(5th UPDATE) 'This is not an easy road to peace,' peace adviser Jesus Dureza says, as the Philippines waits for an 'enabling environment' for both parties to proceed
Despite the back-and-forth between the CPP-NDF and defense officials, peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF continue in the Netherlands
"'Pag bibigyan mo ng palugit si Duterte, ang susunod nito buong Pilipinas na. Sinasanay niya, kinokondisyon niya isipan ng mamamayan na martial law ay okay lang,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV
The Commission on Appointments defers the confirmation of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after being questioned over her ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines
The defense department is still awaiting official communication on how it can help the DENR establish E3 (ecological, economic, and educational) zones across the country
(UPDATED) 'I am most likely to visit the Philippines to promote and advance the peace process,' CPP founder Jose Maria Sison tells Rappler
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Malacañang welcomes the agreement between government negotiators and communists to begin the process of drafting an interim joint ceasefire
'I will not arrest him. I'll even pay for his hospitalization kung gusto niya,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) The interim joint ceasefire will not address the collection of revolutionary taxes, an NPA activity that President Rodrigo Duterte said should stop
The opening ceremony for the 4th round of talks is rescheduled to Monday, April 3. The instructions of President Rodrigo Duterte, however, have yet to be divulged.
In a separate statement, the CPP says it 'fully supports' the peace talks 'despite the non-issuance of ceasefire declarations by either side'
President Rodrigo Duterte's defense chief says they support the peace process, but questions the sincerity of the communist rebels
The two panels are also expected to decide on the 'referee' in the bilateral ceasefire agreement, after Norway begged off from the role
The communists are not expected to declare a unilateral ceasefire on March 31, says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III
The Communist Party of the Philippines says it has elected young leaders to its central committee as it aims to 'complete victory'
Norway commits to continue supporting the peace talks that aim to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency
It's the first time that the conditions came from President Rodrigo Duterte himself
The Philippine military says it has recorded '62 terroristic activities' by the New People's Army this year alone
The Philippine government and communist rebels agree to resume formal talks. Here's a copy of their joint statement.
(4th UPDATE) The two parties also agree to reinstate unilateral ceasefire declarations within a month and extend the bail of the NDF consultants released last year
Even communists can use the state-run TV channel to discuss their agenda, says the President
Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza is joining the Tiamzon couple for backchannel talks in Europe
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A smiling President Rodrigo Duterte says he does not want to 'spoil' developments with the Reds
'You are full of hate, then we cannot talk about peace,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The President says he will consult with his Cabinet 'sometime' about resuming peace talks with communists
130 congressmen want the Philippine government and communists to return to the negotiating table
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month
Describing the Philippine situation as a human rights calamity, Human Rights Watch Deputy Director Phelim Kine says the Philippines needs an 'urgent international intervention' to address human rights violations
The reiteration of President Rodrigo Duterte's condition comes a day after the Communist Party of the Philippines said it's open to reinstating the ceasefire
Malacañang releases bilateral ceasefire wish list that includes prohibiting the NPA from imposing revolutionary tax and from ambushing the military
(UPDATED) National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr and Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año express openness as the Communist Party of the Philippines urges President Rodrigo Duterte to send negotiators to Utrecht to discuss a joint ceasefire deal
'The Party and the New People's Army (NPA) reiterate their support for efforts to forge a bilateral ceasefire agreement,' says the CPP
The 3 Leftist Cabinet officials are set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte on peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front on February 20
Motions filed by the Office of the Solicitor General to cancel the bail of NDF consultants are 'premature,' according to their lawyers
'To save and bring the whole peace process back on track should entail, to use court case terms again, a return to the status quo ante – the situation before the breakdown in the process'
Several National Democratic Front consultants have apparently gone underground following President Rodrigo Duterte's pronouncements
The congressmen say the Duterte administration reached 'remarkable and unparalleled headway' in the negotiations compared to other administrations
The NDF insists there is 'no fair and just reason' for the government to terminate the peace process on the heels of a successful 3rd round of talks held in Rome
Through a poem, award-winning poet Joi Barrios calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to 'let the peace talks move on'
NAPC lead convenor Liza Maza says the fact that President Rodrigo Duterte has called for a meeting with them next week shows that 'there is always room for optimism' as far as the peace talks are concerned
What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?
'I'm sure there are so many NPA who want to go back to the mainstream. Let's give them the chance. Hindi naman lahat ng NPA gusto makipaglaban,' says AFP chief Eduardo Año