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NDF proposes 6-month, time-bound peace talks


Carmela Fonbuena
Published 1:41 PM, Apr 18, 2015
Updated 1:41 PM, Apr 18, 2015

http://www.rappler.com/nation/90309-ndfp-time-bound-peace-negotiations

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PEACE TALKS SOON?. Picture dated March 29, 2002 shows NPA guerrillas at a clandestine assembly in the Cordillera region in northern Philippines. File photo by Agence France-Presse

 

The Rappler reporter is wrong in claiming that the NPA has only 3,000 fighters now and that it had 25,000 in the 1980s. These are false figures from the propaganda of the reactionary armed forces.

According to the CPP, NPA and NDFP, the NPA has now at least 10,000 fighters with automatic rifles and it had only 6,100 in the 1980s.

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PHOTOS CELEBRATING THE 46TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NPA


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Internal US policy disagreements may be behind Mamasapano tragedy


By Inday Espina-Varona
Posted at 03/21/2015 12:58 PM | Updated as of 03/21/2015 1:01 PM
http://rp1.abs-cbnnews.com/blogs/opinions/03/21/15/internal-us-policy-disagreements-may-be-behind-mamasapano-tragedy

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NDF consultant Jose Ma. Sison in the Netherlands. Photo: ndfp.net

 

Jose Maria Sison, acknowledged chief ideologue of the National Democratic Front (NDF), was first approached on a separate issue – travel arrangements of guerrillas engaged in peace talks with the Philippine state.

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CHOOSING EX-MILITARY CHIEF TO HEAD GOV’T PEACE PANEL AN INSULT, SAYS JOMA SISON


Frances Mangosing

@FMangosingINQ
INQUIRER.net
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/664325/choosing-ex-military-chief-to-head-govt-peace-panel-an-insult-says-joma-sison#ixzz3OomcaXkT
5:53 PM | Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—In a turnaround, the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) expressed dissent in the possible appointment of former Armed Forces of the Philippines chief retired General Emmanuel Bautista as head of the government peace panel.

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MINDANAO’S GUERRILLA WARFARE


If the Aquino regime and its military mercenaries know how to read, they can find out from the 46th anniversary statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philppines that the New People’s Army in Mindanao has succeeded in luring in, preoccupying and overcoming 60 per cent of the enemy military forces and that the regional commands of the NPA in the Visayas and Luzon can now make their tactical offensives more often and more fruitfully. The corrupt Aquino regime and rotten ruling system of big compradors and landlords like the Aquino dynasty need the peace negotiations more than the revolutionary government and mass movement of peasants and workers do. If the reactionaries do not like peace negotiations, the revolutionaries are more than happy to accommodate them.
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By DAVAOTODAY.com
January 03 2015
http://davaotoday.com/headline/mindanaos-guerrilla-warfare/

Year in review

DAVAO CITY – On the eve of the anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA) March last year, then Armed Forces chief Gen. Emmanuel Bautista claimed that the guerrillas would become irrelevant following the arrest of its alleged leaders Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria.

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JOMA BACKS DUTERTE FOR PRESIDENT UNDER A COALITION


By Chiara Zambrano
ABS-CBN News
Posted at 12/29/2014 6:24 PM |
Updated as of 12/29/2014 7:30 PM
< http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/12/29/14/joma-duterte-should-be-president-if

MANILA – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Joma Sison responded positively to pronouncements made by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that he was willing to form a coalition with the CPP should he decide to run for president.

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FREE TOP REDS, GOVT PANEL TOLD


By Joyce Pangco Panares |
Dec. 29, 2014 at 12:01am
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/12/29/free-top-reds-govt-panel-told/

CPP-NDF sets prelude to peace talks

THE Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front is seeking the release of its consultants, including detained top rebel leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, CPP founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison said.

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JOMA SISON LOOKS FORWARD TO MEET WITH AQUINO


Allan Nawal, Frinston Lim, Nikko Dizon |
Inquirer Mindanao Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:02 AM |
Sunday, December 28th, 2014
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/659897/joma-sison-looks-forward-to-meet-with-aquino

Jose Maria Sison, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair, does not discount the possibility of meeting with President Benigno Aquino III to jump-start peace talks with the government, a confidence-building measure reminiscent of the Chief Executive’s secret meeting with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim.

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JOMA SISON EYES PEACE TALKS AFTER POPE VISIT


ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 12/25/2014 7:34 PM | Updated as of 12/25/2014 8:26 PM
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/12/25/14/joma-sison-eyes-peace-talks-after-pope-visit

MANILA – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison is considering holding peace talks with the Philippine government after the visit of Pope Francis in January.

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TALKS WITH REDS RESUME


Joyce Pangco PanaresDec. 25, 2014 at 12:01am
http://manilastandardtoday.com/mobile/2014/12/25/talks-with-reds-resume#.VJtmsV2tE2w.twitter

NEGOTIATIONS to end the longest-running communist insurgency in the world will likely resume after the visit of Pope Francis in January, a breakthrough in the three-year impasse in talks that started 28 years ago, according to Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Ma. Sison.

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