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Palace welcomes CPP-NPA-NDF ‘goodwill gesture’

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Is a peace deal with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the offing? Malacañang on Wednesday said it was not yet sure, but that the recent release of four policemen in Surigao del Norte was a “welcome development.”

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Military chief optimistic of communist insurgency’s defeat

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Retired Gen. Emmanuel Bautista .  PHOTO from AFP Public Affairs Office

Armed Forces chief General Emmanuel Bautista says he is leaving the military service with high hopes that the communist insurgency, which dates back to the late 1940’s, will finally be defeated.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military owns ‘raw’ terror threat report that ‘should not have been released’

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

The military has said it provided the intelligence report that warned of terror attacks in this city, which Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had discussed last week.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Court denies CIDG request to transfer NPA couple to regular jail

Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

As the Philippine National Police prepares for the arrest of three senators charged with plunder over the pork barrel scam, it has sought to kick the Tiamzon couple, alleged communist leaders, out of its detention facility.

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

AFP: Sison can’t lead communist revolution

Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair Jose Ma. Sison. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even with communist founder Jose Maria Sison calling the shots for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army, the Armed Forces of the Philippines remains steadfast in continuing its goal of persuading the rebels to join their “quest for peace.”

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