By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
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.”
By Allan Nawal
Monday’s release of four policemen held hostage by communist rebels for three weeks was an act of “goodwill” that may lead to a resumption of the stalled peace talks with the National Democratic Front, presidential adviser on the peace process Teresita Quintos-Deles said.
By Julie M. Aurelio
Government troops did not violate a ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao as a top official said the recent movements in two Maguindanao towns were meant as a preemptive move against possible attacks from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters.
By Christian V. Esguerra
Saying he wanted to push the Bangsamoro Basic Law “with conviction,” President Benigno Aquino III has made it clear that the document would have to be “consistent” with the historic peace agreement signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) last March 27.
By Edwin Fernandez
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) accused the military of war posturing and violating the existing ceasefire agreement by deploying troops “in full battle gear” near rebel-identified areas in Maguindanao.