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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
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President Rodrigo Duterte says this 'sarcasm' is directed at female rebels who bear children while still with the New People's Army
PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says this is the first time he has heard communist guerrillas engaging in kidnaps-for-ransom
The DOJ says the CPP-NPA was 'merely buying time' when it entered in peace talks with the government
Norwegian special envoy Idun Tvedt stresses Norway's commitment 'to assist the Philippines in its peace process' with communist rebels
The New People's Army-Southern Mindanao Operations Command claims that Datu Banandjao Mampaundag engaged in 'land grabbing, theft and extortion, grave abuse, and a host of other human rights abuses'
Dakula Guillermo Tiambong, who had met with President Rodrigo Duterte in a Lumad summit, was killed by suspected members of the NPA, says the military
(UPDATED) They are mostly members of the 'politicial structures' of the communist movement, the people who supposedly serve as militiamen or the local population who supplement the strength of the NPA
Datu Roel Arthur Ali, chairman of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development (STCPD), says Lumad leaders are clamoring for a pangayaw – a local term for tribal war, after the death of Datu Banandjao Mampaundag and his son
'Among the individuals who surrendered were 2 regular CPP-NPA members, 35 Militia ng Bayan members, and 93 CPP-NPA mass base supporters or members of the Underground Mass Organizations,' Captain Norman Tagros says
'Government plans to improve the lives of the Lumad are unlikely to succeed so long as indigenous communities live in fear of violence, exploitation, and abuse,' says Human Rights Watch's Carlos Conde
On board a Philippine C-130, some 217 ex-members of the New People’s Army depart Davao City for Manila, where they will be toured around Intramuros, Malacañang, and other historic spots in the Northern Philippines
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Construction firm CBBI wants the DPWH to pay for equipment allegedly burned by communist rebels, but COA says these equipment should've been insured
At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators
Leonida Guao, an alleged finance officer of the New People's Army, is arrested at Barangay Bading over a murder case
The Lumad will be relocated to temporary shelters that will be modeled after those units the government built in Lanao del Sur for the evacuees from the war-torn Marawi City, the President says
'Kilala siya na personality ng kabila, binabantayan siya, minomonitor siya, nakitaan siya ng baril, hinuli,' explains top cop Ronald dela Rosa