President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his demand to the communists to sign a document of a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the government before releasing some 100 political prisoners.
Some 600 farmers, students, employees, and faculty members under the Save CFCST Movement mounted a protest camp inside the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Tec
An alliance of Bangsamoro civil society groups called for the unification of Moro National Liberation Front and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, two separate revolutionary groups negotiating peace with the Philippine government.
North Cotabato 2nd District Governor Nancy Catamco was absolved in an Ombudsman ruling for lack of evidence on the case filed by Lumad leaders evacuating in a church compound here after the July 23 incident last year.
GERMELINA I. Taylor, Wilbert T. Lee, Danilo E. Suarez, and Teddie E. Rivera were among the 10 biggest donors of then presidential candidate Jejomar C. Binay. The four alone gave Binay P172.3 million altogether – except the money wasn’t really theirs.
President Rodrigo Duterte likened the peace process to playing a poker game with the release of the prisoners as his “last card”.
The Communist Party of the Philippines would not extend its unilateral ceasefire unless President Rodrigo Duterte ends or suspends the military’s counter-insurgency program called “Oplan Bayanihan.”
A P200 million drug rehabilitation center which will be built at Barangay Malagos by 2017 is seen to yield positive results in the city’s war against illegal drugs.
A peace advocate group here expressed doubt if the the newly-appointed Armed Forces Chief of Staff Brigadier General Eduardo Año would be able to pursue a genuine peace with the communist rebels given his track record of gross human rights violations.
The recent meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and the leaders of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines yielded positive results, said NDF peace consultant Wilma Tiamzon.