Incident Summary:

07/11/2017: Assailants abducted Police Officer 1 Alfredo Pasabeca Jr. from a bus in Panansalan, Compostela Valley, Philippines. Pasabeca was released on July 28th, 2017. The New People's Army (NPA) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Compostela Valley


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Philippine National Police (PNP)
Specific Description Davao Oriental Public Safety Company Officer: Police Officer 1 Alfredo Pasabeca Jr.
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 17
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
New People's Army (NPA) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"NPA releases police officer to Duterte," EDGE Davao, July 31, 2017.
"Clashes between NPA, Army kill 5 more gov't troops,", July 25, 2017.
"NPA abducts cop in DavOr," Minda News, July 13, 2017.