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How to resume talks with communist rebels? January meeting to set agenda

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'

DOJ trims terror tag list of Reds from over 656 to 8

Jan 18, 2019 - 3:29 PM

'Present petition remains to be without legal and factual basis and repackaged the old one in order to railroad the legal process,' says NDF legal consultant Edre Olalia

TERROR TAG.  Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)  founding chairman Jose Maria Sison is still among the 8 people that the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeks to declare as terrorists. Rappler file photo

Tanauan mayor killed, Bato visit to Guam, Pope kiss hoax | Midday wRap

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:22 PM

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Lorenzana to Joma Sison: Without peace talks, you are irrelevant

Jul 01, 2018 - 8:07 PM

'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

[OPINION] Interim peace proposal for 3-month wait in talks with communists

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Jose Maria Sison predicted more bloodshed. Indeed, clashes between government troops and communist rebels have flared up anew. What is to be done?

Joma to Duterte: We are ready to resume peace talks ASAP

Apr 04, 2018 - 11:04 AM

How the communist rebels are going to comply, if at all, with President Rodrigo Duterte's conditions remains unclear

YES TO PEACE TALKS. Jose Maria Sison welcomes President Rodrigo Duterte's openness to resuming talks. Photo from Joma Sison's Facebook page

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

NDF consultant arrested for illegal gun possession, nothing more – Dela Rosa

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:19 PM

'Kilala siya na personality ng kabila, binabantayan siya, minomonitor siya, nakitaan siya ng baril, hinuli,' explains top cop Ronald dela Rosa

NEW GUNS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa checks on their new firearms, presented in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Amid ties with Left, Mariano says he was never part of communist groups

Aug 30, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Mula noon hanggang ngayon ay nasa legal democratic organization po ako says Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano who was nominated to the Cabinet by the National Democratic Front

LEFT TIES. Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano says he was never a part of the CPP-NPA-NDF. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

PH gov't formally withdraws from latest peace round with communists

May 29, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The breakdown of the talks held in a scenic Dutch seaside resort comes as fighting flared between government forces and militants in the south

In this file photo, Presidential Advisers on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza (L) and Silvestre H. Bello III take part in a meeting as part of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDF organized by the Dutch government on April 2, 2017 in the Dutch town of Noordwijk aan Zee. Sophie Mignon/File/AFP

CA grills Taguiwalo over links to Left

May 03, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The Commission on Appointments defers the confirmation of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after being questioned over her ties to the Communist Party of the Philippines

DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo speaks at a workers rally on May 1, 2017, Labor Day at the Liwasang Bonifacio. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sueno, peace talks, Russia bombing | Midday wRap

Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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News Briefs: February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday February 7

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 7, 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

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Aquino, peace talks, Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 26, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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PNP chief Dela Rosa, Oslo talks, Clinton vs Trump | 6PM wRap

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:44 PM

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PH, NDF to resume talks, silence guns

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED For the first time the National Democratic Front also entertains the idea of discussing a joint ceasefire with the government

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Boodle fight in Oslo to celebrate GPH-NDF peace talks

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:45 AM

They celebrate gains in the process that is meant to end Asia s longest running insurgency

OSLO TALKS. Negotiating teams in a boodle fight. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/

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Aug 05, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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Dela Rosa: PNP 'on high alert' vs security threats

Jul 31, 2016 - 1:50 PM

A day after President Rodrigo Duterte ended a unilateral ceasefire against communist rebels the PNP lifts its suspension of offensive police operations against the longest running insurgency in Asia

CEASEFIRE NO MORE. File photo of NPA rebels by Edwin Espejo

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

Dureza: We are now at the threshold of peace

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Four years after its breakdown and collapse we are now on the threshold of a resumption of the stalled peace talks with the CPP NPA NDF chief government negotiator Jesus Dureza says

SELFIE TIME. Duterte peace adviser Jesus Dureza (right) poses for a selfie with NDF peace panel chair Luis Jalandoni (left) and CPP founder Jose Maria Sison. Photo from Dureza's Facebook page

US primaries, Duterte and Joma Sison, El Niño | 12PM wRap

Apr 27, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Duterte, Joma on Skype: Ceasefire if Davao mayor becomes president

Apr 27, 2016 - 1:51 AM

The ceasefire will cover not just the Communist Party of the Philippines National Democratic Front CPP NDF but also revolutionary groups like the Moro Islamic Liberation Front MILF and the Moro National Liberation Front MNLF

DUTERTE. Photo by Editha Caduaya

Duterte vows peace in 3-6 months if elected president

Jan 03, 2016 - 3:49 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he ll promote peace by talking to the NDF MILF MNLF and other groups

72 NPA members surrender in Cagayan de Oro

Mar 28, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The rebel returnees include 13 minors which the AFP says violates the international humanitarian law

GUNS FOR PEACE. photo by bobby lagsa

Military braces for retaliatory attacks

Mar 23, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The arrest of alleged CPP chief Benito Tiamzon will cripple the underground movement says the military

BIG FISH: Arrested CPP leader Benito Tiamzon. Photo from the PNP

How the Left was lost

Feb 21, 2014 - 10:26 AM

The ideological stand has been diminished to role playing posturing and media stunts


3 soldiers dead in Surigao del Sur communist clash

Jun 05, 2013 - 1:20 AM

Talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels broke down shortly before the May 13 elections