Wilma Tiamzon - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Wilma Tiamzon


Manila court orders arrest of Tiamzons

Jan 17, 2018 - 3:40 PM

But the communist leaders' lawyers say the rearrest is a violation since peace talks were 'not terminated properly'


DOJ cancels bail of Tiamzons, 7 other NDF consultants

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Justice Secretary Aguirre also signs a Department Order directing prosecutors to take the necessary steps pursuant to Duterte's proclamation


Duterte to order mass arrest of NDF consultants 'any day'

Dec 06, 2017 - 6:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says an insider has been 'secretly' giving him information about conversations of leftist leaders, information which led him to cancel peace talks

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017, expresses his concern over how illegal drugs continue to destroy Filipino families especially those who have OFWs as parents. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Tiamzons tailed after meeting Duterte, says NDF

May 14, 2017 - 2:05 PM

It s the 3rd time that the National Democratic Front protested the alleged surveillance of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon

MEETING DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Benito Tiamzon, political consultant of the National Democratic Front, in a meeting at the Malacañang State Dining Room on September 26, 2016

Tiamzons lead communists' backchannel talks with gov't

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza is joining the Tiamzon couple for backchannel talks in Europe

COMMUNIST LEADERS. The military tagged Benito Tiamzon as the 'center of gravity' of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

FAST FACTS: The JASIG in the peace talks

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:44 PM

What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees JASIG all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Duterte hosts Malacañang dinner for communist rebels

Sep 26, 2016 - 10:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also asks the military to support the peace talks amid supposed rumblings on the ground

Peace process reunites Tiamzons and spy who dogged them

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Tiamzons and retired General Ted Torralba will work together in a committee that will operationalize how to end hostilities between the military and the New People s Army

FRIENDS. Retired General Torralba was the spy assigned to follow the Tiamzon couple in the '80s

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 & UN, war on illegal drugs, Tokyo 2020 | 6PM wRap

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Communist leaders, Duterte's order, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Maria Ressa

Joma Sison, Tiamzons reunited after 30 years

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:57 AM

It was back in 1986 when the top leaders of the communist movement last saw each other

HISTORIC. CPP top leaders Joma Sison and Benito Tiamzon meet again after 30 years

Top NPA leaders go on 1st overseas trip for Oslo talks

Aug 20, 2016 - 10:43 PM

UPDATED CPP leader Benito Tiamzon says he s excited to see Joma Sison again after 3 decades and to help advance the peace talks with the Duterte government

FISTS UP IN THE AIR. Top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon (3rd and 2nd from left, respectively) lead other newly-freed NDF consultants in raising their fists at the NAIA 3 before they fly to Oslo for the historic resumption of the peace talks between communist rebels and the Philippine government. Photo courtesy of Reddie JS

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

Tiamzons released to join Oslo talks

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon are optimistic of the chances of a peace deal between the government and the National Democratic Front under the Duterte administration

TEMPORARY FREEDOM. Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet their colleagues with clenched fist after their release from Camp Crame on August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte, Tiamzons, Phelps | 6PM wRap

Aug 12, 2016 - 7:59 PM

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Manila court grants bail to Tiamzons

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

2ND UPDATE The motion for bail granted by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 also covers detainee Adelberto Silva who will also participate in the peace talks

TEMPORARY LIBERTY. Top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte to grant Tiamzons safe conduct passes

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:15 PM

I am not ready to release everybody says President Duterte

Tipster gets P10M for arrest of NPA's Benito Tiamzon

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:06 PM

The reward for the arrest of Tiamzon s wife Wilma is still being processed


Intelligence is an ingredient of peace

Jan 04, 2015 - 2:28 PM

With both sides guilty of threatening and inflicting harmful acts against each other talking peace right now is like seducing without committing

4 DECADES OF FIGHTING. Peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front have been hampered by clashes and preconditions. File photo by Rappler

AFP to communist rebels: End senseless attacks

Dec 25, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Armed Forces of the Philippines calls on the NPA to ‘embrace peace’

File photo by Rappler

Rally for Tiamzons disrupts QC court operations

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:37 PM

Militant groups occupy the entrance of the Quezon City Hall of Justice during the trial of alleged CPP NPA leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon

Aquino: 'Developments' in hunt for Reyes brothers, Ecleo

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:39 AM

President Benigno Aquino III gives assurances success will continue in the arrest of high profile fugitives

Gov't asked to stop arresting 'Jasig holders'

Apr 07, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate and former Representative Satur Ocampo visit Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in Camp Crame

NO IMMUNITY. Benito Tiamzon steps out of the Camp Crame Multipurpose Hall shortly after arriving for his inquest proceedings. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ approves indictment of Tiamzons

Mar 27, 2014 - 2:15 PM

The DOJ finds probable cause in charging the Tiamzons with illegal possession of firearms and explosives

Rappler Newscast | March 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014 - 9:28 PM

Malaysia says Flight 370 ended at Indian Ocean Informants on the Tiamzon couple will get P11 2M reward PH prepares convincing evidence against China

Rebels kill two troops after Tiamzons' arrest

Mar 24, 2014 - 9:15 PM

Communist guerrillas killed two Philippine soldiers their first deadly attack since two senior rebel leaders were arrested two days ago

ATTACK. Members of the NPA's Mt. Alip Command allegedly responsible for the foiled attack at the Matanao police station.  This file photo was taken at the CPP's 45th Anniversary on December 26, 2013. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Rappler Newscast | March 24, 2014

Mar 24, 2014 - 8:18 PM

Philippine communist leaders say their arrest is illegal The MRT operates on only half its routes Monday Turkey shoots down a Syrian military jet

'Jasig has become a bounty list'

Mar 24, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Instead of helping facilitate peace talks the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees has turned into a bounty list of suspected communists

NO IMMUNITY. Benito Tiamzon steps out of the Camp Crame Multipurpose Hall shortly after arriving for his inquest proceedings. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOJ: Tiamzon arrest legal

Mar 24, 2014 - 4:53 PM

The justice secretary says the immunity under Jasig won t cover matters outside or beyond the scope of the peace negotiation process

Aquino: Tiamzons' arrest a serious blow to rebels

Mar 24, 2014 - 4:30 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says it is clear Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma top leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines have no intention to negotiate peace

Tiamzons leave 'irregular' inquest

Mar 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

The Tiamzons legal counsel says the charges for illegal possession of firearms and explosives are invalid because when they were apprehended they had only kittens and puppies

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 not covered by 'immunity'

Mar 23, 2014 - 11:50 AM

3rd UPDATE The NDF failed to present its file of underground rebels who should not be arrested due to the peace process says the government s chief negotiator

NOT COVERED BY JASIG. Alleged CPP chairman Benito Tiamzon and wife Wilma after their arrest. Photo by Ben Nabong

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