The New People’s Army on Wednesday said that the skirmish in Bukidnon earlier this month which resulted to the death of government soldiers was a legitimate encounter.
The NPA said government troops are operating in more than 500 villages, more than 164 municipalities and 43 provinces in the country.
Jose Maria Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, missed the closing ceremony of the third round of talks with the Philippine government here after being admitted to the hospital Wednesday night.
Rigoberto Sanchez, spokesperson of the Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao said government troops arrived around 5:00 am Saturday in Sitio Concepcion, Barangay Kisante in Makilala town.
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.
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 guaranteed to Communist leaders that he will pursue an independent foreign policy and will revoke the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement with the United States.