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PH military on 'full alert' on CPP's 49th anniversary

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:26 PM

The Philippine military says it 'is on full alert and vigilant for possible CPP-NPA attacks on our people and vulnerable communities'

WELCOME HOME. Troops of the 1st Infantry Battalion are given a hero's welcome. Photos courtesy of the Philippine Army 2nd Infantry Division

PH gov't stands by decision not to declare holiday ceasefire with NPA

Dec 17, 2017 - 6:20 PM

'Declaring a SOMO now is not to the nation's best interest as it would only expose our defenders to enemy attacks and embolden them to commit more atrocities,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

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Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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PH gov't won't declare holiday ceasefire with CPP-NPA – Lorenzana

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:05 PM

The military traditionally suspends operations during the holidays, which is also reciprocated by the communist rebels

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. File photo from the CPP's 48th anniversary celebration in December 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Aquino OKs holiday ceasefire with communist rebels

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:07 PM

The government will observe its unilateral declaration of suspension of offensive military operations against the New People s Army from December 23 to January 3 2016

HOLIDAY CEASEFIRE. President Benigno S. Aquino III approved the recommendation of defense officials to suspend military operations against communist rebels during the Christmas holidays. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

AFP junks NPA SOMO demand for release of 2 soldiers

Sep 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

The NPA upon the directive of the National Democratic Front has demanded a 10 day suspension of military and police operations in parts of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental in exchange for the release of the soldiers