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Religious leaders urge gov't, NDF: Seek peace and pursue it

Jun 30, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'

PEACE TALKS. A group of religious leaders urge President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Joma Sison to continue working for peace.

Lumad groups urge government, NDF to continue peace talks

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace

DISPLACED. Displaced Lumad from from Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental seeks shelter at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de Oro. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/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

Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines

Jun 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels

ORDER OF SIKATUNA. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner. Photo from the Norwegian Embassy in the Philippines

Court allows NDF consultants to go to Netherlands for June peace talks

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Benito Tiamzon, political consultant of the National Democratic Front, in a meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

Wanda Teo resigns, Duterte on Dengvaxia, Avengers cast get tattoos | Evening wRap

May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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Philippines holds 'informal' backchannel talks with communists

May 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'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

PEACE TALKS. The Philippines has resumed negotiating with communists in 'informal' backchannel talks now taking place in Europe. File photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler, OPAPP

Peace adviser welcomes Sara Duterte’s opposition to resumption of peace talks

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'

RESPECT. President Duterte's peace adviser, Secretary Jesus Dureza, says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's stance against the resumption of talks with the communists is an input to be respected despite being contrary to her father's latest directive. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Sara Duterte wants father to ditch talks with communist rebels

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says peace negotiations with communists are 'counterproductive and plainly useless'

DAUGHTER'S ADVICE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio believes peace negotiations with communist rebels are 'unproductive.' Malacanang photo

Lorenzana sets conditions for joint ceasefire with communist rebels

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Malacañang Photo

Duterte 'may reconsider' peace talks if communists declare ceasefire

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says his chief government peace negotiator has asked him to 'tone down' his statements against Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison

PEACE TALKS. President Rodrigo Duterte says his peace negotiaters have asked him to tone down on his statements against Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison. Malacañang file photo

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

Baylosis rearrested over 'pack of lies' – lawyer

Feb 03, 2018 - 3:09 PM

Lawyer Rachel Pastores says the police narrative on the arrest of peace consultant Rafael Baylosis 'is incredibly laughable and obviously false'

NDF CONSULTANTS. File photo of freed political prisoners raising their clenched fists during a press conference held shortly after their release in 2016. NDF consulant Rafael Baylosis (righmost) is among them. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Arrest of leftist leaders Baylosis, Roque lawful, says prosecutor

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The prosecutor recommends no bail for the offense of illegal possession of explosives, and a P120,000 bail bond for the offense of illegal possession of firearms

BAYLOSIS' FREEDOM. Lualhati Baylosis (center) wife of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis, join eaders of progressive groups call for the release of Baylosis at a press conference in Quezon City on February 2, 2018. Baylosis was detained at Camp Crame after his re-arrest on January 31 in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NDF consultant arrested for illegal gun possession, nothing more – Dela Rosa

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:19 PM

'Kilala siya na personality ng kabila, binabantayan siya, minomonitor siya, nakitaan siya ng baril, hinuli,' explains top cop Ronald dela Rosa

NEW GUNS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa checks on their new firearms, presented in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Leftists slam rearrest of NDF consultant over 'trumped-up charges'

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Malacañang says it would be a 'dereliction of duty' not to arrest National Democratic Front consultant Rafael Baylosis

National Democratic Front senior adviser Luis Jalandonivin an interview at the sidelines of the Left's rally on International Human Rights Day. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NDF consultant Rafael Baylosis rearrested

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:55 PM

(2ND UPDATE) He is the first NDF consultant to be arrested since President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks

Freed political prisoners raise their clenched fists as they hold a press conference at the social hall of the Episcopal Mission Center in Quezon City on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte meets with NDF regional spokesperson who surrendered

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:20 AM

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza says Noel Legaspi and his wife received assistance to 'start a new life'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte engages in a discussion with the two rebel returnees from the New People's Army who were presented to the President at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on January 20, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'

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Joma Sison 'willing' to hold talks with Duterte

Jan 15, 2018 - 12:10 AM

'In the interest of the Filipino people and for the sake and purpose of resuming the peace negotiations, I am willing to have serious conversations with President Duterte,' says the communist leader

WORD WAR. Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison calls President Rodrigo Duterte the 'number one drug addict' in the Philippines.

The end of the affair? Duterte's romance with the Reds

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:54 AM

Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.

President Rodrigo Duterte pose for a photo with members of the Government of the Philippines and National Democratic Front peace panels following their meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. REY BANIQUET/PPD

Duterte leads oath of allegiance for 668 ex-communist rebels

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'

RETURN. Duterte recited the Oath of Allegiance before former communist rebels in Davao City. Malacanang photo

Duterte likens NPA to ISIS: 'No ideology except to destroy and kill'

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 AM

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.

'ALMOST SAME'. President Duterte says the communists have an 'empty' ideology. Rappler file photo

DOJ on NDF, Duterte calls Manila ‘dead city,’ Roque on ICC | Midday wRap

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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DOJ cancels bail of Tiamzons, 7 other NDF consultants

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre also signs a Department Order directing prosecutors to take the necessary steps pursuant to Duterte's proclamation

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Duterte on NDF, New War on Drugs guidelines, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Duterte to order mass arrest of NDF consultants 'any day'

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an insider has been 'secretly' giving him information about conversations of leftist leaders, information which led him to cancel peace talks

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, expresses his concern over how illegal drugs continue to destroy Filipino families especially those who have OFWs as parents. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] How Duterte sabotaged the GRP-NDFP peace process

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Government panel officials in his Cabinet and the reactionary armed forces should consider whether he is mentally fit for his office or needs to be replaced in accordance with their 1987 Constitution

Duterte: 'If Joma Sison comes here, I will arrest him'

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

'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

HOMECOMING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks during the San Beda Law Annual Alumni Homecoming at The Peninsula Manila in Makati City on November 24, 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte tells NDF consultants to surrender

Nov 24, 2017 - 6:03 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says he decided to end talks with the Left because it seemed like they wanted nothing short of a coalition government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the tribute program dubbed, ‘Ang Huling Tikas Pahinga: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Marawi,’ held at the Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City on November 21, 2017, recalls how he risked his life just to visit the soldiers in Marawi City citing that it’s his duty as Commander-in-Chief to check the condition of the troops. Malacañan Photo

Aguirre orders DAP probe, Sison on Duterte, Abella at DFA | Midday wRap

Nov 24, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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‘Duterte is No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines’ – Joma Sison

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:45 PM

The chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front reacts to President Rodrigo's statement that he will declare communist 'legal fronts' as terrorists

Duterte formally ends peace talks with communists

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:23 PM

(UPDATED) President Duterte signs Proclamation 360, declaring the termination of talks with the National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army

'TERRORISTS.’ Before cancelling the peace talks with communist, President Rodrigo Duterte calls them terrorists. In this file photo, the Commander in Chief speaks at the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at Malacañang Palace. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Duterte's falling out with the Left

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The contradiction between unity and struggle between working with the government on some issues but fighting it on others was a balancing act that many found confusing and difficult

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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After CA rejections, Duterte admin still 'open' to Left – Malacañang

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The Duterte administration wants an agreement with the Left to smoothen out their complicated relationship says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Legarda declares support for peace talks with Reds

Sep 03, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The Hague Joint Declaration that guides the framework of the peace process marks its 25th year

PEACE TALKS. Peace with communist rebels was among the campaign promises of President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Amid ties with Left, Mariano says he was never part of communist groups

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Mula noon hanggang ngayon ay nasa legal democratic organization po ako says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano who was nominated to the Cabinet by the National Democratic Front

LEFT TIES. Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says he was never a part of the CPP-NPA-NDF. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Abellera, Taguiwalo, North Korean missile | Midday wRap

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Why Duterte walked away from the table: A reflection on the NDF peace process

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Did the 39;oligarchs 39; – big business owners and Mindanaoan political elites – gain anything from the collapse of the talks? What about the national security establishment? The answer I find is mixed

Duterte refused one-on-one with Taguiwalo on eve of CA rejection

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:33 AM

I wanted to tell him about corruption existing in my office I have submitted the report But I wanted to relay it to him personally Taguiwalo says

Leftist lawmakers slam CA for 'bias vs poor'

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:42 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers in the House Makabayan bloc call out the Commission on Appointments for rejecting the DSWD appointment of Judy Taguiwalo a nominee of the Left in the Duterte Cabinet

SECRETARY NO MORE. Judy Taguiwalo, President Rodrigo Duterte's first DSWD secretary. File Malacañang photo

Duterte ready to formally end peace talks with Left

Aug 02, 2017 - 10:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to sign a formal notice to terminate peace talks with the communists

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte to Joma Sison: Pity Norwegian gov't, just kill yourself

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The President jokes that National Democratic Front consultants should have been poisoned when they were served food during meetings in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Joma on Duterte's 'blatant lie': I don't have cancer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:34 PM

No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader

Image via http://www.josemariasison.org/

U.S. lawmakers, Duterte, Bennington | Midday wRap

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:01 PM

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Duterte to Joma Sison: 'Let's stop talking'

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:13 AM

5TH UPDATE Let us renew the fighting for another 50 years It s what you want President Rodrigo Duterte tells his former teacher

 President Rodrigo Duterte visits government troops who are engaged in a battle with the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City on July 20, 2017. The President gave out food packs and other assistance when he set foot at Camp Ranao. The President's visit boosted the morale of the soldiers. ACE MORANDANTE/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Grab and Uber, SALN, Calida | Evening wRap

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:36 PM

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Calida moves for re-arrest of NDF consultants in peace talks

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED The Communist Party of the Philippines thumbs down the move as a strongman’s act of bad faith

PEACE TALKS ROADBLOCKS. Solicitor General Jose Calida again moves for the arrest of temporarily released communist leaders after peace talks hit another roadblock. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler