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Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’

      Communist rebels have "no choice but to single-mindedly wage people's war" against the Philippine government following the cancellation of peace talks, communist leader Jose Maria Sison said on Thursday.   Sison made the remark after Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza announced that the scheduled resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway between the government and the rebels was canceled.   The cancellation, Sison said, has shown that the Duterte administration "is not interested in serious peace negotiations with the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines)."   "Because the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Phi...Keep on reading: Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 14th, 2018

Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’

      Communist rebels have "no choice but to single-mindedly wage people's war" against the Philippine government following the cancellation of peace talks, communist leader Jose Maria Sison said on Thursday.   Sison made the remark after Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza announced that the scheduled resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway between the government and the rebels was canceled.   The cancellation, Sison said, has shown that the Duterte administration "is not interested in serious peace negotiations with the NDFP (National Democratic Front of the Philippines)."   "Because the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Phi...Keep on reading: Joma: Communist rebels ‘to single-mindedly wage people’s war’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Communist rebels ready to cooperate with Duterte for successful peace talks

LUCENA CITY -- The communist rebels are ready to cooperate with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for the success of the peace talks to prevent further bloodshed, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said Monday. In an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sison said the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) "is always ready to reciprocate whatever good move he (Duterte) makes in the peace negotiations." He added: "The NDFP can also initiate good moves that are beneficial to the people." Sison, now serving as NDFP chief political consultant, made the declaration in response to President ...Keep on reading: Communist rebels ready to cooperate with Duterte for successful peace talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace

"Not a single shot fired."` President Rodrigo Duterte made this demand to the communist rebelson Fridayas he reiterated his willingness to resume the peace talks. "There have to be a ceasefire. Not a single shot fired," Duterte said during a press briefing upon his arrival at the Davao International Airport from Hong Kong. The peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) collapsed in November 2017 after the President signed Proclamation No. 360, formally terminating the talks with the Maoist insurgents. The termination came after armed rebels launched a series of attacks against governm...Keep on reading: Duterte to Reds: Ceasefire first before we talk peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t

Peace talks can resume as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte agrees, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said on Monday. But Mr. Duterte is still unwilling to make peace with the communist rebels. Speaking in Patikul, Sulu province, Mr. Duterte said on Monday his administration was determined to fight to the end the New People's Army (NPA), the CPP armed wing. "[We will] deal with this NPA. I'll finish them," Mr. Duterte said. In an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sison said he welcomed the move of 61 members of the House of Representatives to bring government and rebel representatives back to the negotiating tab...Keep on reading: Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Reds in Southern Mindanao ready to face Duterte’s ‘full-scale war’

  DAVAO CITY -- Communist rebels in Southern Mindanao said they were ready to face "the full-scale war" that the Duterte administration would be unleashing on them next year.   In a statement issued for the founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Tuesday, Ka Joaquin Jacinto, the National Democratic Front (NDF) spokesperson in the region, also said the New People's Army (NPA) would continue to exist to oppose the government's abuses.   "Despite the use of airstrikes, armed drones and prolonged focus operations, not one single NPA unit in Mindanao was wiped out. The number of platoons and companies has in fact increased this year,...Keep on reading: Reds in Southern Mindanao ready to face Duterte’s ‘full-scale war’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush

Published: 12:32 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 | Updated: 11:34 p.m., Dec. 2, 2017 LEGAZPI CITY --- Suspected rebels killed a police officer and wounded seven others in an ambush in Labo town in Camarines Norte before dawn on Saturday after the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) ordered the New People's Army (NPA) to intensify attacks against state forces. The attack came days after the rebels suffered at least 15 dead in a clash with Air Force troops and police in Batangas province in the biggest single-day casualty for the NPA since President Duterte ordered the termination of peace talks with the insurgents last month. The rebels waylaid two police patrol cars traveling throug...Keep on reading: NPA rebels kill cop, wound 7 in Camarines Norte ambush.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017

7 Red rebels slain in Philippine encounter

MANILA: Seven members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) including two women also called 'amazons,' were killed in an encounter with government forces on the island province of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

7 suspected NPA rebels slain in encounter vs cops

MANILA, Philippines – Seven suspected members of the communist rebel group New People's Army (NPA) were killed in a shootout with police in Antique on Wednesday, August 15. According to the police report, the cops were serving arrest warrants past midnight against a certain Jason Talibo and a certain Joven Ceralvo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

UPDATE: 7 NPA rebels killed in clash with, police, military in Antique

SEVEN members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were killed in a clash with police and the military in San Jose, Antique on Wednesday morning. Joint elements of the San Jose Municipal Police Station and the Philippine Army were serving a warrant of arrest against Jason Talibo alias Bebe and Joven Ceralvo alias [...] The post UPDATE: 7 NPA rebels killed in clash with, police, military in Antique appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Albayalde fires all cops in raided Northern Samar police station

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After their station was allegedly raided by communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels, the cops from Lapinig town police station in Northern Samar lost their posts on Friday, August 10. Fired along with them is their chief of police, Inspector Noli Montebon, provincial director Romeo Campomanes, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Alleged NPA members raid police station in N. Samar; 2 cops hurt

PALO, Leyte---Two policemen were wounded early Friday morning when communist rebels raided the police station in Lapinig town, Northern Samar. Reports reaching the Police Regional Office in Eastern Visayas (PRO-8) based here identified the two policemen as PO2 Jerry Quilecol and PO1 Edizon Aguere. Reports said about 100 members of the New People's Army (NPA) armed with Uzi, M14, M16, M203 and K3 sub-machine gun overran the police station along the national highway at 1:15 a.m. A 15-minute gun battle ensued, which hurt two policemen. Insp. Noli Montebon, police chief of Lapinig town, and PO2 Mark Mejedo were initially reported missing but were later found. Police said the t...Keep on reading: Alleged NPA members raid police station in N. Samar; 2 cops hurt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

NPA kills 3 soldiers in Masbate town clash, police say

  LEGAZPI CITY---Communist rebels killed three government soldiers in a clash on Friday in a remote village of Masbate province, according to police.   Senior Insp. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol regional police spokesperson, said the clash took place in a remote village of Cawayan town.   Calubaquib said the soldiers' identities were not yet known.   Citing a report, Calubaquib said a group of soldiers from the Army's 2nd Infantry Battalion was on patrol when they were waylaid by an undetermined number of New People's Army (NPA) rebels past 8 a.m. on Friday in the village of Mactan.   The report quoted by Calubaquib said soldiers en...Keep on reading: NPA kills 3 soldiers in Masbate town clash, police say.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Army, suspected NPA rebels clash in Quezon province

        LUCENA CITY -- Army soldiers and suspected New People's Army rebels clashed in an encounter in Padre Burgos town in Quezon province Friday, police said.   Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, Quezon police director, quoting spot report from local police station, said that a still unidentified rebel was killed in the encounter between troopers from the Army's 85th Infantry Battalion and a band of communist guerillas in the mountainous area of Barangay (village) San Isidro around 5 p.m.   Some communist guerillas were also reportedly injured in the battle, police said.   Police are monitoring hospitals and clinics in t...Keep on reading: Army, suspected NPA rebels clash in Quezon province.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Cop wounded in clash with NPA rebels in Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY --- A policeman was wounded in an attack by suspected communist rebels in Tarragona town, DavaoOriental on Thursday, police said. Police Officer 1 Johnny Morales was wounded after a brief firefight with New People's Army (NPA) rebels at a bridge in Sitio Tagsagaong, Barangay Tomoaong, according to Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, Southern Mindanao police regional spokesperson. The incident happened as Morales, a member of Baganga municipal police station, Chief Insp. Marcialito Batingana, Baganga police chief, and two other policemen were onboard an unmarked sports utility vehicle (SUV) driven by Police Officer 1 George Silat. The group was on their way back to their statio...Keep on reading: Cop wounded in clash with NPA rebels in Davao Oriental.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

CPP rejects government s proposed localized peace talks

The Communist Party of the Philippines on Friday turned down the government’s proposal for “localized peace talks” with armed rebels, saying President Rodrigo Duterte is only pretending to pursue peace while he wages war against his people......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Sison: Only a miracle can save talks

SHOWOF FORCE New People'sArmy rebels celebrate the Communist Party of the Philippines'founding anniversary deep in the forests of Mindanao in this photo taken in 2008. --DENNIS JAY SANTOS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Lacson wants localized talks with Reds, Joma out of the picture

Peace talks with communist rebels could be better off done in the local rather that in the national level, and long self-exiled Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Maria Sison (Joma) should be out of the picture, Senator Panfilo Lacson said Sunday.   Source link link: Lacson wants localized talks with Reds, Joma out of the picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

2 Red rebels killed in Duterte hometown clash

MANILA: Government forces killed at least two of the 30 heavily-armed members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) who tried to retake a remote ‘barangay’ (village) earlier clear Source link link: 2 Red rebels killed in Duterte hometown clash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

2 Red rebels killed in Duterte hometown clash

MANILA: Government forces killed at least two of the 30 heavily-armed members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) who tried to retake a remote 'barangay' (village) earlier clear.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018