MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said that the lifting of unilateral ceasefire would not affect the scheduled peace talks on Aug. 20-27 in Oslo. The CPP, however, advised President Rodrigo Duterte to “exercise a little more prudence and display more measured temperament as a way of appreciating the situation from a…
Month: July 2016
Even before President Duterte withdrew the government’s unilateral ceasefire declaration on July 30, paramilitary groups attacked a Lumád community.
By RENAN ORTIZ
Duterte’s lifting of unilateral ceasefire came an hour before the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Central Committee would have issued its own declaration of reciprocal ceasefire.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) was at various times challenging, funny, and puzzling. Particularly problematic, however, were his statements on human rights, the drug problem, and even the media. As has become evident since Day One of his administration, Duterte continues to exasperate through a number of statements as well…
This week the Philippine STAR is celebrating its 30th founding anniversary. I join its loyal readers in commending the editorial staff, the management, and the employees for the paper’s sustained growth and dedicated pursuance of its declared goal: that, through responsible reporting and opinion writing, truth shall prevail. Also I thank the Philippine STAR for…
With President Duterte’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, Mindanao ‘bakwets’ hope soldiers will leave their communities and they can finally go home.
“In twisting the facts presented to their commander-in-chief, the AFP is leaving out the glaring truth that the its troops were clearly on combat operation and not engaged in ‘civilian’ activities, in direct violation to GRP Pres. Duterte’s ceasefire order.”
“It is evident that whoever is behind the condemnable attacks on PCIJ seek to silence those who do not share their views on this contentious issue.”
Insecure job tenure perpetuates poverty and exploitation.
“The relief assistance is timely in light of thousands of OFWs in various construction companies who are not receiving their salaries and benefits. And OWWA’s usual attitude of turning a deaf ear to the plight of OFWs hopefully will finally end.”