“Discreet” 5th round of GRP-NDF talks canceled after Duterte junks peace negotiation

DAVAO CITY – The peace negotiation between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) again suffered a major setback with the cancellation of the...

Ex-lawmaker optimistic on GRP-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – Hopes for peace remain alive because President Rodrigo R. Duterte is “not the type of a person who immediately closes his...

NPA frees cop held captive since January 29

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 27 April) -- The National Democratic Front (NDF) on Thursday released to a group of independent ceasefire monitors, a policeman...

NPA frees 2 Army soldiers in Davao Sur

MATANAO, Davao del Sur (MindaNews/19 April) -- Two non-commissioned officers of the Philippine Army regained their freedom on Wednesday, after almost three months of...

CPP vows unilateral ceasefire before March 31; written ceasefire, says Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) --  The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it will support the forging of a bilateral ceasefire...

North Cot villagers file complaint vs military

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/26 January) -- Residents of a remote village in Arakan, North Cotabato today filed a complaint of human rights violations against some elements of the 57th Infantry Battalion at the office of the Joint Monitoring Committee of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel.

Army vows to crush NPA in NorthCot by 2010

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews /April 18) – The Army in North Cotabato wants to crush the communist rebels operating in its area by 2010.

Resume peace talks without preconditions – NDF

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 January) – The National Democratic Front has rejected the demand aired by high officials of the Arroyo administration that the resumption of peace talks between the government and the rebel group should be preconditioned on the surrender of the New People’s Army.