Duterte: Peace with communists might be realized ‘much earlier’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he remains optimistic that his administration would be able to achieve a lasting peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) at a “much earlier” time. Duterte made the statement, as he noticed … Continue reading Duterte: Peace with communists might be realized ‘much earlier’

AFP CHIEF SANTOS: EO 70 to end insurgency’s ‘treacherous life cycle’

Lauding the significant gains of the National Task Force to End Local Communist (lNTF ELCAC), the newly-installed Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is confident that the multi-pronged approach of Executive Order 70 will put an end to the treacherous life cycle of the more than five decades of insurgency. Speaking during the AFP Change of Command ceremony on Jan. 4, Lt. General Felimon  Santos, said unlike in the past when local chief executives left the insurgency problem solely to the AFP and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to deal with, EO involves all government … Continue reading AFP CHIEF SANTOS: EO 70 to end insurgency’s ‘treacherous life cycle’

Duterte: No more talks with the communists

Another 50 years of fighting Peace negotiations between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) dimmed as President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday declared “No more talks with the communists”. He also called on … Continue reading Duterte: No more talks with the communists

NO MORE PEACE TALK WITH NDF

CPP-NPA-NDF in defiant, blatant and serious challenge vs. government The government negotiating panel on May 27 Saturday afternoon (Manila time) pulled out from the fifth round-of-talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) citing the “blatant and serious challenge” … Continue reading NO MORE PEACE TALK WITH NDF

DUTERTE: INTERPOL TO ARREST CONSULTANTS OF PHILIPPINE COMMUNIST INSURGENTS

PRESIDENT TERMINATES CEASEFIRE, PEACE TALKS WITH REDS BY ROGER M. BALANZA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he would ask the International Police (INTERPOL) to arrest consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) as he terminated on February 4 the government’s … Continue reading DUTERTE: INTERPOL TO ARREST CONSULTANTS OF PHILIPPINE COMMUNIST INSURGENTS

PHILIPPINE REBELS TERMINATE UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE

GEARS UP FOR BATTLE VS GOVT TROOPERS BY ROGER M. BALANZA Peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and communist rebels have met a roadblock with the insurgents terminating its 6-month unilateral ceasefire for failure … Continue reading PHILIPPINE REBELS TERMINATE UNILATERAL CEASEFIRE

Dureza on first day of GPH, NDF peace talks: “no sweat”

  “NO SWEAT” By Joann Santiago This was the assessment made by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza after the first panel meeting between the negotiators of the Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) on … Continue reading Dureza on first day of GPH, NDF peace talks: “no sweat”

AFP still hopeful for peace despite resumption of fight vs Reds

By Priam F. Nepomuceno Despite taking a more pro-active stance against the New People’s Army with the lifting of the unilateral ceasefire Saturday, the AFP is still hoping that a more lasting and just peace will come out in the … Continue reading AFP still hopeful for peace despite resumption of fight vs Reds

CPP declares own unilateral ceasefire an hour after President Duterte lifts truce — Dureza

  By Lilian C. Mellejor After President Rodrigo Duterte called off the July 25 government’s unilateral ceasefire, the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) declared its own ceasefire on Saturday. This was announced in a press … Continue reading CPP declares own unilateral ceasefire an hour after President Duterte lifts truce — Dureza