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Court allows NDF consultants to go to Netherlands for June peace talks

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:57 PM

But the court does not lift the standing warrants of arrest against Benito Tiamzon and Adelberto Silva, saying the 'provisional liberty' is for the sole purpose of the travel

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Benito Tiamzon, political consultant of the National Democratic Front, in a meeting in Malacañan’s State Dining Room on September 26. ACE MORANDANTE/PPD

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

Aguirre, Matobato, peace talks | Evening wRap

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:52 PM

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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

Marikina leads efforts to promote gov't talks with communist rebels

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:14 PM

The government s chief negotiator Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and National Democratic Front panel member Benito Tiamzon – both Marikina residents – presented successes and challenges in the peace talks


PH, NDF back in Oslo to tackle 'root cause of conflict'

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:33 PM

They will also discuss a general amnesty for remaining political prisoners

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

De Lima and Dayan, National Democratic Front, new UN secretary-general | 12PM wRap

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alleged NPA leader Benito Tiamzon joins NDF panel

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:35 AM

The NDF reshuffles its peace panel on the eve of its 2nd round of talks with the government replacing Luis Jalandoni as panel chairperson with Fidel Agcaoili

NEW PANEL MEMBER. Benito Tiamzon takes new role as negotiator. 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

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

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

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:51 PM

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

Aug 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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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

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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

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

Ombudsman, ‘drug’ mayors, clickbait articles | 6PM wRap

Aug 05, 2016 - 7:43 PM

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SC denies release of CPP leader Tiamzon, 10 others

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:59 AM

Go to the lower court for relief the High Tribunal tells the Office of the Solicitor General

Duterte to grant Tiamzons safe conduct passes

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:15 PM

I am not ready to release everybody says President Duterte

Duterte to send Bello, Dureza to Europe for talks with CPP

May 29, 2016 - 5:30 PM

He is ready to give CPP founding chairman Joma Sison a safe conduct pass to the Philippines in order to fully pursue peace talks with the militant Left

TALKING PEACE. Rody Duterte sits beside Jesus Dureza who he intends to send to Europe to initiate peace talks with the CPP. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte to release political prisoners to ‘build confidence’ for peace talks

May 24, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Duterte says he may release CPP leader Benito Tiamzon and his wife Wilma even before peace negotiations begin

DEALING WITH COMMUNISTS. The NPA releases 5 police officers to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in April 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/ Rappler

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

AFP to Tiamzons: What P1.5-M? We seized only 23K

Apr 10, 2014 - 4:03 PM

The word war continues between the military and militant organizations protesting the arrest of the Tiamzon couple

TOP LEADERS: CPP chairman Benito Tiamzon and secretary-general Wilma Austria

Top CPP leaders arraigned for 26-year-old crimes

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:18 PM

The Tiamzon couple s counsel slams the surprise charges filed against his clients

ARRAIGNED: A Quezon City RTC enter a 'not guilty' plea for the top leaders of the New People's Army. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Left: Resume peace talks now

Apr 04, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Militant groups urge the Aquino administration to resume peace talks with National Democratic Front and to release political prisoners and NDF consultants

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

Tiamzon informants to get P20-M, says AFP

Mar 25, 2014 - 6:39 PM

The military plans to increase the bounty to P10 million for each of the Tiamzon couple

PRIZED CATCH: Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria of the Communist Party of the Philippines

Tiamzons' arrest doesn't cripple CPP – Joma

Mar 24, 2014 - 10:39 PM

The CPP dismisses as hallucinations claims by the military that the arrest of alleged CPP chairman Benito Tiamzon spells doom for the armed struggle

BIG FISH: Arrested CPP leader Benito Tiamzon. Photo from the PNP

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