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(UPDATED) The truce failed to stop clashes between government troops and communist rebels, both sides admit
President Rodrigo Duterte makes the remark after expressing his sadness over the deaths of soldiers who were allegedly killed by communist rebels while delivering medical aid
In his taped Friday morning public address on the coronavirus, President Duterte blasts the communist rebels again and brings up an old peace proposal they submitted long before the pandemic
The military has reported at least 3 armed clashes with communist guerrillas since the government’s unilateral ceasefire ended on April 15
The truce has been fraught with accusations of violations from both sides, and the government has yet to say whether it will also extend its unilateral ceasefire that ended on April 15
The Philippine government earlier declared a ceasefire with communist rebels as security forces focus on battling the novel coronavirus
The communist rebel leader earlier declined to reciprocate the government's ceasefire, which President Rodrigo Duterte ordered as the country battles the novel coronavirus
The defense chief expects guerrilla attacks to continue, while rebel leaders say the Luzon lockdown is meant only to intimidate and immobilize the public
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ceasefire will last from March 19 until April 15
'US imperialism, Chinese imperialism, the Duterte administration, and the CPP-NPA-NDFP can become tactical allies, even if strange bedfellows, against the coronavirus'
The President sees the police and military on the frontlines of the Luzon-wide ‘enhanced community quarantine,’ and asks communist rebels for a halt in hostilities
The military says the loss of Julius Soriano Giron will 'rattle' the communist rebels' 'dwindling forces'
Once colleagues in the Free Legal Assistance Group, human rights lawyer Arno Sanidad and Justice Marvic Leonen face off on the case of ex-NPA chairman Rodolfo Salas
'How about the 15 who were massacred? How about their relatives? They have waited for justice for so long,' says Solicitor General Jose Calida
The jail warden is ordered to bring Rodolfo Salas to the Supreme Court on March 12
From our archives: The Philippine military is treading dangerous waters with its counterinsurgency experiments
The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, invoking the extraordinary power of the Court to examine the legality of the murder case itself
(UPDATED) Salas headed the Communist Party of the Philippines at the peak of the communist insurgency in the mid-1980s
'We will break them hard,' Major General Jose Faustino says of his plans in battling communist rebels in the region
The military, the defense chief, and the national security adviser all caution against reviving peace talks with communist rebels, saying it’s a ruse to buy guerrillas time to regroup
Interrogations on two Skylab motorcycle drivers delivering goods show the transported items were ordered by Ka Jacob, commanding officer of the New People's Army Guerrilla Front 16C, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee
Tense encounters between government forces and communist guerrillas test a fragile holiday ceasefire, but the communist rebel leader says they are no reason to drop plans for negotiations
(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
After a tussle over alleged truce violations by communist rebels, the National Democratic Front now hopes the ceasefire can 'proceed effectively'
The Communist Party of the Philippines founder says he is willing to meet with Duterte 'in a country near the Philippines' after the resumption of peace talks, among other conditions
(UPDATED) There will be 'no enforcement of any warrant' for the communist rebel leader's arrest, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says
'For these terrorist organizations, sincerity is a strange word. To believe that they desire a peaceful end to the insurgency problem would be playing ignorant of their bloody habit,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
(3rd UPDATE) 'They demand for peace but their actions speak otherwise,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command chief Major General Roberto Ancan on the first day of a 16-day ceasefire
The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'
(3rd UPDATE) Following a ceasefire declaration by the guerrillas, President Rodrigo Duterte also orders government troops to observe a holiday ceasefire beginning Monday, December 23, up to January 7 next year
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
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
President Rodrigo Duterte once again expresses openness to peace talks with communists
The communist party condemns the arrest of Jaime Padilla, a leader of the rebel group’s guerrillas in Southern Luzon
Ano ang implikasyon ng crackdown na ito sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas?
Improvised bomb blasts meet Philippine Army soldiers acting on a tip that NPA rebels were harassing communities in the outskirts of Borongan City
The Philippine Air Force drops 500-pound bombs on an encampment of alleged communist guerrillas
Ano ang maaaring umusbong na problema kung ituturing na krimen ang pagiging miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines?
(3rd UPDATE) The military says the arrest of Antonia Setias Dizon is a 'major blow' to the communist party, but a labor rights group calls it 'illegal' and a form of 'political harassment'
'I'm serving [a] notice to everyone that in the coming months – not really bloody – but there will be a little trouble. We have to finish it. This will make us a magnet to criticisms,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'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
The military says soldiers would be 'engaging' students during information campaigns and lectures, not curtailing their academic freedom
The anti-subversion law was the dictator Ferdinand Marcos' tool of choice in strangling the opposition and crushing legitimate dissent. Groups fear its planned revival under President Rodrigo Duterte will lead to the same – or even worse.
Reviving the law would only 'further rouse the people to resist President Rodrigo Duterte's tyranny' and 'foment greater dissent,' the Communist Party of the Philippines says in a statement
In September 2018, a Malolos court found retired Army major general Jovito Palparan guilty over the kidnapping and detention of two missing UP students
The former intelligence officer seeks the restoration of the Anti-Subversion Law, which was repealed nearly 30 years ago by the Ramos government
In a statement on the NDF website, the communist rebels say the ambush is 'a legitimate act of war'
'This we strongly protest because they are violating our rights as health workers to work and function as health workers, to serve the people whom we are duty-bound to serve,' says Dr Edelina dela Paz, Health Action for Human Rights chairperson