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AFP chief: ‘We will be extra cautious’ despite ceasefire


The military said it will be “extra cautious and more defensive” in its operations against communist rebels during the holidays amid the unilateral truce.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

CPP declares ceasefire for Christmas, Papal visit

The NPA is the armed unit of the Communist Party of the Philippines, and has been waging an insurgency since 1969. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Communist Party of the Philippines on Wednesday declared a ceasefire in time for the holidays and the upcoming visit of Pope Francis.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino OKs monthlong ceasefire with NPA

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President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino has approved a monthlong unilateral cease-fire with the communist rebels to begin shortly before Christmas and end on the day Pope Francis leaves the country after a four-day visit in January.

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

AFP suspends operations vs NPA for 1 month


The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday declared a monthlong suspension of military operations (Somo) against the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine violated

A Ukrainian tank destroyed in recent battles with the Russian troops is seen on a  road near the village of Dmytrivka, Luhansk region in the eastern Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.  Despite of the declared cease-fire between the separatists and the Ukrainian military in eastern Ukraine occasional shooting has been reported. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

A ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine has been violated in the rebel-held city of Donetsk.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »