The New People’s Army slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines for serving arrest warrants against hospitalized NPA leader Zalde Cañete saying he is a “hors de combat,” a person protected under the international humanitarian law.
Voters will choose from among a total of 334,716 candidates in today’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in Davao City.
After the series of rows that threatened to cut the ties between the Philippines and Kuwait, Malacanang over the weekend said concrete steps have already been undertaken to normalize the relationship between the two countries.
A New People’s Army leader who was treated in a hospital at Don Carlos town in Bukidnon was arrested on Saturday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines reported.
The city government launched its peace and development initiative to the troubled northern part of the city, as the mayor appealed for public support to economic projects aimed at bringing livelihood to local residents.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) called on the Philippine government to be wary in issuing public statements on the resumption of the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers slammed the Department of Education and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) for imposing 5 percent withholding tax on the electoral honorarium and travel allowance.
The Supreme Court’s decision favoring the quo warranto petition to remove Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno from office pose a dangerous precedent for democracy, progressive groups said.
The authorities have deployed more or less 8,000 security forces in the entire region 11 for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
The on-going military exercises of US and Philippine forces bear no advantages for the government against the continuing aggression of China into the country’s territories, particularly at the West Philippine Sea (WPS).