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NPA guerrillas in Far South Mindanao in formation during the 46th Founding Anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines.PHOTO  BY EDWIN ESPEJO

Peace talks to begin again in the Philippines

By Sat, Dec 27, 2014 3:38PM UTC Comments Off NPA guerrillas in Far South Mindanao in formation during the 46th Founding Anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines.PHOTO  BY EDWIN ESPEJO

Both the Philippine government and the communist rebel movement said the stalled peace process could resume as early as January next year following a series of backdoor talks that culminated in the visit of special government envoy Hernani Braganza to the Mindanao rebel camp of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Surigao del Sur....

Filipino hostages’ release raises hope for talks

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:28PM UTC Comments Off New People's Army rebels. Pic: AP.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official says a communist guerrillas' move to free four abducted police officers has sparked hopes for resuming stalled peace talks but a major obstacle remains....

Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014 4:13PM UTC Comments Off Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Norway will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations, the Norwegian foreign minister said Thursday. Talks between the rebels and the government of President Benigno Aquino III have stalled since 2011 due to disagreements over the release of several jailed rebel...

Communist rebel leader captured in Philippines

By Sat, Oct 06, 2012 7:52PM UTC 2 Comments

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops have captured a senior communist rebel leader who had received military training in Libya and had a $135,000 bounty for his arrest, a military spokesman said Saturday. New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza and three other suspected insurgents were arrested in the early hours of Saturday outside their...

Philippines: NPA rebel numbers in Mindanao up by 20pc – Madlos

By Wed, Mar 28, 2012 2:12PM UTC Comments Off Philippines: NPA rebel numbers in Mindanao up by 20pc – Madlos

The communist-led New People’s Army (NPA) in Mindanao has grown in numbers over the last two years according to rebel spokesman Jorge Madlos, a.k.a.  Ka Oris. “We have formed additional platoons and increased our armed strength by almost 20 percent,” Madlos said in a statement sent to reporters on the eve of the 43rd founding...

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