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NDF: Killing of Randy Malayao means more attacks against peace consultants

Jan 30, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The National Democratic Front condemns the killing of its publicly known consultant

KILLED. NDF Consultant Randy Malayao was killed while asleep in a bus. Photo from Randy Malayao Facebook

Duterte orders Dureza, Panelo to meet with communist leaders

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The meeting with Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni could happen in November, says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Año warns arrest awaits top NDF consultants in PH

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'I will have them arrested, unless the President will order me not to effect the arrest,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

ARREST WARNING. Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

Lorenzana takes firm stand vs peace talks with Reds

Apr 03, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Alleged NPA attacks in Davao renew the word war between Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison

HARDLINER. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana opposes resumption of peace talks with communist rebels. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

PH gov't formally withdraws from latest peace round with communists

May 29, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The breakdown of the talks held in a scenic Dutch seaside resort comes as fighting flared between government forces and militants in the south

In this file photo, Presidential Advisers on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza (L) and Silvestre H. Bello III take part in a meeting as part of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDF organized by the Dutch government on April 2, 2017 in the Dutch town of Noordwijk aan Zee. Sophie Mignon/File/AFP

PH, NDF reopen talks after bitter impasse

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:06 PM

UPDATED Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels return to the negotiating table amid pressure to forge a joint ceasefire agreement

TALKS RE-OPEN. The 4th round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front open in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on April 3, 2017. OPAPP photo

Talks with Reds delayed after Duterte's last-minute call

Apr 02, 2017 - 10:55 PM

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

POSTPONED. The 4th round of talks with communist rebels is reset to open on Monday, April 3. Photo from OPAPP

Reds vow commitment to talks amid Duterte's disillusionment

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:58 AM

The communist rebels detail their timeline for the peace talks and reiterate their intent to join Duterte as among the co founders of the proposed federal state of the Philippines

CEASEFIRE TALKS. Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels agreed in Rome that they will discuss a possible joint ceasefire deal. OPAPP photo

Gov't panel seeks to reinstate ceasefire, NDF commits to talks

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:10 AM

A February 22 25 side meeting is supposed to discuss the government draft of a proposed bilateral ceasefire deal

THIRD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front have began difficult talks on key reform proposals. Photo from OPAPP

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Jan 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM

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PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises

Jan 30, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Government and NDF negotiators begin talks on CASER the heart and soul of the peace process that seeks to draw a roadmap to address widespread poverty in the Philippines

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of peace talks. Photo from OPAPP

War on drugs, Marcos revival hurting talks – NDF

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:48 AM

Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front are back in the negotiating table to end Asia's longest-running communist insurgency. Photo from OPAPP

No peace deal expected soon as NDF extends timeline of talks

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:13 PM

The ground also wants to withdraw its 5 month old unilateral and indefinite ceasefire according to the National Democratic Front

OFF TO 3RD ROUND. File photo of government and NDF negotiators signing a joint statement after the 2nd round of talks in October 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Chilling reason why PH, NDF talks moved from Oslo to Rome

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

It s the first time that the formal peace negotiations will be held outside Norway

COLD OSLO. Negotiators of the Philippine government and National Democratic Front of the Philippines find Oslo too cold for the 3rd round of talks. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Rappler Talk: Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5 month old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse

Ceasefire with Reds in danger

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED The 3rd round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front to be held in Rome from January 18 to 25 will be critical

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Rappler Talk: Fragile talks with the Philippine left

Jan 10, 2017 - 9:48 PM

National Democratic Front chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili talks to Rappler about the status of negotiations with the Philippine govenrment

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the 2nd round of talks

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Attached are the common outlines and frameworks for the final peace pact that will end Asia s longest running communist insurgency

100 DAY. OPAPP chief Jesus Dureza says the peace efforts Photo courtesy of OPAPP

NDF presses general amnesty grant to 432 political prisoners

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Government statements that the general amnesty will depend on the progress of the talks are tantamount to holding political prisoners hostage to secure advantage across the negotiating table say communist rebels

NEW NDF PANEL CHIEF. Fidel Agcaoili (left) replaces longtime NDF panel chief Luis Jalandoni. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

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Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alleged NPA leader Benito Tiamzon joins NDF panel

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:35 AM

The NDF reshuffles its peace panel on the eve of its 2nd round of talks with the government replacing Luis Jalandoni as panel chairperson with Fidel Agcaoili

NEW PANEL MEMBER. Benito Tiamzon takes new role as negotiator. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

PH, NDF resume talks in Manila to make ceasefire stable

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The two camps agree to hold talks in Manila in between formal meetings in Norway – the third party facilitator – to fast track the process that government aims to complete in a year

MANILA TALS. The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front agree to hold talks in Manila to fast track the process. Photo from the Twitter page of government negotiator Hernani Braganza

Duterte ends truce with communist rebels

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:19 PM

3rd UPDATE President Rodrigo Duterte ends the days old truce with communist rebels after they fail to meet his deadline to reciprocate the government s unilateral ceasefire declaration

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. The Duterte administration has vowed to end the decades-long communist insurgency through peace negotiations. Rappler file photo

NPA has 'right' to collect revolutionary tax – NDF

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Revolutionary taxes are used to fund community services and never go to the pockets of corrupt leaders says NDF spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili

RIGHT TO COLLECT TAXES? Fidel Agcaoili, Human rights committee chairperson of the NDF, speaks at a press conference in Ateneo de Davao University on June 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Jun 09, 2016 - 8:09 PM

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NDF spokesman: Joma Sison return ‘ticklish issue’

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Fidel Agcaoili spokesman of the NDF says the US might act as a spoiler in Sison s plan to return home

JOMA HITS AQUINO. The NPA leader criticizes Aquino's claims of economic growth. Screenshot from vimeo.com

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May 26, 2016 - 8:34 PM

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Left submits Cabinet nominees to Duterte, 4 out of 10 women

May 26, 2016 - 10:52 AM

The Left has submitted a very impressive list of nominees I am inclined to give in says Duterte

FORMING  HIS CABINET. Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president-elect, discusses Cabinet appointments during a press conference on May 26, 2016 in Davao City. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Gov't, CPP consult in Surigao del Sur NPA base

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Coinciding with the 46th anniversary of the re establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines the occasion is also an opportunity to turn over socio economic proposals to NDF and government representatives

CONSULTATIONS. Various organizations and groups are consulted by government and NDF representatives on December 27, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

'Communist army irrelevant in 5 years'

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:49 AM

The NPA celebrates its 45th anniversary in the wake of top communist leaders arrest The military says the bandit group without any ideological mooring will be irrelevant in 5 years

ANNIVERSARY: The New People's Army turns 45 on March 29, 2014. Photo from the CPP web site