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Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says any investigation would continue 'even after the elections'
(4th UPDATE) Troops from the 46th Infantry Battalion clash with communist rebels in Calbiga town in Samar
Police Corporal Marlon Casil is killed in the Tadian encounter
The encounter occurs as Philippine National Police chief Director Oscar Albayalde is in nearby Camp Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet, for a command conference
Police say 3 rebels were killed and 3 others were captured following the pre-dawn raid on the Victoria municipal police station
After decades of failed peace efforts there is no end to the killing in sight as the New People's Army's campaign marks its 50th year
RMP national coordinator Sister Elenita Belardo denies the accusation of Brigadier General Antonio Parlade Jr that her group funds terrorist activities
Philippine officials want EU and Belgium to stop funding the Rural Missionaries of the Philppines, Ibon Foundation, Karapatan, and other groups saying the funds are only prolonging the communist insurgency
Police reports say the suspects were wearing camouflage uniforms when they raided the bunkhouses of the Camia Construction Company
Those released are members of the Citizen Armed Auxiliary who were taken as captives after the rebel attacked a military detachment in December
Brigadier General Ramil Bitong says the New People's Army rebels hastily escaped, leaving behind their valuables and subversive documents
The Department of the Interior and Local Government says candidates and local officials found paying fees to gain access to rebel strongholds will face sanctions
As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure
Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration
(UPDATED) The soldiers encounter the rebels from the New People's Army while surveying Mount Diwata in Compostela Valley
The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
The military did not declare a ceasefire and the New People's Army was ordered to escalate attacks after martial law was extended in Mindanao
The National Democratic Front in the Bicol region chides the PNP for using the guerrillas as default suspects in high-profile murders
Members of the 43rd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army are waylaid while bringing food to their fellow soldiers
President Rodrigo Duterte plans to keep indigenous peoples in 'hamlets' to be guarded by military and police
'The quote is a work of fiction,' says Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon
There is no mention of Senate President Sotto in the embedded video
Incoming Armed Forces of the Philippines chief Benjamin Madrigal Jr says he will push for a 'people-centered strategy' in battling the communist New People's Army
NPA rebels attack two soldiers buying food in a market
'Mas mabibigyan natin ng kamalayan, ng kamulatan ang ating kababayan, lalong-lalo na ang ating kabataan,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Edgard Arevalo
'Kung ako 'yung civilian, matutuwa ako,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, despite human rights defenders pointing out that the government cannot maintain hit squads
Human rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno says the only lasting solution he sees is the resumption of peace talks between the government and the Left
The defense chief says the President's order will be carried out 'as soon as possible'
President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will form sparrow units is a 'declaration of open season against rebels, leftists, civilians, and critics of the government,' according to Human Rights Watch
Makabayan lawmakers say President Duterte's planned 'death squad' against communist rebels proves there are state-sanctioned vigilante killings under his administration
Some senators call the supposed plan 'unsettling' while allies of President Duterte say the Chief Executive is unlikely to pursue something 'illegal'
Major General Raul Farnacio says 'taking extreme measures' is necessary 'because circumstances demand it'
'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'When you offer peace with your left hand but shoot with your right hand...that's the height of duplicity,' says DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año
'Hindi pwedeng hindi tayo magsasalita dahil ito ang misyon natin, ito ang purpose ng church, ang mag-minister sa mga api at dukha,' Reverend Marie Sol Villalon of the Promotions of Church People's Response says
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
Cops were only supposed to arrest two individuals who faced frustrated murder charges when they were met with gunfire from armed men
Two cops of the Lapinig Municipal Police Station are hurt in the pre-dawn 'looting and shooting rampage'
The Philippine National Police in Bicol says there were also casualties on the communist rebels' side during the Friday morning encounter in Cawayan town, Masbate
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