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Aquino awaits AFP recommendation on NPA ceasefire

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President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said he is relying on the recommendation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) if they will declare a ceasefire with the New People’s Army (NPA) in time for Holy Week.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New Bilibid Prison rival gangs agree on ceasefire

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Rival gangs at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) agreed on a ceasefire on Tuesday after three stabbing incidents on Monday left two inmates dead and a third wounded.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Kato delays arrest by staying in MILF communities — military

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Ameril Umbra Kato, seated, the commander of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the breakaway faction of the largest Filipino Muslim rebel group, is interviewed by the media inside his rebel stronghold in Maguindanao province in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Ameril Umra Kato, a Moro rebel leader who has broken away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and has been leading his men in battles against government troops in protest of the peace pact between the MILF and the Philippine government, has been staying in MILF communities that the military could not just enter, authorities said.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NPA vows to observe ceasefire but warns vs military ‘provocation’

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao region vowed to strictly comply with the directive of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to cease and desist from carrying out offensive operations against elements of the military, police and paramilitary forces as part of the holiday ceasefire.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communists slam AFP chief’s Christmas ceasefire comment

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AFP Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista. Photo from AFP Public Affairs Office

The Communist Party of the Philippines criticized Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista for belittling the rebel’s six-day unilateral Christmas ceasefire, which he described as so short he wondered why the rebels had even bothered to declare it.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino calls 26-day truce

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President Benigno Aquino III with (from left) Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday declared a 26-day ceasefire with communist rebels to provide typhoon-devastated communities a chance to have “healing and rebuilding” following the back-to-back disasters that hit the country in the latter part of the year.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military chief dreams of truce for eternity

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guyito

A ceasefire for eternity.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NPA extends ceasefire in areas devastated by ‘Yolanda’ for 1 month

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The Communist Party of the Philippines said on Sunday it has extended by one-month its earlier declaration of ceasefire in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH gov’t, NDFP urged to declare ceasefire in typhoon-ravaged areas

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Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Bayan Muna Rep, Carlos Isagani Zarate is calling for a temporary suspension of fighting between the military and the New People’s Army in Leyte and Samar provinces following the wide swath of devastation left by typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NUJP questions Zamboanga prosecutor summoning of media

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As the sun goes down over the horizon in Zamboanga City, policemen guard the stretch of RT Lim Boulevard  to prevent the entry of MNLF reinforcements from the sea.  EDWIN BACASMAS

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Wednesday said journalists should not be compelled to disclose information about their sources from the Moro National Liberation Front, following reports that the Zamboanga City Prosecutor’s Office summoned an Inquirer correspondent and two others.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

President on top of things from Zamboanga—Coloma

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma (Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph/)

Despite being holed up in Zamboanga City, President Benigno Aquino III is on top of things in the government and performing his duties as Chief Executive and Commander-in-Chief, according to Secretary Herminio Coloma of the Presidential Communications and Operations Office.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay bristles at criticisms: I talked to Aquino

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Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday bristled at criticism of his failed attempt to broker a ceasefire between government troops and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga City, particularly decrying the Inquirer report on his mediation.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay not authorized to negotiate with Misuari—Cabinet execs

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Vice President Jejomar Binay

Vice President Jejomar Binay was not authorized by President Aquino to negotiate a truce with Nur Misuari, and there were “no instructions” from the President that Binay travel to Zambonga City, a member of the Cabinet said Saturday.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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