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Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using charges such as 'disciplinary violations' – often considered to refer to corruption – as a way to silence dissent.
The Philippine government earlier declared a ceasefire with communist rebels as security forces focus on battling the novel coronavirus
The communist rebel leader earlier declined to reciprocate the government's ceasefire, which President Rodrigo Duterte ordered as the country battles the novel coronavirus
The defense chief expects guerrilla attacks to continue, while rebel leaders say the Luzon lockdown is meant only to intimidate and immobilize the public
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ceasefire will last from March 19 until April 15
'US imperialism, Chinese imperialism, the Duterte administration, and the CPP-NPA-NDFP can become tactical allies, even if strange bedfellows, against the coronavirus'
The President sees the police and military on the frontlines of the Luzon-wide ‘enhanced community quarantine,’ and asks communist rebels for a halt in hostilities
The military says the loss of Julius Soriano Giron will 'rattle' the communist rebels' 'dwindling forces'
Once colleagues in the Free Legal Assistance Group, human rights lawyer Arno Sanidad and Justice Marvic Leonen face off on the case of ex-NPA chairman Rodolfo Salas
'How about the 15 who were massacred? How about their relatives? They have waited for justice for so long,' says Solicitor General Jose Calida
The jail warden is ordered to bring Rodolfo Salas to the Supreme Court on March 12
From our archives: The Philippine military is treading dangerous waters with its counterinsurgency experiments
The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, invoking the extraordinary power of the Court to examine the legality of the murder case itself
(UPDATED) Salas headed the Communist Party of the Philippines at the peak of the communist insurgency in the mid-1980s
'Those who do not declare their fever are enemies,' proclaims a banner on a building in Yunmeng
'We will break them hard,' Major General Jose Faustino says of his plans in battling communist rebels in the region
The Army concludes its investigation of a photo that was manipulated to show communist rebels surrendering weapons to the government
The military, the defense chief, and the national security adviser all caution against reviving peace talks with communist rebels, saying it’s a ruse to buy guerrillas time to regroup
Interrogations on two Skylab motorcycle drivers delivering goods show the transported items were ordered by Ka Jacob, commanding officer of the New People's Army Guerrilla Front 16C, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee
Tense encounters between government forces and communist guerrillas test a fragile holiday ceasefire, but the communist rebel leader says they are no reason to drop plans for negotiations
(UPDATED) Ka Oto, spokesperson of the Guerrilla Front 16, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command, says the situation in Bacuag is tense as soldiers from the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division are in the town
The Philippine Army says it will sanction 'whoever is accountable' for the photoshopped image of supposed communist guerrillas surrendering 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.
After a tussle over alleged truce violations by communist rebels, the National Democratic Front now hopes the ceasefire can 'proceed effectively'
The Communist Party of the Philippines founder says he is willing to meet with Duterte 'in a country near the Philippines' after the resumption of peace talks, among other conditions
(UPDATED) There will be 'no enforcement of any warrant' for the communist rebel leader's arrest, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says
'For these terrorist organizations, sincerity is a strange word. To believe that they desire a peaceful end to the insurgency problem would be playing ignorant of their bloody habit,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
(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
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
Ambassador Huang Xilian also says he would work on enhancing mutual trust and understanding between China and the Philippines, especially as the two countries mark their 45th year of diplomatic relations in 2020
The President also wants communist guerrillas to take it seriously when a ceasefire is declared, or else current efforts to stamp out the insurgency will continue, says the National Security Adviser
President Rodrigo Duterte once again expresses openness to peace talks with communists
The communist party condemns the arrest of Jaime Padilla, a leader of the rebel group’s guerrillas in Southern Luzon
The military deny that they are cracking down on progressive groups, whom they call 'communist terrorists' and whose offices they have raided in recent weeks
Ano ang implikasyon ng crackdown na ito sa demokrasya sa Pilipinas?
Improvised bomb blasts meet Philippine Army soldiers acting on a tip that NPA rebels were harassing communities in the outskirts of Borongan City
Wolfert Dalanon alias Ompong, chairman of Barangay San Antonio in Milagros town, allegedly allowed 'terrorists' to train in his village, the military claims
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says the search warrants issued by a Quezon City trial court judge prove there was probable cause against the suspects
From high-profile activists to journalists and lawmakers, about 200 people seen as supporting Hong Kong's protest movement have been 'doxxed' – had their personal details posted online – by the site HK Leaks
'The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region...must be governed in strict accordance with the Constitution and the Basic Law,' the communique reads
The texts urge citizens to avoid pornography and vulgarity online, and follow correct etiquette when raising the flag or singing the national anthem
The Philippine Air Force drops 500-pound bombs on an encampment of alleged communist guerrillas
The anniversary is meant to showcase China's extraordinary rise from the ravages of war and famine to a modern, powerful nation state whose economic and military muscle is viewed by many with increasing concern
Ano ang maaaring umusbong na problema kung ituturing na krimen ang pagiging miyembro ng Communist Party of the Philippines?
(3rd UPDATE) The military says the arrest of Antonia Setias Dizon is a 'major blow' to the communist party, but a labor rights group calls it 'illegal' and a form of 'political harassment'
While there is no armed conflict in Metro Manila, the task force deems the capital region to be the hotbed of recruitment and fund generation