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(UPDATED) Ka Oto, spokesperson of the Guerrilla Front 16, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command, says the situation in Bacuag is tense as soldiers from the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division are in the town
(UPDATED) The defense chief finds the act 'unacceptable' and orders the Philippine Army to investigate the touched up image supposedly showing communist guerrillas surrendering to the government
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations
The President also wants communist guerrillas to take it seriously when a ceasefire is declared, or else current efforts to stamp out the insurgency will continue, says the National Security Adviser
'From the outset, it should be very clear to everybody that we would never do that,' says Ambassador Franz Jessen, head of the European Union Delegation to the Philippines
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DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says for peace talks to resume, the CPP-NPA must first 'renounce their armed struggle'
Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration
(UPDATED) Branch 19 does not throw out the main petition seeking to declare the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group
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Malacañang also claims that Church leaders are only criticizing the President because 'their candidate' lost in the 2016 elections. But criticism from Church leaders began when Duterte cursed Pope Francis, months before he topped presidential surveys.
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
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'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says
'Eh 'di kami muna ang mag-peace talks tapos si [CPP founder Jose Maria] Sison. Inday na 'yan,' quips President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines hold a 30-minute lightning rally to commemorate revolutionary front's 45th founding anniversary
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It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.
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'Because we have been talking with them for the past several decades. Nothing is happening,' says a weary Delfin Lorenzana
NAPC's Liza Maza urges the DOJ to withdraw the petition tagging CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization, which formally ended Duterte's romance with the Left
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz can always challenge it in court
'We are shocked that the special rapporteur is being targeted because of her work defending the rights of indigenous peoples,' UN rights experts say of the inclusion of UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz in the list
The list also includes alleged Communist Party of the Philippines chairman Benito Tiamzon, UN Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, ex-Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo, and hundreds of John Does
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says this is the first time he has heard communist guerrillas engaging in kidnaps-for-ransom
The DOJ says the CPP-NPA was 'merely buying time' when it entered in peace talks with the government
(UPDATED) They are mostly members of the 'politicial structures' of the communist movement, the people who supposedly serve as militiamen or the local population who supplement the strength of the NPA
'Among the individuals who surrendered were 2 regular CPP-NPA members, 35 Militia ng Bayan members, and 93 CPP-NPA mass base supporters or members of the Underground Mass Organizations,' Captain Norman Tagros says
At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators
Leonida Guao, an alleged finance officer of the New People's Army, is arrested at Barangay Bading over a murder case
'Gusto ko si Sison pumunta dito. Kaming dalawa mag-usap. Kaming dalawa lang dito sa kuwarto,' Duterte says in an interview with MindaNews
Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.
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The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'
(UPDATED) The Communist Party of the Philippines matches the dates of the broken ceasefire declared by the government, but the hours differ a little
Only two weeks have passed since the President declared the NPA as a terrorist group, and only almost a month since he halted peace talks with communists.
'It depends on developments and of course it will depend on the actions of the other side,' says Armed Forces chief General Rey Guerrero
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Vice President Leni Robredo says it is important for the government to convey the message that it is fighting all forms of terrorism – a battle that goes beyond political colors
'Better still, I will not allow him to enter his native land, and that is a very painful experience,' President Rodrigo Duterte says of CPP founder Jose Maria Sison
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The President blasts the CPP-NPA again, saying he is 'not anymore inclined' to pursue peace talks with them
Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Eduardo Año: 'Gusto nating mangyari, sa katapusan ng 2018, wala nang CPP-NPA kahit isa, sa buong Pilipinas'
Two wrongs don't make a right, says Claudio
The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.
No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader
Despite the back and forth between the CPP NDF and defense officials peace talks between the Philippine government and NDF continue in the Netherlands