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Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.
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The military elbows the communists out of government, and turns the President who once called himself leftist into becoming the rebels' worst enemy
'Kung ako 'yung civilian, matutuwa ako,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, despite human rights defenders pointing out that the government cannot maintain hit squads
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'
'If they resist violently, shoot them, and if they die, I do not care,' says President Rodrigo Duterte
'So the military is quite good in... we’re winning the war actually,' says the President, citing the arrest of an NPA leader
'There is now an issued presidential directive...to include the Abu Sayyaf, not only the NPA rebels, in the government’s assistance [program],' says Deputy Peace Adviser Nabil Tan
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'I remain hopeful that our resilience will enable us to overcome and rise over these challenges as one nation,' says the Philippine president
Who failed the talks? Both the government and the communist rebels claim betrayal.
Only two weeks have passed since the President declared the NPA as a terrorist group, and only almost a month since he halted peace talks with communists.
It cannot be presumed a priori that 'no armed NPA will surrender to authorities,' because it has in fact happened. And any lethal self-defense can be justified only in the face of armed resistance.
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I am a president for peace I cannot be a wartime president President Rodrigo Duterte says stressing the need for peace talks with the Left
The President blasts the American publication for criticizing his drug war but supposedly not criticizing certain policies of the US government
UPDATED A more consequential action other countries could make to protest the war on drugs is to impose tariffs on Philippine goods a New York Times editorial says
I want to assure everyone that we have hit the ground running Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo says on Rappler Talk
Trust me I learned the hard way former Colombian president Cesar Gaviria advises the Philippine leader in a New York Times op ed entitled President Duterte is repeating my mistakes
Senator Leila de Lima reiterates that the allegations against her have been fabricated by President Rodrigo Duterte and his men who are cowards fools liars
I m not at all recognizing that proceedings It is a sham inquiry with no objective other than to demolish or destroy me upon orders of the President says Senator Leila De Lima
But Senator Leila De Lima is confident the alleged evidence against her would be unable to pin her down
President Rodrigo Duterte set to be the second president to live in Bahay Pangarap will be moving in on the week of July 11
I have a heavy heart receiving this information but I have a job to do says PNP Director General Ronald Bato Dela Rosa after President Duterte announces names of policemen supposedly helping drug syndicates
Sison adds Philippine government and rebel emissaries are set to meet in Norway from mid June to lay the groundwork for formal peace talks
The president elect s choices to work on peace talks Silvestre Bello III and Jesus Dureza are no stranger to negotiations with insurgents Can they help Duterte achieve peace in 3 6 months as promised?
Mar Roxas is in vote rich Cebu for the 3rd time where Duterte is the favored bet
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
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