communists in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on communists in the Philippines


Dela Rosa says rebels only using peace talks to recruit fighters

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:53 PM

'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator

NO TO PEACETALKS. Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa says there shouldn't be any peace talks with communist guerillas anymore. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Controversial retired colonel to head anti-insurgency office

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Retired colonel Allen Capuyan is accused of involvement in the 6.4-billion shabu smuggling controversy

Gen. Allen Capuyan, AGM for Security and Emergency Services of MIAA attends the September 7 Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing on the P6.4B shabu smuggling at the BOC. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

NUJP slams 'orchestrated effort to intimidate us into silence'

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

'As they say, stupid is as stupid does,' the NUJP says of the allegation that it is a legal front of the Communist Party of the Philippines

NUJP. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines slams the 'orchestrated effort' to intimidate and silence the media watchdog.  Image from NUJP Facebook.

On Sionil Jose’s theoretically correct but historically wrong take on the revolution

Jan 04, 2019 - 10:47 AM

As the social divide continues, the armed communist revolution will simply endure

Duterte creates task force to address causes of communist insurgency

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:30 AM

The task force, chaired by President Rodrigo Duterte himself, seeks to improve the quality of life in areas experiencing clashes with communist rebels

Duterte to create 'sparrow units' to target communists

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:34 PM

After ordering the deployment of more soldiers and police in Bicol, Samar, and Negros Island, President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll create sparrow units to kill communists

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inspection of the confiscated firearms from lawless armed groups during his visit to Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz in Gamu, Isabela on November 21, 2018. Joining the President is Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte blasts communists: Why would I kill a lawyer?

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:16 PM

'Napaka-small time ko naman. Why would I assassinate him?' says President Rodrigo Duterte days after human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos was killed

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech after leading the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Region 10 beneficiaries held at the USTP Gymnasium, Claro M. Recto Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City on October 31, 2018. Malacañang photo

Duterte to Marawi residents: Don't listen to Leftists about rehabilitation

Apr 09, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Ranaw Multisectoral Movement opposes the government's plan to build a P400-million military camp in Barangay Kapataran in the war-torn city

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gov't panel prepares for resumption of talks with communist rebels

Apr 05, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Government peace negotiators have reached out to their counterparts in the National Democratic Front and scheduled meetings to discuss conditions set by President Rodrigo Duterte

GREEN LIGHT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with government negotiators after ordering the resumption of talks with communist rebels. Malacañang photo

Thanks to Duterte gov't confusion, the Left regains influence

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The national democrats know a break with President Duterte's administration will be inevitable. For now, it will milk the relationship for all its strategic and tactical worth.

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City, on December 2, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/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

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

NPA rebels abduct Davao Oriental town police chief

May 30, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Chief Inspector Arnold Ongachen police chief of Governor Generoso in Davao Oriental is abducted as the rebels storm his police station

Joma: Left welcomes Duterte offers of Cabinet posts

May 16, 2016 - 9:59 PM

The Left s nominees are not necessarily communists but they have to be patriotic and progressive says CPP founding chairman Joma Sison

PROGRESSIVE SECRETARIES. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announces on May 16 that 4 departments are up for grabs for the Philippine Left

NPA rebels burn 20 vehicles, equipment of mining firm

Apr 11, 2014 - 11:55 AM

3rd UPDATE Armed men raid 5 facilities of the Apex mining complex in Maco Compostela Valley

NPA rebels attack Dole's South Cotabato farm

Nov 27, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Rebels hold the tractor driver at gunpoint

AK-47s smuggled for NPA

Nov 05, 2013 - 11:20 AM

The military says communist guerrillas in the region have stepped up firearms procurement

7 soldiers hurt in ComVal blast

Sep 03, 2013 - 10:22 AM

A landmine explosion occurs in Barangay Napnapan Pantukan town

ON THE ATTACK. File photo of New People's Army rebels. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Ranking NPA leader among those killed in Sorsogon

Jul 05, 2013 - 2:24 PM

Arnel Estiller alias Ka Ariston was reportedly the secretary of Larangan 2 of the provincial committee of the communist party s armed group in Sorsogon

8 NPA rebels killed in Sorsogon

Jul 04, 2013 - 9:10 AM

UPDATED The encounter follows a spate of NPA attacks in key provinces nationwide

The ambush in La Castellana

Apr 06, 2013 - 3:34 PM

Relatives of the victims of the January 27 ambush by the New People s Army NPA in La Castellana town of Negros Occidental seek for justice

SEARCH FOR JUSTICE: Relatives of the victims of NPA ambush in Negros Occidental. Photo by RAPPLER/Carmela Fonbuena

NPA rebels torch P20-M worth of equipment

Sep 05, 2012 - 5:14 PM

Communist rebels burn down P20 M worth of construction equipment in Surigao del Sur