The New People’s Army turned over its two prisoners of war to Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao on Friday, afternoon, August 26 somewhere in Davao Oriental.
The New People’s Army released another video of Police Chief Inspector Arnold Ongachen who was held captive by the communist rebels for almost three months now.
The Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Operational Command of the New People’s Army issued a unilateral declaration of a seven-day ceasefire that will take effect starting Sunday, August 21.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao Region today ordered for the release of two captive police officials in Davao Region as a goodwill measure for the resumption of the formal peace talks set on August 22.
Two of the three detained National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Davao Region will be flying to Oslo, Norway to join the formal peace talks between the NDF and the government.
The relatives of two police officials captured by the New People’s Army as its prisoners-of-war are hopeful that with the resumption of the formal talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines they will be released soon.
The government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines will be discussing about the mode of ceasefire when it resumes the formal talks in Oslo on August 22.
Prof. Jose Maria Sison is thankful to President Rodrigo Duterte for releasing NDF consultants who will be joining the resumption of the formal peace talks in Oslo, Norway on August 22.
The Communist Party of the Philippines said it will no longer support the anti-drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, which they say is “bound to fail” following the increasing number of extra-judicial killings of suspected drug personalities.
President Rodrigo Duterte asked the Communist Party of the Philippines if they are also willing to pursue peace. “Kami sa gubyerno gusto namin, eh kayo? (The government wants peace, what about you?)”