PH gov’t, NDFP urged to declare ceasefire in typhoon-ravaged areas | Inquirer News
Close  

PH gov’t, NDFP urged to declare ceasefire in typhoon-ravaged areas

/ 04:58 PM November 10, 2013

Rep. Carlos Zarate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Bayan Muna Rep,  Carlos Isagani Zarate is calling for a temporary suspension of fighting  between the military and the New People’s Army in Leyte and Samar provinces following the wide swath of devastation left by typhoon “Yolanda.”

“I am calling on the Aquino administration and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to respectively consider declaring suspensions of military operations and ceasefire in all the regions devastated by Yolanda to facilitate the unhampered relief, retrieval and clearing operations being conducted by government, non-government organizations (NGOs) and other private relief groups,” said Zarate in a statement.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Leyte and Samar provinces are among the main bases of operation of leftist rebels in the country.

Zarate has likewise appealed to Bayan Muna  members from the different regions to gather and send relief goods materials to the Yolanda-devastated areas.

FEATURED STORIES

“I am requesting our members to donate and gather relief goods and send it to the nearest BAYAN MUNA or Makabayan Headquarters in their respective areas,” Zarate  said.

Related Stories

Netizens on Aquino walk-out: ‘Anyare?’

Spoelstra, Miami Heat send sympathies to Yolanda victims

10 deadliest natural disasters in the Philippines

‘Yolanda’ kills 300 in Samar – official

We need to stay alive’

ADVERTISEMENT

Chaos, dead bodies on typhoon-ravaged streets of Tacloban City

10,000 feared dead in typhoon-hit Philippine province – police

151 killed by ‘Yolanda’; 4.5M people affected – NDRRMC

120 policemen deployed to prevent looting in Tacloban City

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bayan Muna, Carlos Isagani Zarate, Ceasefire, Communist Party of the Philippines, Cyclone, Haiyan, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New People's Army, News, peace negotiations, peace process, Peace Talks, Philippine Government, relief and rehabilitation, rescue, supertyphoon, Suspension of military operations, Typhoon, Weather, Yolanda
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.