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Arrested peace consultant for communist rebels asks court to lift order

THE lawyers of a peace consultant representing the communist rebels has asked a Manila court to lift the warrant of arrest it issued against him because it had “no legal...READ MORE The post Arrested peace consultant for communist rebels asks court to lift order appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netNov 9th, 2018

NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court

A consultant for communist rebels in the peace talks with the government is seeking a contempt citation against his custodian for refusing to release him from detention despite a court order.   Rafael Baylosis, who was arrested in January for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, accused Jail Chief Insp. Jojie Jonathan Pangan of ignoring a June 8 court order for his release.   Pangan is the warden for Jail 4 in the Metro Manila District Jail where Baylosis has been detained since his arrest.   Baylosis, who said the charges against him were trumped up, is one of the consultants for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and a...Keep on reading: NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Military arrests ‘ouster plot’ Reds in Laguna

Five alleged communist rebels, including a peace talks consultant, believed to be involved in the plot to oust President Duterte were arrested at an Army checkpoint in Sta. Cruz, Laguna last Monday afternoon, the military reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

2 communist rebels nabbed, amid anticipated resumption of talks

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz TWO suspected rebels were arrested in Catbalogan City, Northern Samar, on Thursday, April 5, amid President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order to resume peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). This came after a platoon from the 43rd Infantry (We Search) Battalion encountered an undetermined number […] The post 2 communist rebels nabbed, amid anticipated resumption of talks appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

PH govt asks court to declare communist rebels terrorists

The Philippine government on Wednesday asked a court to declare the communist party and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), a terrorist organization, dashing already faint hopes of a recovery in a tattered peace process......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Lawyer tells Roque: Don’t be ‘an accomplice in killing of peace talks’

  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque should not let himself be used as an "accomplice to kill the peace negotiations" for making wrong pronouncements about the peace talks between the government and communist rebels, a lawyer said on Friday.   Atty. Rachel Pastores, managing counsel of the Public Interest Law Center, chided Roque for saying that arrested National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Rafael "Ka Raffy" Baylosis was no longer covered under the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (Jasig) because the peace talks were already terminated.   "Obviously Mr. Harry Roque is innocent or ignorant of the agreements made during the peace nego...Keep on reading: Lawyer tells Roque: Don’t be ‘an accomplice in killing of peace talks’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple

(Updated)A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the rearrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In a January 11 decision released publiclyon Wednesday, Manila RTC Branch 32 ordered the arrest of the Tiamzons, together with co-accused National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Adelberto Silva granted the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s earlier motion for recommitment and cancellation of bail. In an order, Presiding Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina said that the court "finds no reason to further allow their temporary liberty" following President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 360, or the official termination of the peace negotiations...Keep on reading: Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Justice dept asks court to trash provisional liberty of communist rebels–report

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion on Thursday to junk the provisional liberty of three communist rebels who participated in the peace talks, according to a radio report. State prosecutors Olivia Laroza-Torevillas and Aristotle Reyes filed the motion before the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 regarding the temporary freedom that was granted [...] The post Justice dept asks court to trash provisional liberty of communist rebels–report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Duterte: Communist insurgency in the Philippines ‘a failed dream’

MANILA, Philippines -- The 50-year insurgency of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is a "failed dream," President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday, as he again criticized the rebels and branded them as "extortionists." Duterte also dismissed the alleged goal of communist rebels to take over government as "stupid thinking." "Hindi mo makuha ang Pilipinas, hindi mo makuha ang isang barangay sa isang araw tapos papasok ka ng ganoong patayan?" Duterte said in a speech during the Barangay Summit on Peace and Orderin Pasay City. The President said he could easily order the military to bomb mountains where the rebels are hiding. "Ako nagho-hold lang talaga ako, napakarami...Keep on reading: Duterte: Communist insurgency in the Philippines ‘a failed dream’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Joma Sison nixes terms of new talks

LUCENA CITY --- The government and the communist rebels should not dictate the composition of both negotiating panels in the peace talks, said exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison on Sunday. "Duterte is out of order if he insists that he dictates who [would] compose the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) negotiating panel, advisers and consultants. Likewise, the NDFP cannot go over his head and dictate the composition of the GRP (government) negotiating panel, advisers and consultants," Sison said in an online interview from Utrecht in the Netherlands. Possible resumption Sison made the statement after President Rodrigo...Keep on reading: Joma Sison nixes terms of new talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Duterte hands 5,600 CLOAs to North Cotabato farmers, hits NPAs

KIDAPAWAN CITY --- President Duterte on Saturday distributed more than 5,600 Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in North Cotabato Province. The President told beneficiaries to use the land to get them out of poverty and resist communists. Speaking before the distribution ceremonies at the Amas provincial gymnasium in Barangay Amas here, Duterte also lambasted the communist rebels for "poisoning" the minds of poor farmers to rise up against the government. Duterte said as long as there were land problems in the countryside, the problem of peace and order would remain. "Whenever there's land conflict, armed conflict follows,"...Keep on reading: Duterte hands 5,600 CLOAs to North Cotabato farmers, hits NPAs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Duterte’s order to destroy Reds opposed

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) yesterday expressed concern over President Duterte’s order to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to destroy the communist rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Angkas asks Supreme Court to lift TRO

MOTORCYCLE-HAILING firm Angkas asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) it issued last Dec. 7, which allows authorities to apprehend Angkas drivers......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Palace order sending more troops should be challenged in court — NDF consultant

President Rodrigo Duterte's order to deploy additional troops to some parts of the country to suppress "lawless violence" should be challenged in court, a National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel consultant said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Duterte assures Jalandoni, Agcaoili won t be arrested in PHL | News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday allayed concerns of top peace negotiators of the communist rebels that they would be arrested once they set foot in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

DOJ asks Makati court to issue alias warrant, HDO vs Trillanes

  The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the Makati City Regional Trial Court to issue an alias warrant of arrest and a hold departure order (HDO) against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a proclamation withdrawing the amnesty given to him by the previous administration.   An alias warrant is issued if the original warrant of arrest has been returned by the peace officer and the case has been archived.     In this case, the Makati RTC Branch 148 has deferred the promulgation of the coup d'etat case against Trillanes following the granting of amnesty issued by then President Benigno Aquino III.   "I...Keep on reading: DOJ asks Makati court to issue alias warrant, HDO vs Trillanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

‘Arrest order vs militant leaders won’t affect peace talks’

The arrest order against four former party-list lawmakers accused of murder would not affect the peace process with communist rebels, the government’s chief negotiator said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

‘Arrest order vs militant leaders won’t affect peace talks’

The arrest order against four former party-list lawmakers accused of murder would not affect the peace process with communist rebels, the government’s chief negotiator said yesterday. Source link link: ‘Arrest order vs militant leaders won’t affect peace talks’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Duterte confers ‘Sikatuna’ to outgoing Norwegian envoy

Amid ongoing talks to revive the peace negotiations between the government and the communist rebels, President Duterte conferred the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner for his role in promoting peace in the Philippines. Duterte confers ‘Sikatuna’ to outgoing Norwegian envoy Amid ongoing talks to revive the peace negotiations between the government… link: Duterte confers ‘Sikatuna’ to outgoing Norwegian envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Philippines delays new talks with communist rebels

The Philippine government said Thursday it is delaying the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels in order to seek input from public and government groups on issues raised during Norwegian Source link link: Philippines delays new talks with communist rebels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Philippines delays new talks with communist rebels

The Philippine government said Thursday it is delaying the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels in order to seek input from public and government groups on issues raised during Norwegian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018