Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Philippine Communist Rebels Call-Off Their Ceasefire

ENDING CEASEFIRE. NPA guerillas somewhere in Compostela Valley during the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines last December 26. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Philippine Communist Rebels Call Off Truce -- Al Jazeera

Communist Party of the Philippines cuts ceasefire with government short, raising concerns about future of peace talks.

Communist rebels in the Philippines have called off a truce with the government, almost two weeks ahead of schedule, raising concerns about the future of peace talks.

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) blamed the government for their action on Wednesday, but a spokesman for President Benigno Aquino said the CPP just wanted an excuse to cut the ceasefire short.

A CPP statement said the truce, originally scheduled to run from December 20 to January 15, had ended at noon on Wednesday because it believed the government only wanted a truce to remain in place until then.

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More News On The Philippine Communist Rebels Calling-Off Their Ceasefire

Communists scuttle truce with government -- Gulf News
Philippine communists call off truce -- AFP
Philippine Communist Rebels Call-Off Their Ceasefire -- Davo Today
CPP terminates ceasefire; gov’t slams ‘false claims’ -- Rappler
Gov’t troops to unilaterally honor ceasefire with leftist rebels: official -- NZWeek/Xinhuanet

Update: Philippine govt: Talks with leftist rebels "back on track" -- Global Times

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