Freedom is not academic

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 02/08/2021

Academic freedom is much debated today. It is on record that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of National Defense (DND) entered into a pact in 1989 to govern the conduct of military and…

Despite ceasefire, implementation of law enforcement to continue 

Florence Baesa 12/24/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–Two military commanders in Negros Oriental, Northern Mindanao and the Caraga Region will abide with the declaration of the 15-day ceasefire between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front/New People’s…

Two police officers wounded in an ambush in Iloilo hours after declaration of ceasefire

Froilan Gallardo 12/23/2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines —Two police officers were wounded after communist rebels ambushed their vehicle on Monday, December 23, 2019, only hours after the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) declared a 15-day ceasefire for the…

Cebu militants denounce plan to arrest NDF advisors

Winston Ensomo 07/25/2017

CEBU-based militant groups denounced Solicitor General (SolGen) Jose Calida’s plan to arrest anew consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) that were released previously following the government’s cancellation of peace talks with the communists. Cebu representatives Nino…

Peace talks moving

Izobelle T. Pulgo 10/31/2016

Three issues to be tackled in 3rd round negotiations with gov’t and CPP-NPA-NDF The Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) will tackle three contentious issues in the third round…

Better lukewarm than absent

Rina Jimenez-David 10/21/2016

For a while there, it looked like activists and political protesters were happy playing footsies with the police and military. Where normally activists, many of them from the Left, would be the first to raise a howl…

Duterte call for rebel truce drowns militant protest vs anti – drug killings

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/25/2016

Hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, militant groups in Cebu staged a march-rally calling for an end to extrajudicial killings. However as the SONA wound up, the estimated 500 people…

Duterte and the PH bishops

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 05/02/2016

Window With Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte leading the presidential race, will the pastoral letter issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) topple the Duterte bandwagon? The CBCP pastoral letter was read during Masses…

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