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NDF says rebels wanted talks prior to arrests


The head of the rebel panel in suspended peace talks with the government belied claims that the rebels sought a return to the negotiating table only after the arrests of its two highest ranking leaders.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Jalandoni: We have a deep bench; trained cadres to replace Tiamzons


The chairperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) rebuked the military’s claim that the arrest of two top communist leaders would result in a “leadership vacuum” for the organization.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communist leader’s arrest will not stop revolution – Sison

Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder, Jose Ma. Sison. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Jose Ma. Sison, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder, on Sunday said the arrest of CPP head Benito Tiamzon, his wife Wilma Austria, and five other rebel leaders in Cebu on Saturday will not cripple the revolutionary movement.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communists junk localized peace talks


The National Democratic Front, the political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), has ruled out “localized peace talks,” the government’s preferred method of negotiations to deal with the decades-old communist insurgency.

Posted: June 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

NDF committed to peace talks, says Jalandoni


The National Democratic Front is open to the resumption of peace talks with the Aquino administration, the rebels’ chief negotiator, Luis Jalandoni, said on Wednesday.

Posted: May 2nd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Reds demand complete list of wanted comrades

Luis Jalandoni. FILE PHOTO

The head of the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Saturday demanded the government to publicly disclose the supposed list of the 235 alleged rebel leaders carrying P467-million reward for their capture.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile ready for face-off with nonbelievers

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile still finds it hard to believe that some quarters continue to claim his ambush on Sept. 22, 1972, had been faked.

Posted: October 15th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Revolutionary on night shift, by remote control


He’s the revolutionary on the night shift, working past midnight to check on the news from home and stay in touch with comrades from halfway around the world. On other days he’s playmate to a 3-year-old, taking his turn at the slide in the playground.

Posted: September 11th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Government, communists to resume talks

Rebels make the final touches as their comrades arrive for the founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippine last year. Photo from the Facebook account of CPP media officer Marco Valbuena

The Philippine government and communist rebels said Tuesday that they had agreed to re-start stumbling peace talks after meeting a special envoy from Norway, hosts to the protracted negotiations.

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NDF presses release of all political prisoners


After visiting his detained comrades at Camp Crame in Quezon City, the chair of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panel on Tuesday pushed for the release of all political prisoners anew and hinted that “negative actions” by the government side were impeding the peace process. Luis Jalandoni said recent statements by [...]

Posted: August 31st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t rues NDFP statement but ‘talks to go on’

Presidential Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles described as “most unfortunate” the statement of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni seeking the release of imprisoned communist rebels before formal peace talks can resume. But Deles on Saturday expressed confidence that the formal negotiations set to start this month would push through, and [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

DND won’t release communist rebels despite NDF demand


MANILA, Philippines – Peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front should not be hampered by the group’s demand to release two New People’s Army rebels, the Department of National Defense on Friday. According to DND spokesman Undersecretary Eduado Batac, the NDF should not use the peace talks in their bid to free jailed rebels. “Hindi [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Reds won’t talk

LUCENA CITY, Philippines—The chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front (NDFP) of the Philippines has proposed the postponement of the formal peace talks between the government and the communist rebels until their imprisoned comrades are released from jail. Luis Jalandoni, NDFP chief negotiator, proposed to lawyer Alex Padilla, head of the government peace panel, in [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
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