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

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New People's Army. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 »

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