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By Orlando B. Dinoy
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.
By Michael Lim Ubac
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Frances Mangosing
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.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.
By Nikko Dizon
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.
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.
By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
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.
By Dona Pazzibugan
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.
By Jeoffrey Maitem and Edwin Fernandez
, Julie Alipala
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.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
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 [...]