'Hindi pwedeng hindi tayo magsasalita dahil ito ang misyon natin, ito ang purpose ng church, ang mag-minister sa mga api at dukha,' Reverend Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotions of Church People's Response says
Saying many NPA rebels are surrendering, President Rodrigo Duterte finds reason to hope that the communist insurgency will be 'over' by the '2nd quarter of 2019'
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
Cops were only supposed to arrest two individuals who faced frustrated murder charges when they were met with gunfire from armed men
Two cops of the Lapinig Municipal Police Station are hurt in the pre-dawn 'looting and shooting rampage'
The Philippine National Police in Bicol says there were also casualties on the communist rebels' side during the Friday morning encounter in Cawayan town, Masbate
The encounter is said to be ongoing at the border of Mt. Province and Abra
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas
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Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'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
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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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'Mr Sison, you know that the peace talks is the only thing that is keeping you in the limelight,' Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana tells Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison describes as 'unacceptable' the unilateral cancellation of a stand down agreement signed by both sides on June 9. It was supposed to take effect on June 21.
Members of New People's Army launch June offensive in Northern Luzon
Chief Superintendent Joel Orduña, Police Regional Office 11 officer-in-charge, gives the explanation as Davao Region is deemed as the worst in solving randem-in-tandem slays
Elizalde Cañete once walked out of jail free after posting bail, but not this time, according to authorities
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'So the military is quite good in... we’re winning the war actually,' says the President, citing the arrest of an NPA leader
(UPDATED) 'Yes, because it will be classified as terrorism,' says Ferdinand Bocobo, the retired general who proposed the new provision on martial law declaration
Elizalde Cañete is allegedly the successor of the late Leonicio Pitao, known as Commander Parago of the New People's Army
Clashes erupt in Barangay Talisay in San Fernando town while the troops are on patrol for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections 2018
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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
Eastmincom admits it erred in the spelling of the name of the boy, but insists he was indeed an NPA child soldier
(UPDATED) The military says the 15-year-old young guerrilla fighter was wearing the black NPA uniform and holding a rifle when killed in the Davao del Sur clash
(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'
Five rebels were also captured after separate clashes with the military in two towns of Camarines Sur
'There is still hope for President Duterte to redeem his promise to achieve peace,' says Ocampo
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
An 'enhanced' reintegration package awaits communist rebels who surrender to the government and 'express their desire to abandon armed struggle'
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume
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How the communist rebels are going to comply, if at all, with President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions remains unclear
Government will resume peace talks if communists agree to a mutual ceasefire, stop burning property, and stop calls for a revolutionary government, says the President
Authorities suspect the New People's Army is behind the burning of 10 heavy equipment vehicles in different barangays
It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.
'There is now an issued presidential directive...to include the Abu Sayyaf, not only the NPA rebels, in the government’s assistance [program],' says Deputy Peace Adviser Nabil Tan
'Because we have been talking with them for the past several decades. Nothing is happening,' says a weary Delfin Lorenzana
Duterte-Carpio says the move will 'further strengthen the program’s processes and to ensure the efficient delivery of its services to qualified residents of Davao City'
President Duterte also orders that personnel of the military or police found violating rules on explosives 'face automatic expulsion'
'These charges must be dropped immediately,' says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim
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
President Rodrigo Duterte says soldiers should not be easy targets for communist rebels or terrorists