By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.
By Germelina Lacorte
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said the government should review the previous agreements on the safe conduct passes granted to communist leaders taking part in the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), saying he heard it “from the distant past” that the Tiamzon couple was granted those passes.
By Marlon Ramos
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has blamed the police and the “government’s intelligence group” for the melee which broke out on Thursday between its members and a group of Muslims in Mendiola, Manila.
Militant solons said the arrest of top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and their five companions was illegal, as peace talks between government and the communist group were not formally terminated.
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.