Incident Summary:

11/18/2019: Assailants ambushed former New People’s Army (NPA) members who had recently surrendered to government forces in Inubod, Matuguinao, Samar, Philippines. One of the former NPA members was killed, a local tribal elder was injured, and another former NPA member was reported missing in the attack. The whereabouts of the missing individual area unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the New People’s Army (NPA).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Matuguinao district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Nagpapacao Village
Specific Description Council Member: Edwin Velarde
Nationality of Target Philippines
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Former New People’s Army (NPA) Members: Dennis Diaz, Carlos Diaz
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
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) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 30
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ex-rebel slain, another missing in Samar ambush," Philippines Daily Inquirer, November 19, 2019.
"Samar farmer killed, village official hurt in NPA attack," Philippines News Agency, November 19, 2019.