Communist rebels have always been insincere in complying with conditions in past ceasefires, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.
Because of this, the AFP will not be recommending that President Rodrigo Duterte declare a holiday truce with the New People’s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), in this year’s Christmas season..
“During the incumbency of a truce, these terrorists continued their extortion activities and committed crimes of murder, arson, and the likes,” Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, AFP spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday.
“With these many hard lessons of the past, we will not allow them to trample upon our people’s bona fide desire for peace — not this holiday season — not until we have decisively defeated this menace to society,” Arevalo said. READ MORE
December 3, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte will give much importance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) recommendation not t a truce with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) this holiday season.In a press briefing from Palawan, Presidential… Read More
December 4, 2020
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday said it is not the right time to have a ceasefire or resume talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as the group’s members are dwindling due to relentless pressure from the government.AFP… Read More