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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

[Newspoint] Duterte’s abridged war and peace

Feb 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Not known to retreat in battle Mr Duterte has called off the twin campaigns on which he launched his presidency seven months ago – a war on drugs and peace talks

WEEKEND WITH GENERALS. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the alumni homecoming of the Philippine Military Academy on February 18, 2017. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

PNP: 'Many ways' to arrest NDF consultants

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Several National Democratic Front consultants have apparently gone underground following President Rodrigo Duterte s pronouncements

NDF ARRESTS. CIDG chief Roel Obusan is tasked to head efforts to arrest NDF consultants. Rappler photo

Courage of conviction

Oct 02, 2016 - 6:20 PM

In the Philippines arguably the prospects for peace following decades of conflict is perhaps closer than ever before precisely because there is courage of conviction

INITIALED. Government and NDF negotiators shake hands after completing the first round of talks since an impasse in 2011. Photo from OPAPP

Communist rebels kill 3 soldiers in Negros – military

May 15, 2016 - 2:17 PM

A military report says the soldiers were investigating claims that New People s Army members were extorting money from villagers when they clashed with at least 10 rebels

NPA rebels attack 2 mining companies

May 19, 2014 - 7:14 PM

The NPA says the attacks are punitive actions against mining operations in Mindanao

WRONG GUY. Rebel spokesman Ka Efren says the military nabbed the wrong guy, believed to be New People’s Army commander Felix Armodia.

Kumander Ligaya: Digging a tunnel for freedom

Mar 28, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Maning Dimatulac vividly remembers how he and several other political prisoners dug the tunnel at Fort Bonifacio

NPA rebels use feces-smeared bomb on PH military

Sep 04, 2013 - 9:27 PM

The roadside bomb injures 7 soldiers

NEW TACTICS. NPA rebels smeared feces and snake venom on a bomb that injured 7 Filipino soldiers. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NPA warns army: Don't rescue abducted troops

Jun 19, 2013 - 6:10 PM

Communist rebels declare they indeed captured 5 Army soldiers who are now under investigation

ENDING CEASEFIRE. NPA guerillas somewhere in Compostela Valley during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines last December 26. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

DOJ dismisses case vs poet Ericson Acosta

Jan 31, 2013 - 5:59 PM

The DOJ says the charges against him are baseless

FREE ACOSTA. The DOJ ordered the release of poet-activist Ericson Acosta two years after he was arrested.

NPA observes 29-day ceasefire in Mindanao

Dec 14, 2012 - 9:21 AM

The NDF the political arm of the New People s Army declares a unilateral ceasefire in Mindanao to give way to relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Pablo