Confirmed: Communist plot to overthrow Duterte in the Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On July 3 in the Philippines, a plot by communist rebels to overthrow the government of President Rodrigo Duterte was confirmed by the country’s Armed Forces. Acc...

Philippines wants rebels 'encamped' in fixed areas for talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government will demand that peace talks with communist rebels shift from Europe to the Philippines and the insurgents are encamped in designated areas during ...

Philippine rebels reject terror tag but still open to talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas say a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people and add they're...

Philippines to court: Declare communist groups as terrorists

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Justice officials have asked a court to formally designate the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People's Army, as terrorist groups in a move th...

Filipino rebels declare Christmas truce despite bogged talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Communist guerrillas in the Philippines have declared a Christmas truce after the government made a similar overture. A New People's Army spokesman said in...

Philippine military wants martial law extended in south

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military and police have asked the president to extend martial law he declared in the country's south by a year because of continuing threats from pro-Islamic...

Philippine leader declares communist rebels are terrorists

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has formally declared that communist guerrillas waging a decades-long rebellion are terrorists, in his latest move jeopardizing the resumption of pe...

Philippine police say 2 Swedes wounded in rebel attack

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say two Swedish citizens and their Filipino driver were wounded, apparently in the crossfire, when communist guerrillas attempted to attack a police car in...

Philippine troops kill 9 communist rebels in village clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine military officials say nine communist guerrillas have been killed in a clash with troops, and a government militiaman was abducted by rebels in the latest flare-u...

Philippine troops' clash with communist rebels leaves 9 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say Philippine troops clashed with communist rebels in the south, leaving eight rebels and a soldier dead. Army spokesman Capt. Alexandre Cabales...

Philippine rebels storm police station, seize assault rifles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police say communist guerrillas have stormed a police station in a central province and seized a dozen assault rifles and pistols, two-way radios, cash, jewelry a...

Philippine leader warns rebels ahead of new round of talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president says there has been no progress in peace talks between his government and communist rebels because of tough conditions he has imposed, including for...

Communist rebels march in support of peace talks in Manila

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nearly 100 members and supporters of the underground Communist Party of the Philippines, most wearing red shirts with red kerchiefs over their faces, have marched near the p...

Philippines, communist rebels agree to resume talks, truce

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government and communist rebels say they have agreed to resume peace talks and restore separate cease-fires after an escalation of deadly clashes. ...

5 killed as Philippine troops clash with communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two soldiers and three communist rebels were killed while 15 other troops were wounded in a land mine attack and clashes in the southern Philippine city of Davao, President ...