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NYC chief asks Duterte to remove scholarships of ‘rebellious students’ | Midday wRap

Feb 20, 2019 - 1:12 PM

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LOOK: The Communist Party of the Philippines at 50

Dec 27, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Communists in Quezon Province hold an intimate celebration

Armed members of the New Peoples Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Wanda Teo resigns, Duterte on Dengvaxia, Avengers cast get tattoos | Evening wRap

May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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Philippines holds 'informal' backchannel talks with communists

May 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says

PEACE TALKS. The Philippines has resumed negotiating with communists in 'informal' backchannel talks now taking place in Europe. File photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler, OPAPP

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

Duterte leads oath of allegiance for 668 ex-communist rebels

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:05 AM

The oath is one of the final steps toward claiming financial help from the government in their return to 'mainstream society'

RETURN. Duterte recited the Oath of Allegiance before former communist rebels in Davao City. Malacanang photo

Duterte likens NPA to ISIS: 'No ideology except to destroy and kill'

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 AM

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.

'ALMOST SAME'. President Duterte says the communists have an 'empty' ideology. Rappler file photo

Peace talks, Duterte, US Embassy | Midday wRap

May 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

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Peace talks, De Lima, ASEAN | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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Yasay, Sison, Lopez | Evening wRap

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:19 PM

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Ubusan ng lahi: An open letter to President Duterte

Feb 08, 2017 - 11:06 PM

Through a poem award winning poet Joi Barrios calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to let the peace talks move on

Peace talks, Dela Rosa, Patriots | Evening wRap

Feb 06, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Duterte, war on drugs, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Anti-graft court allows Tawi-Tawi rep to go to Rome for peace talks

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The congresswoman faces charges for filing her statement of assets 3 months beyond deadline for 4 consecutive years when she was vice governor

Gov't not giving up on Dec 10 bilateral ceasefire deal

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Despite reported violations of the unilateral ceasefires declared by both government and the Left government panel chief Silvestre Bello III says the ceasefire is holding out

PEACE TALKS. Government panel chief Silvestre Bello and Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza participate in the signing of a joint statement between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Oslo, Norway on October 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

CPP breakaway faction wants to pursue talks with Duterte gov’t

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa is asking the Duterte government to reopen the stalled peace process with the group

Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB)

Norwegian facilitator 'cautiously optimistic' about PH, NDF talks

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum brings her experience from the successful Colombian peace talks to the Philippine peace process

FACILITATOR. Norwegian envoy Elisabeth Slattum

CPP issues indefinite ceasefire order

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:42 AM

The ceasefire order takes effect Sunday August 28 effectively extending the 7 day limited ceasefire issued before the talks

LONGEST INSURGENCY. The CPP declares a 7-day unilateral ceasefire ahead of the Oslo peace talks. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

AFP lauds NPA for indefinite ceasefire declaration

Aug 27, 2016 - 7:40 PM

But communist rebels criticize military forces for their continuing aggressive moves in and around the areas of operations of the NPA

STANDING GUARD. Filipino soldiers man a temporary military camp in Mindanao. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Ailing political prisoner from Samar released

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Eastern Visayas NPA leader Renato Baleros Sr and his other comrades are closer to attaining freedom after the historic Oslo peace talks

Duterte: Gov't truce with communist rebels starts August 24

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:17 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte restores the government s unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels at 11:35 pm on August 24 but the truce was supposed to be in effect for several days already

'BE FRIENDLY.' President Rodrigo Duterte urges the military and the police to 'be friendly' to the New People's Army while the ceasefire is in effect. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

TIMELINE: 1st round of talks between PH gov't, communist rebels

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

This page is regularly updated with running updates from Oslo

PANEL MEETING. Negotiators from the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines buckle down to work

Gov't, NDF begin first panel-to-panel meeting

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Both sides agree to hold simultaneous meetings to fast track the process that the government aims to complete within 12 months

Warriors, negotiators: Optimism on Day 1 of Oslo talks

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:37 AM

Benito Tiamzon alleged chief of the CPP and once branded as a hardliner takes part in the peace negotiations

LINKING ARMS. Members of the government and NDFP panels link arms to show unity in their aim to have peace

PH hopes for peace deal in a year as NDF talks resume

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Formal negotations between the government and communist guerrillas resume after an impasse of 5 years

Duterte restores ceasefire with communist rebels

Aug 20, 2016 - 4:57 PM

UPDATED The duration of the ceasefire will last for as long as necessary to bring peace in the land and also in order to provide an enabling environment for the success of the peace negotiations says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

INTERNAL SECURITY. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the command conference at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City on July 21. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

Tiamzons’ release proves Duterte sincerity – Dureza

Aug 19, 2016 - 4:11 PM

The government panel looks forward to intense negotiations in Oslo next week

Political prisoners Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet colleagues with clenched fist after their release from the custodial center inside the Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Gina Lopez: End social injustice to bring peace to Mindanao

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:48 PM

You can t talk peace if there s rape going on and social injustice happening says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

CPP: 'Zero sincerity' in AFP chief Visaya's support for peace talks

Jul 31, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines also calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to exercise a little more prudence and display more measured temperament

'ZERO SINCERITY?' AFP Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya. File photo by Public Affairs Office AFP

CPP: We'll issue ceasefire if gov't issues one too

Jul 31, 2016 - 4:48 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines says it s willing to issue a unilateral ceasefire on August 20 – if the Duterte government issues one too

AUGUST 20 TRUCE? The CPP says it's willing to issue a 'unilateral ceasefire' if the government is willing to do the same. Photo courtesy of NDFP

Duterte 'walked the extra mile for peace' – Dureza

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:40 PM

the President still patiently waited says the government s peace adviser in the days and hours leading up to the eventual end of a unilateral ceasefire against communist rebels

INTERNAL SECURITY. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the command conference at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City on July 21. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

Dela Rosa: PNP 'on high alert' vs security threats

Jul 31, 2016 - 1:50 PM

A day after President Rodrigo Duterte ended a unilateral ceasefire against communist rebels the PNP lifts its suspension of offensive police operations against the longest running insurgency in Asia

CEASEFIRE NO MORE. File photo of NPA rebels by Edwin Espejo

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Jul 26, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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AFP suspends offensive military operations vs communists

Jul 26, 2016 - 4:03 PM

All offensive military operations against the CPP the NPA and the NDF are on hold following President Rodrigo Duterte s announcement of a unilateral ceasefire

CEASE OPERATIONS. AFP Chief of Staff General Ricardo Visaya orders all units of the military to end offensive operations against the NPA. File photo by Public Affairs Office AFP

Dureza flying to Norway to meet with Joma Sison

Jun 10, 2016 - 7:55 PM

UPDATED Dureza says he will be accompanied by incoming Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and former congressman Hernani Braganza

TALKING PEACE? Jess Dureza flies to Norway to meet with Jose Maria Sison

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Jun 09, 2016 - 12:34 PM

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Dureza, Bello, and the previous peace talks

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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?

Communist Party lost 'ideology', now 'bandits' – Army officials

Dec 26, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Major General Oscar Lactao commanding general of the 4th ID describes the NPA as terrorists involved in crime and human rights violations

LONGEST INSURGENCY. The Communist Party of the Philippines marks the 47th year of its insurgency. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Army, NPA clash in Davao City village

Nov 15, 2015 - 2:14 AM

No casualties are reported from either the soldiers or the rebels sides

Gov't, CPP consult in Surigao del Sur NPA base

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Coinciding with the 46th anniversary of the re establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines the occasion is also an opportunity to turn over socio economic proposals to NDF and government representatives

CONSULTATIONS. Various organizations and groups are consulted by government and NDF representatives on December 27, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

'GPH-MILF pact pressures other armed groups to talk peace'

Mar 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Secretary Deles says the government would still like to resume peace talks with the NDF

Benito Tiamzon: Writer, organizer, party man

Mar 23, 2014 - 5:32 PM

The guerrilla army that Benito Tiamzon led celebrates its 45th anniversary on March 29

CPP chief, wife nabbed in Cebu – military

Mar 22, 2014 - 8:30 PM

4th UPDATE Until his arrest Benito Tiamzon was the chairman of the CPP NPA according to the military

REBEL TROOPS. Picture dated 29 March 2002 shows New People's Army guerrillas, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), at a clandestine assembly in the Cordillera region in northern Philippines. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Landmines: A poor man's weapon?

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Campaigners against landmines argue that the explosive devices pose a significant and lasting threat to civilian populations

LASTING IMPACT. Campaigners against landmines

AFP: No Abu Sayyaf in Palawan explosions

Apr 06, 2012 - 12:07 PM

[UPDATED] Initial leads point to political motives or communist activities says an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Photo by Jojo Rinoza (Pangasinan Press Photographers)