Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda was again in his element when he immediately castigated the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its political umbrella, the National Democratic Front (NDF), for terminating a ceasefire that was supposed to end on January 15. Lacierda can only be lying, or being unforgivably ignorant, in conveniently blaming the CPP...
Part 2 of 2. Part 1 can be found here. Vacuum in the cities While the communist movement continues to make inroads in the countryside, its cadres have, up to the present, never come close to approximating the strength of its 1980s united front and open mass movement networks. Many were alienated by the divisive...
Saying there are some forces countermanding government chief peace negotiator Alexander Padilla, the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) wants President Benigno Aquino III to take a hands on approach to the peace process. NDF chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni said they want Aquino to show the same direct approach adopted by the government with the Moro...
The Communist Party of the Philippines today marks its 42nd anniversary confident that, if circumstances and conditions permit, it may need as little as five years to get to the stage of strategic stalemate in its war with the Manila government. The office of President Benigno Aquino III has said it hopes to sign a comprehensive...
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