Rappler's latest stories on communists
The ‘flawed’ new Anti-Terrorism Law should delete a clause to clearly exclude protest and dissent from punishable acts, says a top terrorism analyst
(UPDATED) Befriending communist rebels was good politics before the elections, but now that he is President, Rodrigo Duterte says 'the security of the state' is his highest priority
Task force spokesman Major General Antonio Parlade Jr says their job is to counter 'communist propaganda' supposedly exploiting government lapses in dealing with the pandemic
Who is the biggest recruiter for the communist movement? Surely the generals know?
'[We] envisage a future when the entire apparatus of the CPP becomes legal, where the CPP, as the CPP, will stand for elections and subject its ideas to open debate'
The Google-owned platform responds to a tweet by tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey who said that 'YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist Party'
(UPDATED) UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez Jr defends the students who participated in a demonstration in campus and were implicated in military propaganda against progressive organizations
The Armed Forces of the Philippines says 186 communist rebels have been killed since January 2020
Let there be talks, but honest and sincere talks, on just the 'small' agenda of cooperation on public health
If the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict sees the ABS-CBN shutdown as a counterinsurgency issue, that's because the task force is meant to sniff out 'rebel influence' from anywhere
‘An attack on our students is an attack on our college,’ the UP College of Mass Communication reminds the NTF-ELCAC
As the country battles a pandemic, 19 guerrillas surrender, and two are arrested in military and police operations against the New People’s Army from May 4 to 11
(UPDATED) Following public backlash, the PCOO takes down the posts and says it's taking measures to 'uphold accountability' over the incident
(UPDATED) The truce failed to stop clashes between government troops and communist rebels, both sides admit
President Rodrigo Duterte makes the remark after expressing his sadness over the deaths of soldiers who were allegedly killed by communist rebels while delivering medical aid
In his taped Friday morning public address on the coronavirus, President Duterte blasts the communist rebels again and brings up an old peace proposal they submitted long before the pandemic
The military has reported at least 3 armed clashes with communist guerrillas since the government’s unilateral ceasefire ended on April 15
The truce has been fraught with accusations of violations from both sides, and the government has yet to say whether it will also extend its unilateral ceasefire that ended on April 15
Rights campaigners accuse President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of using charges such as 'disciplinary violations' – often considered to refer to corruption – as a way to silence dissent.
The Philippine government earlier declared a ceasefire with communist rebels as security forces focus on battling the novel coronavirus
The communist rebel leader earlier declined to reciprocate the government's ceasefire, which President Rodrigo Duterte ordered as the country battles the novel coronavirus
The defense chief expects guerrilla attacks to continue, while rebel leaders say the Luzon lockdown is meant only to intimidate and immobilize the public
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says the ceasefire will last from March 19 until April 15
'US imperialism, Chinese imperialism, the Duterte administration, and the CPP-NPA-NDFP can become tactical allies, even if strange bedfellows, against the coronavirus'
The President sees the police and military on the frontlines of the Luzon-wide ‘enhanced community quarantine,’ and asks communist rebels for a halt in hostilities
The military says the loss of Julius Soriano Giron will 'rattle' the communist rebels' 'dwindling forces'
Once colleagues in the Free Legal Assistance Group, human rights lawyer Arno Sanidad and Justice Marvic Leonen face off on the case of ex-NPA chairman Rodolfo Salas
'How about the 15 who were massacred? How about their relatives? They have waited for justice for so long,' says Solicitor General Jose Calida
The jail warden is ordered to bring Rodolfo Salas to the Supreme Court on March 12
From our archives: The Philippine military is treading dangerous waters with its counterinsurgency experiments
The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) files a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, invoking the extraordinary power of the Court to examine the legality of the murder case itself
(UPDATED) Salas headed the Communist Party of the Philippines at the peak of the communist insurgency in the mid-1980s
'Those who do not declare their fever are enemies,' proclaims a banner on a building in Yunmeng
'We will break them hard,' Major General Jose Faustino says of his plans in battling communist rebels in the region
The Army concludes its investigation of a photo that was manipulated to show communist rebels surrendering weapons to the government
The military, the defense chief, and the national security adviser all caution against reviving peace talks with communist rebels, saying it’s a ruse to buy guerrillas time to regroup
Interrogations on two Skylab motorcycle drivers delivering goods show the transported items were ordered by Ka Jacob, commanding officer of the New People's Army Guerrilla Front 16C, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee
Tense encounters between government forces and communist guerrillas test a fragile holiday ceasefire, but the communist rebel leader says they are no reason to drop plans for negotiations
(UPDATED) Ka Oto, spokesperson of the Guerrilla Front 16, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command, says the situation in Bacuag is tense as soldiers from the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division are in the town
The Philippine Army says it will sanction 'whoever is accountable' for the photoshopped image of supposed communist guerrillas surrendering to the government
The Philippine Army says the photos came from the 2nd Infantry Battalion. In a statement later sent to Rappler, the Army admits to manipulating the photos to 'ensure the safety' of the surrenderers.
After a tussle over alleged truce violations by communist rebels, the National Democratic Front now hopes the ceasefire can 'proceed effectively'
The Communist Party of the Philippines founder says he is willing to meet with Duterte 'in a country near the Philippines' after the resumption of peace talks, among other conditions
(UPDATED) There will be 'no enforcement of any warrant' for the communist rebel leader's arrest, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says
'For these terrorist organizations, sincerity is a strange word. To believe that they desire a peaceful end to the insurgency problem would be playing ignorant of their bloody habit,' says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte
(3rd UPDATE) 'They demand for peace but their actions speak otherwise,' says Armed Forces of the Philippines Central Command chief Major General Roberto Ancan on the first day of a 16-day ceasefire
The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'
(3rd UPDATE) Following a ceasefire declaration by the guerrillas, President Rodrigo Duterte also orders government troops to observe a holiday ceasefire beginning Monday, December 23, up to January 7 next year
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations