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Philippines communist rebels steal 74 firearms in deadly raid on mining firm

By Tue, Apr 21, 2015 11:14AM UTC 0 Comment

Communist rebels have claimed they carted off 74 firearms in a raid at a mining firm owned by a town mayor in the southern Philippine province of Davao Oriental a week ago....

Philippine crossfire wounds guide, scares 7 bird-watchers

By Sat, Feb 14, 2015 2:13PM UTC 0 Comment

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Crossfire between the military and communist rebels has wounded a bird-watching guide and scared seven foreigners in a protected mountain area in the southern Philippines....

Peace talks to begin again in the Philippines

By Sat, Dec 27, 2014 3:38PM UTC 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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 0 Comment

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...