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Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'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'
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The round of talks ends as Colombia prepares to go to the polls for the second round of its presidential election on June 17
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.
'What if a hundred Chinese military aircraft suddenly request to refuel simultaneously? We might all wake up a colony again, this time by China,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson
The halt in military operations runs from Friday, June 15 to midnight Tuesday, June 19, the National Liberation Army said in its online publication 'Insurrection'
Army First Lieutenant Orlando Casipit Jr says 'education is the only way out of poverty' for children of Barangay Mabini in Basey, Samar
(UPDATED) 'The request for landing was received, processed, and cleared by relevant Philippine government agencies,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go
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
New recruits to the First Scout Ranger Regiment of the Army write journals about their drastic transition from training to actual combat – against terrorists at that
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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
(UPDATED) A total of 641 soldiers earn the promotion nearly a year after war erupted in Marawi City
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon condemns 'this creeping invasion' while Senator Risa Hontiveros tells government 'to end their subservience to China'
'Nearly all of the Philippines falls within the radius of the bombers, including Manila and all 5 Philippine military bases earmarked for development under the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,' says the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies
After nearly a month and with food running out, villagers reach the river where some local elephant owners came to their aid
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
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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
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'This horrifying real-life murder-for-hire case included details usually seen in action movies,' US Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says in a statement about the murder of Catherine Lee
Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin thanks Ecuador for its support and says talks will be transferred to either Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Norway or Venezuela
(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
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and top cop Ronald dela Rosa reject a congressman's proposal to scrap the no-tattoo policy of the DND and the PNP