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NPA vows to observe ceasefire but warns vs military ‘provocation’

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The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao region vowed to strictly comply with the directive of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to cease and desist from carrying out offensive operations against elements of the military, police and paramilitary forces as part of the holiday ceasefire.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino calls 26-day truce

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President Benigno Aquino III with (from left) Peace Adviser Teresita Quintos-Deles. FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday declared a 26-day ceasefire with communist rebels to provide typhoon-devastated communities a chance to have “healing and rebuilding” following the back-to-back disasters that hit the country in the latter part of the year.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP, communist rebels declare Christmas truce

The Philippine military and one of Asia’s remaining communist guerrilla groups on Wednesday said they were ready to call an informal truce over Christmas, bringing some measures of peace to a nation reeling from disasters.

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

Rival Koreas hold first talks in years

North Korean chief delegate Kim Song-Hye (L) shakes hands with her South Korean counterpart Chun Hae-Sung (R) before the inter-Korean working-level talks at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas on June 9, 2013. FILE PHOTO

North and South Korea held their first official talks for years on Sunday, confronting decades of mutual distrust in a search for some positive end to months of soaring military tensions.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Army, NPA rebels urged: Keep truce

A tribal leader in the Sierra Madre mountain range in northern Quezon on Thursday appealed to the government and communist rebels to observe a longer ceasefire.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

CPP cuts short holiday truce

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New People's Army rebels have their faces painted to hide their identity during the celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) called off a holiday truce with the government two weeks ahead of schedule, saying the Aquino administration reneged on the ceasefire deal.

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Communist rebels say they plan to cut truce short

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The head of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panel said rebels are inclined to end their observation of a ceasefire on Jan. 2 after President Benigno Aquino failed to issue an order reciprocating the rebels’ gesture for a longer cessation of hostilities.

Posted: January 1st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

AFP declares 18-day Somo

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Saturday declared an 18-day Suspension of Military Operations (Somo) against communist insurgents, the military’s public information office said.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Syria calm after UN truce deadline

Syrian forces halted attacks on opposition strongholds Thursday in line with a U.N.-brokered truce but the regime defied demands by international envoy Kofi Annan to pull troops back to their barracks, activists said.

Posted: April 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

No Holy Week truce—CPP

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The New People’s Army will not also observe a Lenten ceasefire due to continuous military offensives by government forces, the Communist Party of the Philippines has announced.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP open to Christmas ceasefire with NPA

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines is studying whether to recommend a Christmas ceasefire with the New People’s Army (NPA) despite the impasse in the peace talks with the communist rebels.

Posted: December 4th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Military commander asks MILF: Step aside, let us get criminals from your ranks

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The top military commander in Western Mindanao called on the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on Saturday, to step aside and allow authorities to run after suspected criminals, who happened to be MILF members too, especially in the Zamboanga peninsula.

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Binay hopes for peace between Philippines gov’t, MILF on end of Ramadan

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MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Jejomar Binay emphasized the importance of forging peace between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as he greeted Muslim Filipinos on the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In a statement, Binay called the end of Ramadan a “time to foster unity and peace,” and [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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