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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

Duterte wants talks in PH; Joma sees sabotage

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria Sison on Friday accused President Duterte of sabotaging the peace talks to lay the ground for imposing martial law nationwide by indefinitely postponing the negotiations and insisting on holding them in the Philippines.   Mr. Duterte on Thursday said he wanted the resumption of the peace talks with communist rebels to be held in the Philippines next month, not late in June as was previously agreed upon during informal talks in the Netherlands, according to his peace adviser Jesus Dureza.   In response to the government's announcement, Sison late on Thursday reminded Mr. Duterte that the negotiators f...Keep on reading: Duterte wants talks in PH; Joma sees sabotage.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Joma Sison hits cancellation of peace talks

Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison on Thursday criticized President Duterte for unilaterally cancelling the resumption of peace talks with the rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

No peace talks yet with reds

THE resumption of peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels will not proceed on June 28 as the Duterte administration wants to hold more consultations with the public.Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza made the announcement yesterday, pointing out it is important to get the support of the people in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

AFP troops recover 3 weapons after clash with NPA in Camarines Sur

LUCENA CITY - Army soldiers and communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels clashed in Ragay town in Camarines Sur provinceon Tuesdaymorning. Col. Danilo Benavidez, information officer of the Armed Forces Southern Luzon Command (Solcom), said soldiers from the 902nd Infantry Brigade encountered eight rebels in Barangay Cabadisan around5 a.m. After five minutes of firefight, the NPA guerrillas retreated in different directions and left one M16 and one M14 rifles. During the hot pursuit operation, the troops recovered another M16 rifle with attached grenade launcher in the house of a certain Michael Diron, alleged "militiang bayan (people's militia)" member. In a statement, Lt. Ge...Keep on reading: AFP troops recover 3 weapons after clash with NPA in Camarines Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

3 Red rebels killed in Mindanao clash

MANILA: Three members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with soldiers in Misamis Oriental province in restive Mindanao even as their representatives prepared Source link link: 3 Red rebels killed in Mindanao clash.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

3 Red rebels killed in Mindanao clash

MANILA: Three members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) were killed in an encounter with soldiers in Misamis Oriental province in restive Mindanao even as their representatives prepared.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

NDFP to bets: No guns, stop vote-buying

DAVAO CITY --- The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Tuesday warned candidates in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections against vote-buying and bringing firearms when campaigning in areas where communist rebels operate. In a statement, Maria Malaya, spokesperson for the NDFP in northeastern Mindanao, said the move was aimed at protecting voters against harassment and corrupt practices that could affect the outcome of the May 14 elections. She said candidates who have secured permits from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to carry firearms outside their homes should not bring their security aides to areas controlled by the New People's Army (NPA)....Keep on reading: NDFP to bets: No guns, stop vote-buying.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 8th, 2018

Duterte: Terror tag on communists to stay for now

President Rodrigo Duterte won't lift the proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army as terrorist groups yet even if he is willing to resume talks with the rebels......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

More NPAs lay down arms in CAR

MORE MEMBERS of the New People’s Army (NPA) have voluntarily laid down arms, with the most recent batch composed of 19 in Mountain Province last April 26, the Northern Luzon Command reported. The communist rebels who turned themselves in to authorities were composed of two regular armed NPAs from Ifugao and Mountain Province who mainly […] The post More NPAs lay down arms in CAR appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Duterte sets window for peace talks with communist rebels

MANILA — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he had set a 60-day timeframe for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels’ exiled leader to come home to hammer out a deal. The conflict between the government and the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Communist rebels ambush military truck in North Cotabato

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Communist insurgents ambushed a military truck transporting soldiers, sparking a firefight in North Cotabato’s Magpet town in southern Philippines, officials said on Wednesday. The soldiers were heading to downtown Magpet when New People’s Army (NPA) rebels detonated a roadside bomb and strafed the truck. Troops engaged the ambushers in a fierce gun battle [...] The post Communist rebels ambush military truck in North Cotabato appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Three communist rebels killed, five arrested in Camarines Sur clash — military

Amid the impending revival of peace negotiations between the government and communist rebels, three alleged members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) were killed and five others were arrested in a clash against the 83rd Infantry Battalion in Bato, Camarines Sur in the morning of Tuesday, April 10. Three M16 rifles […] The post Three communist rebels killed, five arrested in Camarines Sur clash — military appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Sison seeks talks on Duterte conditions

Exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison on Thursday welcomed the possible reopening of peace negotiations, and urged the government and rebel negotiators to formally convene soon to thresh out disputes hampering the resumption of the talks.   President Duterte had directed his peace adviser, Jesus Dureza, to find ways to resume the talks, which the former halted last November because of continued attacks by the New People's Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).   As his conditions for the resumption of the talks, Mr. Duterte wants a complete stop to NPA attacks and the collection of revolutionary taxes and for the rebels to dro...Keep on reading: Sison seeks talks on Duterte conditions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018