Incident Summary:

04/17/2019: Assailants extorted residents in Marcelo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental, Philippines. At least three assailants were killed and a Philippine Army soldier was injured when soldiers responded to the extortion activities. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by the New People's Army (NPA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Negros Occidental


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Calatrava district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Philippine Army (PA)
Specific Description Soldier: Staff Sergeant Edwin Gardose
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
M16 and AK-47 assault rifles were used in the attack.
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) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 12
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"3 Reds killed, soldier wounded in Negros clash," Manila Times (Philippines), April 18, 2019.
"3 rebels dead, Army soldier injured in gun battle," Philippines Daily Inquirer, April 18, 2019.