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SENATE ADOPTS AMNESTY MEASURES FOR REBELS – LACSON

The Senate adopted three measures granting amnesty to members of three rebel groups that have committed crimes punishable under the Revised Penal Code and special penal laws in pursuit of their political beliefs. Sponsored by Senator Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification, House Concurrent Resolution Nos. 12, 13 […]

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AMNESTY RESOLUTIONS GET HOUSE PANELS OK – TUPAS

Two panels of the House of Representatives have approved the committee reports on four concurrent resolutions granting amnesty to members of four major rebel groups. In a joint hearing, the House Committees on Justice and on National Defense and Security, chaired by Leyte Representative Vicente Veloso III and Iloilo Representative Raul Tupas, respectively, approved the […]

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N. SAMAR BUILDS 300 HOUSES FOR EX-REDS – ONGCHUAN

The government will build 300 houses for former rebels in Northern Samar within a 14.8-hectare lot donated by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) in Mondragon town. The provincial government announced it has an agreement with the National Housing Authority (NHA) to build houses for former fighters of the New People’s Army (NPA) who […]

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LOCAL COMMUNIST ARMED CONFLICTS TO END BY 2022 – NOGRALES

Localized peace talks with the communist rebel movement is among the priorities of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to attain the objectives of its “whole-of-nation” approach to end local communist armed conflicts (ELCAC). Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said among the approaches to effectively carry out localized peace talks is to convince New People’s Army […]