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Duterte offers support to replace rebels’ ‘revolutionary tax’ — Dureza

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has committed to resuming peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army (CCP-NPA) and has expressed...

Duterte willing to resume peace talks with rebels

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, April 3, said the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) is now willing to return to...

Sara Duterte condemns NPA burning of heavy equipment

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio condemned the burning Saturday by the New People’s Army (NPA), of construction heavy equipment in three different villages in the city...

Palace maintains conditions for resuming peace talks with rebels

Malacañang on Tuesday, March 27, reiterated its conditions for the resumption of the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s...

Philippines seeks ‘terrorist’ tag for 600 alleged communist guerrillas

A U.N. special rapporteur, a former Philippine lawmaker and four former Catholic priests are among more than 600 alleged communist guerrillas the Philippines wants...

NPA declares own unilateral holiday ceasefire

COMMUNIST rebels declared on Friday, Dec. 22, their own unilateral cease-fire “in observance of the Filipino people’s traditional holidays and the (Communist Party of...

Sison twits Duterte’s ‘flip-flop’ on truce

COMMUNIST UNDERGROUND LEADER Jose Maria Sison chided what he called President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s flip-flopping on the matter of observing a truce with communist...

Duterte declares truce with communist rebels

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has declared a suspension of military operations (SOMO) from Dec. 24, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018. Presidential Spokesperson Harry L. Roque,...

NPAs attack soldiers on relief duty — military

COMMUNIST REBELS attacked soldiers delivering relief aid to parts of the central Philippines where a typhoon killed at least 32 people, army and disaster...

No cease-fire with communist rebels this Christmas — Palace

GOVERNMENT FORCES will not observe a cease-fire with communist rebels this Christmas, Malacañang clarified on Sunday. “Our defenders would not stand down as there has...

After declaring Reds ‘terrorists,’ Duterte open again to talks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, Dec. 8, said his labor secretary, Silvestre H. Bello III, may revive peace talks with communist rebels “at...

Duterte mulls ‘mass arrest’ of communist rebels

  President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 6, said that he will soon order the mass arrest of the communist rebels. "For those who...

Duterte issues order tagging CPP-NPA terrorists

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formally declared the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) to be terrorists in...

‘Terrorist’ tag for CPP-NPA means no negotiations

AN OFFICIAL declaration by President Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed groups, collectively known as the...

Termination of talks with Reds now official with proclamation

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has formally declared the termination of talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front-Communist of the...

With canceled talks with Reds, Duterte to look into ‘fronts’

By Rosemarie A. Zamora FOLLOWING THE announcement by the government of the cancellation of talks with communist rebels, President Rodrigo R. Duterte will order the...

Duterte rejects call to lift ban on open-pit mining, calls mining...

By Rosemarie A. Zamora President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Tuesday, Nov. 21 has rejected the recommendation to lift the ban on open-pit mining. “Ayaw ko because...

Duterte renews call for NPAs to lay down arms, vows economic...

WHILE PEACE talks between the government and the leadership of communist groups remain suspended, President Rodrigo R. Duterte called anew on members of the...

More than 100 families in Batangas City still displaced due to...

THE ARMED conflict between the military and members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), which erupted last week and has involved aerial bombings,...

Duterte eyes Congress, SC in peace talks with Reds

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday, Sept. 16, said he is willing to resume peace talks with communist rebels, upon consultation with the legislature...

NPA rebels attack solar farm

MEMBERS OF the New People’s Army (NPA), an armed communist group, attacked and damaged late last week Helios Solar Energy Corp.’s 132.5-megawatt (MW) solar...

Davao City Peace Committee seeks chairman

THE DAVAO City Peace Committee, which will lead a multi-sectoral body that will pursue localized peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New...

President cites ‘reports’ linking CCT funds to arms purchase by Reds

SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA -- Following the rejection of his Left-leaning Social Welfare chief, President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said he has received reports...

Government panel awaits ‘final instruction’ by Duterte to end peace talks...

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter THE GOVERNMENT panel in the peace process with communist rebels is still awaiting President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s instructions to formally...

The NPAs are next, Duterte says

By Jil Danielle M. Caro THE communist New People’s Army is next on President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s list as soon as the armed forces is...

Duterte pardons ten political prisoners

TEN political prisoners were released on Thursday night after President Rodrigo R. Duterte pardoned them, a move that is in line with the government’s...