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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

18 NPA frontliners yield to military in Sultan Kudarat

CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO --- Eighteen people who claimed to belong to the New Peoples Army (NPA) "Yunit Milisya" surrendered to government forces in Sen. Ninoy Aquino town in Sultan Kudarat province on Thursday, the Army here said. Army 2Lt. Dennis Gamos, executive officer of 33rd Infantry Battalion Alpha company, received the former communist rebels in simple ceremonies in Midtungok village at 11 a.m. Gamos said Narding Sunap, a.k.a. Sulong, 43, the group leader, told soldiers they wanted their names "cleared." They also claimed to have been recruited as the "first line of defense" of hardcore NPA members. "Ka Makmak (NPA leader) issued us weapons to defend ourselves in cas...Keep on reading: 18 NPA frontliners yield to military in Sultan Kudarat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

2 universities deny students being recruited for Duterte ouster plot

The University of Santo Tomas and the University of Makati denied on Wednesday that their students were being recruited by communist rebels in their alleged plot with the Libertal Party to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, as claimed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). According to the AFP, at least 10 schools in Metro Manila are the source of recruits by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People's Army (NPA). READ: AFP chief links 10 Metro Manila universities to 'Red October' The AFP was probably "stereotyping" UST as anti-government for being a Catholic institution, UST Secretary General Jesus Miranda said in an interview with The Varsitarian, the...Keep on reading: 2 universities deny students being recruited for Duterte ouster plot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

2 more Red rebels slain in Philippine encounter

MANILA: Two more members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) were killed in their increasing clashes with government forces in Sorsogon province in the Bicol Region since the Duterte admi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

AFP to Duterte: Create task force to end insurgency

The Armed Forces of the Philippines is asking President Rodrigo Duterte to create a national task force to end insurgency, an apparent bid to counter what it says is the communist rebels' broad coalition to bring down the commander in chief. AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. said the primary aim of such task force was to cut off recruitment by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed component, the New People's Army (NPA). Palace welcomes proposal Malacaang on Sunday welcomed the proposal, saying it agreed with the AFP that "ending the communist insurgency in the country entails a whole-of-government approach." Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque ...Keep on reading: AFP to Duterte: Create task force to end insurgency.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Sison: Duterte likely to be ousted by mid-2019

President Rodrigo Duterte would likely be ousted rather than ending the decades-long insurgency of communist rebels, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

NPA rebels will help typhoon victims, says CPP

LUCENA CITY --- The Communist Party of the Philippines on Saturday announced that its armed wing, the New People's Army, will help people in areas devastated by Typhoon "Ompong" (internationally known as "Mangkhut"). "Units of the New People's Army (NPA) and all revolutionary forces in North and Central Luzon, as well as in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, are geared to carry out rescue, relief and rehabilitation work for millions of people whose homes and livelihood were ravaged by strong winds and rains brought about by typhoon Ompong," the CPP said in a statement. The group said local command of communist guerillas in the next few days would "concentrate primarily in civic ac...Keep on reading: NPA rebels will help typhoon victims, says CPP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

NPA rebels kill soldier in Samar firefight

ORMOC CITY --- A soldier was killed in an encounter with suspected communist rebels in Matuguinao town, Samar province on Friday. The lone fatality was identified as Sgt. Daniel Silagan, who was among the soldiers involved in clearing operations in Barangay Mahayag, a mountain village that could only be reached by motorcycle. Government troopers belonging to the 63rd Infantry Battalion encountered about 10 armed men believed to be members of the New People's Army. The firefight lasted for about 20 minutes. /atm...Keep on reading: NPA rebels kill soldier in Samar firefight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

No CPP tie-up with Magdalo, LP to oust Duterte, says Joma Sison

LUCENA CITY --- Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison denied that the communist rebels were in cahoots with the Magdalo group and Liberal Party to topple the Duterte administration. "The broad united front promoted by the CPP against the Duterte tyranny is open to all patriotic forces," Sison said in an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands. "But as far as I know, there are yet no talks between the CPP and Trillanes group or the Liberal Party," he said, referring to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, who was of the Magdalo, which was involved in the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. President Rodri...Keep on reading: No CPP tie-up with Magdalo, LP to oust Duterte, says Joma Sison.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

2 Red rebels killed in Luzon encounter

MANILA: Two members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) were by soldiers in Aurora province in Central Luzon in the continuing clashes following the formal cancellation of their peace tal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Six CPP-NPA rebels surrender in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon, August 30 (PIA)--Another six members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to the 403rd Infantry "Peacemaker" Brigade in Bukidnon for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

Six CPP-NPA rebels surrender in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon, August 30 (PIA)--Another six members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) surrendered to the 403rd Infantry "Peacemaker" Brigade in Bukidnon for.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

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 NewsAug 16th, 2018

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