Armed men attack Mandaya village, kill chieftain and two others

 

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CARAGA, Davao Oriental, January 1, 2017 – Armed men believed to be Maoist NPA terrorists attacked the Mandaya tribal village at Sitio Calapagan, Brgy. Poblacion here and murdered the tribal chieftain and two relatives about 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police identified the victims as Likid (Chieftain) Copertino Mabayanban Banugan, also known as Likid Coper and Datu Coper, 53, chieftain of the Mandaya Tribal Council covering Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title (CADT)-01 in Caraga and part of Bataan town in Compostela Valley Province, his 44-year old brother Ramon, and nephew Benny.

Pursuing government troops reportedly recovered a wounded from among the attackers but it cannot be independently verified.

Responding policemen engaged the attackers in a firefight as they withdrew towards the neighboring town of Manay.

Under cover of darkness, an undetermined number of unidentified armed men arrived in the village onboard two vans and threacherously attacked the houses of Banugan and his relatives.

The identities of the attackers are yet to be established but all indications and motives point to the NPA due to prior incidents.

Personnel of the Caraga Municipal Police Station under PSInsp. Anthony Gumban heard the gunfires and responded onboard a patrol car but was blocked with burnt tires and spikes at P.M. Subrecarey st. here.

The policemen were forced to walk towards the area and catched up with the withdrawing attackers who engaged them in a firefight but managed to escape towards Manay onboard the two vans.

Police recovered from the crime scene a magazine for KG9 machine pistol with three live 9 mm ammunitions, three live ammunitions for M203 Grenade Launcher, five caliber 5.56 mm ammunitions for M16 rifle, and three empty shells of spent M203 ammunition.

Banugan as chieftain was the main proponent of the Calapagan Mandaya Tribal Council policy declaring the entire CADT-01 as a “peace zone” that prohibits the entry of all armed groups.

Sometime last June, some 200 NPA men from New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, Cateel, Boston and Baganga towns, all in Davao Oriental, entered the CADT-01 area and knocked on the doors of residents including that of the late Likid Banugan.

The Tribal Chieftain reported the incident and the NPA’s meddling on purely indigenous people (IP) matters to the media.

Local newspapers particularly Sun*Star Davao come up with a story by-lined by its editor Estella Estremera. The Philippine Daily Inquirer also published a story filed by its Davao-based Correspondent Frinston Lim on the incident and Banugan’s complaint against the NPA.

The incident was repeated last November but the Tribal Council and its elders put it under wrap so as not to worsen the situation.

The NPA accused Banugan and the whole Tribal Council as “assets” of the AFP.

In its earlier statement, the Council clearly stated that they support peace & development efforts but they are against any armed group to enter in their community as they support neither the military nor the NPA.

The NPA repeatedly threatened Banugan to cease organizing the community for peace and development.
Banugan had formed three organizations: one each for the IP leaders and elders, for women, and for the youth.

Apparently the NPA disliked these sectoral groups outside their control.

Another possible motive of the NPA in killing Banugan was the Tribal Council’s decision on a land conflict of two families in Sitio Sabang where the NPA favored the losing family against the Tribal Council’s decision.

Under the leadership of Banugan, the Tribal Council vehemently detests the meddling of the NPA in the affairs of the IP especially on its decisions and those of its elders.

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7 HURT IN BICOL NPA ATTACKS

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CAMP GUILLERMO NAKAR, Lucena City, Philippines – Five soldiers and two civilians were wounded in separate attacks believed perpetrated by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Bicol region over the weekend.

Four soldiers and two civilians were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off yesterday morning in Camarines Norte.

The soldiers were traveling along the Mahawan-hawan Road in Labo town when their vehicle hit the IED at around 8:30 a.m.

The troopers were on their way to a market to buy supplies for their unit.

Wounded were Cpl. Reynaldo Rivera, and Pfcs Ricky Obina, Rodelio Urbano Jr. and Carlon Duriza. The names of the two civilians were not immediately available.

Meanwhile, 2/Lt. Jonathan Baay of the Army’s 31st Infantry Battalion was wounded when an IED exploded as he and his companions were engaging rebels in a firefight in Gubat, Sorsogon on Saturday.

Source: http://www.philstar.com/nation/2016/03/21/1564950/7-hurt-bicol-npa-attacks

HIGH RANKING NPA LEADER NABBED, ANOTHER KILLED IN DAVAO DEL SUR

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Matanao, Davao del Sur – Combined troops of 39th Infantry Battalion and Matanao Municipal Police Station apprehended a high ranking leader and recovered the body of his companion who died during the firefight last Wednesday morning, March 16, 2016 at Barangay Buri, Matanao, Davao del Sur.

The apprehended leader, identified as Joan Casamorin alias Alvin is presently the vice-commander of Guerrilla 72 of the Far South Mindanao Regional Committee (FSMR) operating in the hinterlands of South Cotabato, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat. Alias Alvin is facing charges for robbery, kidnapping and serious Illegal Detention, four counts of murder and Robbery with Homicide.

The troops responded on information regarding the presence of armed men that resulted to a fire fight. The troops were able to recover one Cal. 45 pistol, ammunitions, three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and the dead body of alias Jebjeb. Alias Alvin got wounded but was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment while his companion’s dead body was brought to Angel Funeral Homes, Bansalan, Davao del Sur.

“The successful arrest of this NPA leader manifests the community’s strong desire for peace and security in the area. The people have grown tired of the deception and manipulation of the NPAs”, said Lieutenant Colonel Argamosa, 39IB commander.

Col Ronald Villanueva, commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade said that the apprehension of high ranking individuals within this month is a great loss to the New People’s Army (NPA). First, is the arrest of Ruditha Rosete Gaylawan alias Massi, Front Secretary of GF54 last March 8, 2016 in Calinan, Davao City and secondly, is the arrest of Joan Casamorin, Vice Commander of GF72 of FSMR, earlier today, “We would like to encourage the remaining members of the NPAs to abandon the armed struggle. They can live a normal life away from starvation and hardship by returning to the folds of the law for them to possibly receive assistance from the government agencies such as livelihood and immediate cash aids,” Col Villanueva conluded.

Source: 10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army

Magsasaka pinatay ng NPA sa MisOr

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Isa na namang ka sakiman ang ginawa ng mga miyembro ng rebeldeng CPP/NPA/NDF sa walang awang pagpatay sa inosenting magsasaka na si Mr.Bartolome A Madridano, 42 taong gulang sa na kasalukuyang nanirahan sa lupang pinagsasakahan sa Sitio Hollywood, BrgyBang-bang, Medina Misamis Oriental; (14 March 16) Lunes ng umaga, ay biglang dumating ang mga rebelde, pinasok ang kanilang bahay at kinompiska ang loob nito ng wala man lang pahintulot; at iilang minuto ay kinupkop at dinala ng mga rebelde ang kanyang mister(“ayon kay Mrs Chiona;asawa ng biktima”)..Pagsapit ng ilang oras lang sa may bandang alas 10 ay nakita nalang nila ang nakahandusay na bangkay sa daan ng kanyang mister na puno ng dugo at saksak sa katawan; ” di lang si Bartolome ang biktima dito, ang buong buhay na pagkaulila at hinagpis ng naiwang mag-ina at ang pagsira din ng kinabukasan ng bata ay isang di makataong gawain ng mga salot na rebeldeng NPA.

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A video revelation from a Former Rebel

A video revelation from a Former Rebel Julieto Canoy AKA Tatay Bom. A Former NPA leader from 1980’s to 2007, until he was captured and realized the true identity of the CPP-NPA. Its worth watching. Don’t forget to share.

note: This is not my native language, I only understand very few, I appreciate if someone could translate the whole video or some important parts.

excerpts:
……….they sacrifice for nothing dahil lahat ng sinisingil nya goes to the head of NPA while the rest of the members ay bahala sila sa buhay nila at ng pamilya nila
cannotation: NPA TAXATION IS A REALITY