Archive of Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command)

66th IB ambushed in Mati City
June 02, 2021 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | NPA-ComVal–Davao Gulf Sub-Regional Operational Command | Daniel Ibarra | Spokesperson |

Red fighters under the NPA’s Compostela Valley – Davao Gulf Subregional Command waylaid a squad of the 66th Infantry Battalion on board a KM450 truck in the national highway in Sitio Tagawisan, Brgy. Badas in Mati City, Davao Oriental, at around 8am, May 30. Masses report that at least two soldiers were killed while several others were wounded.

NPA’s armed struggle honors, lives up to Battle of Mactan’s nationalist legacy
April 30, 2021 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao is one with the Filipino people in celebrating April 27 as National Day Of Armed Valor to memorialize the valiant heroism of Datu Lapulapu and thousands more in the Battle of Mactan five centuries ago. Red commanders and fighters take pride that the […]

AFP bombing spree terrorizes peasants, Lumad in Agusan del Sur
April 10, 2021 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | NPA-ComVal–North Davao–South Agusan Sub-Regional Command |

“Naghulat lang gyud mi nga mahulogan mi og bomba!” (We were just waiting for a bomb to fall on us!) This was the agonizing statement of one pregnant peasant woman after the series of dawn aerial bombardment by fascist AFP troops in La Paz, Agusan del Sur last week. On April 6, 2021, between 4:30 […]

Reynante “Ka Roy” Mantos, from peasant leader to NPA cadre to hero of the Filipino revolution
March 16, 2021 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao renders revolutionary tribute to Reynante “Ka Roy” Mantos, 38, who was martyred in the course of our life-and-death struggle to advance the national democratic revolution. Ka Roy was gunned down by enemy operatives just hours after dusk of March 2, 2021 in Brgy. […]

In Memory of Eduardo “Ka Choi” Arnado, Communist and humble servant of the people
February 28, 2021 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao confers its highest revolutionary tribute to comrade Eduardo Arnado, who is more known to Red fighters and commanders, masses and allies as Ka Choi and Ka Edoy, on the occasion of his first death anniversary. His life and times are remembered as an […]

AFP, PNP guilty of war crimes in execution of 5 unarmed comrades, civilians in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
December 08, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao condemns in the strongest terms the extra-judicial execution by joint forces of the AFP’s 5th Special Forces Battalion and the Philippine National Police of sickly and elderly comrade Romeo “Ka Melvin” Libron, 60; his civilian wife Merly, 53; his companion Ka Sarge, 69; […]

Celebrate Ka Ara and all martyrs’ lives of selfless struggle! Join the New People’s Army!
September 17, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New Peoples’ Army in Southern Mindanao and all revolutionary forces in the region remember the revolutionary life and memory of Zyra May “Ka Ara” Ligad and four other Red fighters who were martyred to the cause of the people’s war earlier this year. As we near marking the 48th […]

PARAGAS KI TO PAKIGBISOG! Pinakataas nga Pulang pagsaludo kang Ka Rommel ug uban pang batan-ong bayani sa Talaingod!
September 16, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

Read in: English Gitugyan sa Regional Operations Command sa New People’s Army sa Southern Mindanao ang pinakataas niini nga rebolusyonaryong pasidungog ngadto sa Pulang kumander sa Davao-Bukidnon Subregional Command nga si Potpot “Ka Rommel” Tawsan, 25; ug sa mga Pulang manggugubat nga sila Dandi “Ka Dani” Salabiron, 19, ug Divina “Ka Din-Din” Sendon, 24, kinsang […]

PARAGAS KI TO PAKIGBISOG! Highest Red salute to Ka Rommel and other young heroes of Talaingod!
September 16, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

The Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao pays its highest revolutionary tribute to Davao-Bukidnon Subregional Command Red commander Potpot “Ka Rommel” Tawsan, 25; and Red fighters Dandi “Ka Dani” Salubiroy, 19, and Divina “Ka Din-Din” Sendon, 24, whose heroism we celebrate and keep as inspiration in the national democratic revolution. […]

Misencounters, self-inflicted casualties, schism, low morale hound AFP’s focused military operation in Southern Mindanao
August 29, 2020 | New People's Army | Southern Mindanao Regional Operational Command (Merardo Arce Command) | Rigoberto F. Sanchez | Spokesperson |

To the utter dismay of the AFP’s top brass in Southern Mindanao, the intensive and expensive focused military operation in their “sole-win focus” region has fostered their own worst nightmare: a series of misencounters and friendly fire between their operating troops which resulted in several self-inflicted casualties and an atmosphere of schism and low morale […]