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'I will have them arrested, unless the President will order me not to effect the arrest,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año
Vicente Ladlad's wife claims the guns and ammunition were planted
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
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
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'
Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels
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
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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
(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says peace negotiations with communists are 'counterproductive and plainly useless'
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume
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
At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators
Lawyer Rachel Pastores says the police narrative on the arrest of peace consultant Rafael Baylosis 'is incredibly laughable and obviously false'
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
'Kilala siya na personality ng kabila, binabantayan siya, minomonitor siya, nakitaan siya ng baril, hinuli,' explains top cop Ronald dela Rosa
Malacañang says it would be a 'dereliction of duty' not to arrest National Democratic Front consultant Rafael Baylosis
(2ND UPDATE) He is the first NDF consultant to be arrested since President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza says Noel Legaspi and his wife received assistance to 'start a new life'
But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'
'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
Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.
The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'
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.
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Justice Secretary Aguirre also signs a Department Order directing prosecutors to take the necessary steps pursuant to Duterte's proclamation
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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
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
'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
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
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The chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front reacts to President Rodrigo's statement that he will declare communist 'legal fronts' as terrorists
(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
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
The Duterte administration wants an agreement with the Left to smoothen out their complicated relationship says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella
The Hague Joint Declaration that guides the framework of the peace process marks its 25th year
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
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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
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
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
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to sign a formal notice to terminate peace talks with the communists
The President jokes that National Democratic Front consultants should have been poisoned when they were served food during meetings in Malacañang
No findings of cancer of any kind cardiac problem or any other malignancy says the communist leader
5TH UPDATE Let us renew the fighting for another 50 years It s what you want President Rodrigo Duterte tells his former teacher