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Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars


US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino awaits AFP recommendation on NPA ceasefire


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


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

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’


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 »