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Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.
President Rodrigo Duterte reconstitutes the government's peace panel with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
The prospect of renewed peace talks seems bleak for now, as Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison cannot agree on where to hold the negotiations
Alexander and Winona Birondo face charges of obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms and explosives, which their lawyers have dismissed as 'ridiculous and harebrained'
The 71-year-old communist leader is the 6th National Democratic Front consultant arrested since talks between the Duterte government and communist insurgents broke down
People wear white during the funeral not just to call for justice but also to hail Malayao's revolutionary life
The Cagayan Valley regional police, however, claims that Randy Malayao's comrades in the Left might be behind his killing, citing internal problems within the movement
Randy Malayao wanted just and lasting peace. 'Basta ‘yun ‘yong kailangan kasi ng bayan natin. ‘Yung panahon ko, lilipas yan,' he said.
The National Democratic Front condemns the killing of its publicly known consultant
The Cagayan Valley provincial police chief says they still have no suspect in the killing of Randy Malayao
(UPDATED) The gunman boards the passenger bus and shoots Randy Malayao twice
(UPDATED) Authorities arrest the two as part of the Philippine National Police's 'Oplan Pagtugis' and 'Oplan Paglalansag Omega'
National Democratic Front consultant Vic Ladlad has emphysema and a 'severe heart condition,' and any physical confrontation can exhaust him, says his wife Fides Lim
Vicente Ladlad's wife claims the guns and ammunition were planted
The Communist Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says President Rodrigo Duterte also wishes for Norway to continue as facilitator in the event peace talks are resumed
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'
'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) Supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines hold a 30-minute lightning rally to commemorate revolutionary front's 45th founding anniversary
How the communist rebels are going to comply, if at all, with President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions remains unclear
Lawyer Rachel Pastores says the police narrative on the arrest of peace consultant Rafael Baylosis 'is incredibly laughable and obviously false'
(2ND UPDATE) He is the first NDF consultant to be arrested since President Rodrigo Duterte scrapped peace talks
Special envoy Idun Tvedt 'has a high standing in the Norwegian Foreign Service,' says Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner
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
The breakdown of the talks held in a scenic Dutch seaside resort comes as fighting flared between government forces and militants in the south
Land reform is at the heart of the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebels responsible for Asia s longest running communist insurgency
To save and bring the whole peace process back on track should entail to use court case terms again a return to the status quo ante – the situation before the breakdown in the process
UPDATED Incidents between the military and the communist New People s Army are reported in at least 7 areas nationwide
The communist New People s Army is scheduled to issue a statement Wednesday morning February 1 weeks after they threatened to withdraw the ceasefire
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
Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of talks
The government panel is hoping to sign a bilateral ceasefire deal amid threats that the New People s Army could go back to war
We urge the government to heed the call of IPs to stop the militarization of their communities and to grant political prisoners unconditional amnesty
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza who is in Rome for talks with communist rebels hopes to personally hand the letter to the pope during a side trip to the Vatican
The meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Jose Maria Sison will largely hinge on the success of the 3rd round of talks that begin this week
Secretary Silvestre Bello III bucks the public statements of his counterpart NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili who says the danger of the ceasefire collapsing is real
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the military is ready to go back to war if the negotiation fails due to the difficult demands by communist rebels
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
National Democratic Front chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili talks to Rappler about the status of negotiations with the Philippine govenrment
President Rodrigo Duterte and Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison have a productive phone conversation Monday night December 19
The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners
They are among the NDF consultants on the list of political prisoners to be released by the government
They will also discuss a general amnesty for remaining political prisoners
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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
UPDATED For the first time the National Democratic Front also entertains the idea of discussing a joint ceasefire with the government
They celebrate gains in the process that is meant to end Asia s longest running insurgency
Both sides agree to hold simultaneous meetings to fast track the process that the government aims to complete within 12 months