President Rodrigo Duterte has not only shot down a truce with communist rebels in this year’s Yuletide season. There will be no more ceasefire with the New People”s Army (NPA), the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), during his term as President, which ends in 2022.
“There will be no ceasefire ever again under my term as President. For all intents and purposes, the ceasefire is dead,” said Duterte on Monday, December 7, during a meeting with his Cabinet at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse. READ MORE