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Tropical storm Urduja, Guerrero on martial law, Syjuco on Aquino | Evening wRap

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:34 PM

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Duterte on nationwide martial law: All options on the table

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:55 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks

Amid all the ongoing rallies from the opposition and critiques in today's National Day of Protest, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte chose to visit the troops in the war-torn Marawi City on September 21, 2017.  During his visit, the President talked to the troops and expressed his utmost gratitude for their continuing efforts in quelling the terror threats in the war-torn city. He also provided the soldiers with groceries as well as watches and eyewears.  Joining the President are Defense Secretary Delfin Loorrenzana, Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. The President also tagged along Paolo Santos, Jimmy Bondoc and Arnel Ignacio to provide entertainment to the troops. Photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

2 alleged NPA leaders surrender to Cagayan police

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The regional police in Cagayan Valley urges other communist combatants to surrender, saying livelihood assistance from government awaits them

1,300 terrorists neutralized in Mindanao in 2017, says Wesmincom

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:29 PM

The Western Mindanao Command reports its 2017 performance as President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao by a year

PERFORMANCE REPORT. Officers of the Western Mindanao Command hold an assessment meeting on December 11, 2017. Photo by Richard Falcatan/Rappler

Duterte's proposed martial law extension also targets NPA

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law

NO TRUCE. The government is poised to forego traditional holiday ceasefire. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte administration worse than Marcos dictatorship - youth activists

Dec 10, 2017 - 7:28 PM

On International Human Rights Day, youth activists join rights groups that staged protests to denounce President Rodrigo Duterte's rights record

Joma to Duterte: Let's end war of words, war on the ground

Dec 10, 2017 - 11:35 AM

'If Duterte will just review what the two panels were about to succeed in doing, baka naman mag-change ang isip niya,' CPP founding chairman Joma Sison tells Rappler in an interview

TEACHER AND STUDENT. President Rodrigo Duterte was the student of CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison at the Lyceum University in Manila

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

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

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Robredo on CPP-NPA, Calida in SC oral arguments, Trump on Jerusalem | Evening wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:23 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] War and law: Shooting-to-kill armed rebels

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:35 PM

It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.

Robredo agrees with Duterte proclamation tagging CPP-NPA as terrorists

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:50 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says it is important for the government to convey the message that it is fighting all forms of terrorism – a battle that goes beyond political colors

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte signs proclamation labeling CPP-NPA as terrorist group

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says this is due to the 'continued violent acts of the CPP-NPA which sow and create a condition of widespread and extraordinary fear and panic among the populace'

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PH gov't won't declare holiday ceasefire with CPP-NPA – Lorenzana

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The military traditionally suspends operations during the holidays, which is also reciprocated by the communist rebels

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Cagayan governor condemns NPA killing of Baggao councilor

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:15 AM

New People's Army members are accused of being behind the death of Baggao Sangguniang Bayan member Angelo 'Buridek' Luis

4 cops hurt in suspected NPA attack in Misamis Oriental

Dec 03, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Alleged New People's Army members launch an assault on a police station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental, then eventually retreat

Gabriela calls for CHR probe of Nasugbu clashes

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Gabriela also says the photo of Josephine Lapira's dead body that was released on Facebook belies the AFP's claim that she was brought to a hospital for treatment

Cop killed, 6 hurt in Camarines Norte rebel attack

Dec 02, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The policemen were attacked in Labo, Camarines Norte, says Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, PNP regional spokesperson

To friends, Jo Lapira was a tiny UP activist with big dreams

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 22-year-old student from UP Manila is one of the 15 fatalities in a clash between government troops and suspected members of New People's Army in Nasugbu, Batangas

Duterte orders police, military to shoot any armed NPA member

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will answer for all deaths condemned by human rights groups

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to a wounded soldier during his visit at the Army General Hospital in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on November 21, 2017. The President awarded the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal to the wounded soldiers who took part in the anti-terror operations in Marawi City as well as those who were wounded in separate encounters with lawless armed groups. Also in the photo is Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Rey Guerrero. Malacañan Photo

15 communist rebels killed in Batangas clashes

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:15 PM

It is 'the biggest number of casualties on the side of the rebels and is a big blow to the New People's Army,' says Calabarzon police director Chief Superintendent Mao Aplasca

NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY in training. Rappler file photo

Cop killed, 10 others wounded in suspected NPA ambush in Iloilo

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Police Officer 1 Jofer Odon of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-VI and his companions are on board a patrol car and private vehicle when attacked

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

‘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

Malacañang: Conspiracy enough to charge leftist 'legal fronts' for terrorism

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will consult with security and intelligence agencies on which communist 'legal fronts' are conspiring to commit terrorism

Duterte to order arrest of members of communist 'legal fronts'

Nov 22, 2017 - 8:00 PM

'Terorista kayo pati 'yung mga legal front 'nyo, alam ko. Huwag na lang tayo magbolahan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

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, states that the government is putting up extra effort to come up with an agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) citing that the Muslims in Mindanao should get back its heritage, culture and land if just and lasting peace is to be attained in the island. Malacañan Photo

Sereno impeachment complaint, Peace Process canceled, Roque on human rights | Evening wRap

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

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Duterte to mining firms: Face closure if you pay NPA tax

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The New People's Army, says President Rodrigo Duterte, will not 'thrive' if it were not for the 'financial support' of mining companies

AFP on NPA, Orbos on jeepney modernization, Locsin on Rohingya | Midday wRap

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:15 PM

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Military agrees NPA should get 'terrorist' tag

Nov 20, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines echoes President Rodrigo Duterte's view, citing the 'terrorist acts' of the New People's Army 'against defenseless and innocent civilians'

COMMUNIST REBELS. The New People's Army marks the 48th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2016. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte eyes proclamation tagging CPP-NPA as 'terrorists'

Nov 18, 2017 - 11:58 PM

The President blasts the CPP-NPA again, saying he is 'not anymore inclined' to pursue peace talks with them

DUTERTE IN DAVAO. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to the media after an event with farmers and fisherfolks Outlets at Abreeza Mall in Davao City on November 18, 2017. Screengrab from RTVM video

Suspected NPA rebels kill CAFGU member, abduct 2 cops

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Two separate attacks by alleged members of the New People's Army are reported in Negros Oriental and Surigao del Sur

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

500 communists surrender since end of peace talks – AFP

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:41 PM

'The continuous surrender of NPA members is indicative of the organization's dwindling strength,' AFP spokesman Colonel Edgar Arevalo says

NPA GUERILLA. NPA guerillas inside their camp in Km. 15 barangay San isidro, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lorenzana to NPAs: 'Return to the fold of the law'

Nov 03, 2017 - 1:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'We are delighted to note that a number of NPAs have accepted the offer and are now restarting to live normal lives,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Rappler photo

PNP, AFP capture pair managing CPP-NPA logistics, finances

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:28 PM

Cops and soldiers nab CPP-NPA officials Aurora Cayon and Louie Martinez in Negros Occidental

CAPTURED. The PNP presents the CPP-NPA officials to the media. PNP Photo

NPA rebels attack pineapple plantation in Bukidnon

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) Communist fighters from the South Central Bukidnon Subregional command confiscated 22 high-powered firearms from Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation's security force

NPA rebels burn heavy equipment in Cagayan

Oct 07, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Police say the burned equipment are owned by DDT Konstract, the construction company of billionaire Danilo Tamayo

Military recruits 300 Lumad

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The 10th Infantry Division will begin training qualified Lumad recruits in October

RECRUITMENT. Lumad recruits will join the 10th Infantry Division once they complete training. Photo from the Facebook page of the 10th Infantry Agila Division Philippine Army

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Duterte takes swipe at leftists: 'I don't get them'

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:48 AM

'You are not a leftist or a socialist if you do not go against government by force of arms. That's what I don't like about them,' says the President

MEDIA NIGHT. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte talks casually to journalists during a dinner he hosts for them on November 15, 2016. Photo by Ace Moradante/Presidential Photo

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Lorenzana backs resumption of peace talks with communists

Sep 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he supports the resumption of peace talks but says he has yet to convince President Rodrigo Duterte

SUPPORT. Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana says he supports peace talks with he Left. Rappler file photo

News Briefs: March 15, 2017

Mar 15, 2017 - 3:29 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 15

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 13

News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

Peace talks with communists set for August 20-27

Jul 19, 2016 - 6:04 PM

President Duterte has directed government agencies to work on the temporary release of political prisoners who will participate in the talks says peace process adviser Jess Dureza

PEACE AT LAST? Philippine communist guerrillas in Mindanao. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Dureza: Peace talks to be inclusive

Jul 02, 2016 - 8:55 PM

The presidential adviser on the peace process says the Duterte administration will honor signed peace agreements but adds they will have to be consistent with planned reforms

PEACE TALKS. Presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Jesus Dureza's Facebook page

NPA has 'right' to collect revolutionary tax – NDF

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:56 PM

Revolutionary taxes are used to fund community services and never go to the pockets of corrupt leaders says NDF spokesperson Fidel Agcaoili

RIGHT TO COLLECT TAXES? Fidel Agcaoili, Human rights committee chairperson of the NDF, speaks at a press conference in Ateneo de Davao University on June 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Communist rebels open to talk peace 'with any administration'

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines says the rebel leadership is ever ready to resume the peace process in the context of past agreements