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(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'
'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
In a statement on the NDF website, the communist rebels say the ambush is 'a legitimate act of war'
Philippine officials want EU and Belgium to stop funding the Rural Missionaries of the Philppines, Ibon Foundation, Karapatan, and other groups saying the funds are only prolonging the communist insurgency
As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure
Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
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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.
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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
Government peace negotiators have reached out to their counterparts in the National Democratic Front and scheduled meetings to discuss conditions set by President Rodrigo Duterte
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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
'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
The DOJ says the CPP-NPA was 'merely buying time' when it entered in peace talks with the government
Preisdent Rodrigo Duterte makes this claim on Monday, January 22, in a speech in Mawab, Compostela Valley province
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The CPP says Filipinos are suffering under the Duterte administration's 'fascist tyranny, all-out economic liberalization, and bureaucratic corruption'
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On International Human Rights Day, youth activists join rights groups that staged protests to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's rights record
'If Duterte will just review what the two panels were about to succeed in doing, baka naman mag-change ang isip niya,' CPP founding chairman Joma Sison tells Rappler in an interview
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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
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The President blasts the CPP-NPA again, saying he is 'not anymore inclined' to pursue peace talks with them
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.
'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines says the rebel leadership is ever ready to resume the peace process in the context of past agreements
Militant groups occupy the entrance of the Quezon City Hall of Justice during the trial of alleged CPP NPA leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon