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The Army concludes its investigation of a photo that was manipulated to show communist rebels surrendering weapons to the government
The Philippine Army says the photos came from the 2nd Infantry Battalion. In a statement later sent to Rappler, the Army admits to manipulating the photos to 'ensure the safety' of the surrenderers.
(3rd UPDATE) 'They demand for peace but their actions speak otherwise,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command chief Major General Roberto Ancan on the first day of a 16-day ceasefire
The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'
(3rd UPDATE) Following a ceasefire declaration by the guerrillas, President Rodrigo Duterte also orders government troops to observe a holiday ceasefire beginning Monday, December 23, up to January 7 next year
President Rodrigo Duterte says the CPP-led armed struggle has led to nothing but bloodshed
DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says for peace talks to resume, the CPP-NPA must first 'renounce their armed struggle'
While there are many who have expressed their desire for Duterte to resign or be ousted, there is no conspiracy to forcibly remove him from power
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is happy that the Commission on Appointments rejected leftists in government
The military continues to link communist rebels to a supposed coalition that's out to destabilize the government
The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'
The stand-down agreement was supposed to take effect on June 21 and the formal peace talks would resume on June 28, according to a timeline provided by the National Democratic Front
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.
(UPDATED) Supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines hold a 30-minute lightning rally to commemorate revolutionary front's 45th founding anniversary
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'
President Rodrigo Duterte says soldiers should not be easy targets for communist rebels or terrorists
Norwegian special envoy Idun Tvedt stresses Norway's commitment 'to assist the Philippines in its peace process' with communist rebels
(UPDATED) Makilala Mayor Rody Caoagdan says his office has sent a team to rescue people who may have been injured as they were caught in the crossfire
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza says Noel Legaspi and his wife received assistance to 'start a new life'
'In the interest of the Filipino people and for the sake and purpose of resuming the peace negotiations, I am willing to have serious conversations with President Duterte,' says the communist leader
Armed Forces of the Philippines chief General Rey Guerrero makes the commitment during the military and defense department's annual New Year Call
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The former NPA rebels say their leader promised to provide them with licensed teachers, but this did not come true
The CPP says Filipinos are suffering under the Duterte administration's 'fascist tyranny, all-out economic liberalization, and bureaucratic corruption'
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The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'
The ceasefire will now run from December 23 to 26 and from December 30 to January 2, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque
President Rodrigo Duterte says he received reports that some New People's Army members have been committing sexual abuse
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte says he will consider nationwide martial law if the New People's Army steps up attacks
President Rodrigo Duterte details alleged atrocities committed by the New People's Army to justify his request for another extension of martial law
'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
New People's Army members are accused of being behind the death of Baggao Sangguniang Bayan member Angelo 'Buridek' Luis
Alleged New People's Army members launch an assault on a police station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental, then eventually retreat
President Rodrigo Duterte will consult with security and intelligence agencies on which communist 'legal fronts' are conspiring to commit terrorism
'Terorista kayo pati 'yung mga legal front 'nyo, alam ko. Huwag na lang tayo magbolahan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
The New People's Army, says President Rodrigo Duterte, will not 'thrive' if it were not for the 'financial support' of mining companies
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'
Banana plantations in Mindanao have been a constant target of the New People’s Army the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte says he is ready to sign a formal notice to terminate peace talks with the communists
UPDATED A councilor and 3 cops are also wounded in the Friday attack
UPDATED The encounter is triggered by the discovery of 50 suspected communist rebels posing as soldiers manning a fake military checkpoint
UPDATED The President also appeals to CPP founder Jose Maria Sison to ensure the success of the peace talks
Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III urges the DOJ to look into the case of Bishop Carlos Morales on humanitarian grounds
UPDATED Alleged members of the NPA attack Maasin town less than an hour s drive away from the provincial capital
If you are concerned that you won t have jobs if you surrender those NPA who are qualified I will get you for the Armed Forces President Rodrigo Duterte says
Former representative Neri Colmenares accuses Soiicitor General Jose Calida of inventing facts for including communist rebels in the annex of his consolidated comment submitted to the High Court
The President says he has given a lot of concessions it is the turn of the communist party to initiate a show of good faith
5th UPDATE This is not an easy road to peace peace adviser Jesus Dureza says as the Philippines waits for an enabling environment for both parties to proceed
Ibon Foundation launches CASERgoals a campaign to promote public awareness on talks to reform the country s socio economic policies