Authorities did not release any elderly or sickly political prisoner during the Christmas holidays, contrary to an earlier pronouncement made by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and later statements made by his peace panel officials.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines claimed that the New People’s Army, the armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, has achieved a steady growth of its members across the country.
The Communist Party of the Philippines formally launched Monday the “National Peace Assembly for Just and Lasting Peace” which highlights the importance of the “people’s democratic revolution” to achieving a genuine lasting peace.
The widow of a famous rebel leader urged the people to continue with the revolutionary struggle during the celebration of the 48th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines here.
Top government officials attended the celebration of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ 48th anniversary here on Monday, Dec. 26.
The government peace panel announced it will release the sick and the elderly prisoners before Christmas, allaying fears that the ongoing peace negotiations with the communists will collapse.
Is the National Democratic Front of the Philippines ready to sign a bilateral peace agreement even without the release of political prisoners?
A recent report found that before the resumption of the peace talks between the government and the National Democratic of the Philippines this year, there was little interest from the media in reporting the peace process.
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.
President Rodrigo Duterte likened the peace process to playing a poker game with the release of the prisoners as his “last card”.