Philippines: Alleged mastermind behind North Cotabato bus bombing, arson captured

The alleged mastermind of arson and bombing attacks targeting buses in North Cotabato this year has been arrested, the military said. Suspect Ali Akbar was arrested by security forces during an operation in Kidapawan City on Monday (June 21), according Read More …

Philippines: Army destroys 48 recovered NPA IEDs in North Cotabato

The Army’s 39th Infantry Battalion (39IB) here destroyed 48 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) recovered from its various operations against the communist New Peoples’ Army (NPA) in recent months. The disposal of the IEDs took place at a secluded area of Read More …

Philippines: Army shows 80 guns, bombs yielded by ex-Reds in NoCot

As the Communist Party of the Philippines celebrated its 52nd founding anniversary on Saturday, the military in North Cotabato presented to the public assorted firearms surrendered by former rebels. Colonel Potenciano Camba, commander of 1002nd Infantry Brigade, presented the 80 Read More …