Front 57 when the soldiers encountered them. Unfortunately, one soldier died in the encounter,” Tito said.

Citing reports from the Quezon police station, Major Joanne Navarro, Police Regional Office – 10 spokespersons, identified the dead soldier as Private First Class Randy Ganzon, 29, a member of the 39th Infantry Battalion based in Makilala, North Cotabato.

Navarro said the remains of Ganzon were brought to the Villanueva Funeral Homes in Maramag, Bukidnon.

Fort Cabarde of the Quezon public information office said at about noon Monday that they were still waiting for the barangay officials of Linabo to report the incident. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)