Police to heed Duterte’s truce order with NPA – PNP spokesperson

/ 12:27 PM December 20, 2017

The Philippine National Police (PNP) would follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to suspend government offensives against the New People’s Army (NPA) from December 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018.

PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said in a statement that a corresponding memorandum circular would be issued “soonest so that all PNP units, offices and stations will be guided accordingly.”


Earlier on Wednesday, Mr. Duterte declared a ceasefire with the NPA, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), contrary to his stance just a few days ago.

Mr. Duterte’s directive also came two weeks after he signed a proclamation declaring the CPP and NPA as terrorist organizations, following the foiled peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).


READ: Duterte declares ceasefire with Reds from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2


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