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Duterte open to meeting exiled communist leaders

Nov 11, 2018 - 10:34 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni requested a meeting with him in the Philippines

TALKS AGAIN? President Rodrigo Duterte says a meeting with communist peace negotiators is a 'maybe' for him and the military. Malacañang file photo

Lorenzana against peace talks: 'I don't know the purpose of this'

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:23 PM

'Because we have been talking with them for the past several decades. Nothing is happening,' says a weary Delfin Lorenzana

DEFENSE SECRETARY. Delfin Lorenzana speaks to House committee on national defense and security. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

PH gov't formally withdraws from latest peace round with communists

May 29, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The breakdown of the talks held in a scenic Dutch seaside resort comes as fighting flared between government forces and militants in the south

In this file photo, Presidential Advisers on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza (L) and Silvestre H. Bello III take part in a meeting as part of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDF organized by the Dutch government on April 2, 2017 in the Dutch town of Noordwijk aan Zee. Sophie Mignon/File/AFP

After CPP statement, Dureza waits for 'compelling reasons'

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The reiteration of President Rodrigo Duterte s condition comes a day after the Communist Party of the Philippines said it s open to reinstating the ceasefire

NDF TALKS. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison and chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza during the first round of talks in August in Norway. File photo

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Feb 20, 2017 - 11:32 AM

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Resume peace talks, resume interim ceasefires

Feb 12, 2017 - 1:00 PM

To save and bring the whole peace process back on track should entail to use court case terms again a return to the status quo ante – the situation before the breakdown in the process

PEACE TALKS. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza meets with the CPP-NDF-NPA. Photo from Dureza's Facebook page

Yasay joins talks with communist rebels in Rome

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The National Democratic Front is pushing for the Philippines to have an independent foreign policy particularly from its treaty ally the United States

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

PEACE TALKS. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right) believes the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos won't hamper peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front. File photo courtesy of OPAPP

CPP issues indefinite ceasefire order

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:42 AM

The ceasefire order takes effect Sunday August 28 effectively extending the 7 day limited ceasefire issued before the talks

LONGEST INSURGENCY. The CPP declares a 7-day unilateral ceasefire ahead of the Oslo peace talks. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Oslo talks: 'The most kind and most warm negotiators'

Aug 27, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Norway s Foreign Minister Børge Brende observes the camaraderie between Philippine government and NDF peace negotiators in Oslo on the day the two groups signed a historic and unprecedented joint statement

BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT. Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza sings happy birthday to tagged regional New People's Army leader Concha Araneta Bocala, who was flocked by tagged top echelon of the communist movement Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and Alan Jazmines. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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

Joma Sison: 'I'll die with my boots on'

Dec 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM

The founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines opens up about his health why he is a refugee in orbit and his views on some issues in his homeland

Army, NPA clash in Davao City village

Nov 15, 2015 - 2:14 AM

No casualties are reported from either the soldiers or the rebels sides

NPA releases 'prisoner of war' to Duterte

Jun 14, 2015 - 12:47 AM

It is the first time that the New People s Army s Far South Mindanao command has freed a prisoner of war

BOI report, MILF invites Cayetano, Morales for Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 13, 2015 - 8:13 PM

The Board of Inquiry report says President Aquino broke chain of command The MILF invites Alan Cayetano to coffee Erik Morales roots for Manny Pacquiao

Still no deal: Peace talks extended anew

Jul 12, 2013 - 6:08 PM

At past 5 pm July 12 the parties still could not arrive at a compromise on the wealth sharing scheme Talks are extended to Saturday

Rappler Newscast | June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013 - 8:50 PM

Govt and the MILF to resume peace talks in July PH destroys 420m pesos worth of ivory tusks Aquino threatens to withdraw Filipino troops from Golan