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Annan lashed out at state of global leadership before death

Paris -- Former UN chief Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, lashed out at the state of global leadership in an exclusive interview with...

World Bank to scale up dev’t program for Bangsamoro

World Bank said it will ramp up development support to the Bangsamoro region after President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)...

Duterte now says Sison can leave PHL ‘unfettered’ if peace talks...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter If the peace negotiations between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) turn out “unsuccessful,” communist leader...

Duterte says he will not order arrest of Sison during peace...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, May 24, vowed that he would not order the arrest of Communist Party of...

North Korea will never fully give up nuclear weapons — top...

Seoul, South Korea -- North Korea will never completely give up its nuclear weapons, a top defector said ahead of leader Kim Jong Un's...

Military condemns burning of road equipment by NPA in Capiz

The 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) condemned the torching of a heavy equipment by members of the New People's Army (NPA) in Dumalag, Capiz last...

Three communist rebels killed, five arrested in Camarines Sur clash —...

Amid the impending revival of peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels, three alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's...

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...

Duterte vows passage of BBL in meeting with MILF, other Moro...

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte said he would use his “residual powers” to fulfill his promise to the Moro people should Congress...

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 hails US move to blacklist local IS-linked groups

The Philippines hailed on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Washington's decision to blacklist two local pro-Islamic State groups, including one which occupied the southern city of...

Military: We’re getting ready for next Marawi siege

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is getting ready for another possible “warfare” in Mindanao, Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Ranao Colonel...

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,...

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...

‘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...

Reds respond to Duterte appeal for talks

THE National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in a statement on Monday, Nov. 13, said it welcomes President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “appeal” on...

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...

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...

Protest for peace

South Korean protesters shout slogans during an anti-US rally demanding peace in the Korean Peninsula in Seoul on August 15, 2017. North Korean leader Kim...

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...

Spain affirms commitment to help in Mindanao peace process

THE SPANISH government expressed its continued support for the peace process in Mindanao during the celebration of the 15th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day last June...

Finding peace over a cup of coffee

COFFEE fuels the modern world. It’s the stuff that gets industrialists out of bed, it gets writers to write; it’s what settles deals laid...

Finding peace over a cup of coffee

By Joseph L. Garcia COFFEE fuels the modern world. It’s the stuff that gets industrialists out of bed, it gets writers to write; it’s what settles...