Saying many NPA rebels are surrendering, President Rodrigo Duterte finds reason to hope that the communist insurgency will be 'over' by the '2nd quarter of 2019'
Local government officials who give aid to communist rebels will lose powers over the police, says President Rodrigo Duterte
'Surely, this pretend "localized" peace talks will not involve even a single genuine revolutionary force. Duterte will certainly be negotiating only with its own shadow,' says the Communist Party of the Philippines
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas
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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Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'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 Communist Party of the Philippines also argues that Duterte's counterinsurgency program Oplan Kapayapaan 'is doomed to fail'
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform encourages both government and the National Democratic Front to 'open the doors to dialogue'
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Saying military operations against communists will continue, the President belittles the New People's Army's capability to harm the government
(5th UPDATE) Sison's announcement comes on the day both sides were supposed to resume talks in Oslo
Jose Maria Sison predicted more bloodshed. Indeed, clashes between government troops and communist rebels have flared up anew. What is to be done?
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
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says holding the peace talks here will show the government's sincerity and confidence in both parties, and the communists' recognition of the legitimacy of the Philippine government
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.
While security forces support President Rodrigo Duterte's peace initiative, they reiterate a warning during the recent command conference
But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza expects specific instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte during the next Cabinet meeting on June 11
The President also says there is no need to take Sison's suggestion to meet in Hanoi as he will guarantee the communist leader's safety in the Philippines
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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
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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In addition to his prison term, Sun Zhengcai's 'stolen property has already all been confiscated'
'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
The People's Daily, mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, says the innocent pig 'had become an unexpected cultural icon' for a 'subculture' of idle youth
'Eh 'di kami muna ang mag-peace talks tapos si [CPP founder Jose Maria] Sison. Inday na 'yan,' quips President Rodrigo Duterte
(UPDATED) Supporters of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines hold a 30-minute lightning rally to commemorate revolutionary front's 45th founding anniversary
(UPDATED) Song Tao, head of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee's international department, meets with Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang
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
The Ranaw Multisectoral Movement opposes the government's plan to build a P400-million military camp in Barangay Kapataran in the war-torn city
Men who wish to donate semen must 'love the socialist motherland, support the leadership of the Communist Party, be loyal to the party's cause, and be decent, law-abiding citizens'
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
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Chief peace adviser Jesus Dureza says the government is committed to provide support for the rebels if they stop collecting revolutionary taxes
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
Alleged NPA attacks in Davao renew the word war between Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison
It's been a month since the military arrested Myles Albasin and 5 other young people in Negros Oriental. They allegedly fired at the soldiers, but have tested negative for gunpowder.