14 March 2017

News Story: Military ops vs NPA to continue until Duterte orders a halt

Armed Forces of the Philippines
By Kristian Javier

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines will continue military operations against the New People's Army until President Rodrigo Duterte orders otherwise.

Brig. Gen Restituto Padilla, AFP spokesperson, said Sunday that the military will wait for orders from President Duterte and official word from the government peace panel.

"Pending this, all military operations will continue and remain at current state," Padilla said.

This is despite the announcement of government and National Democratic Front panels on Sunday that formal talks are set to resume.

On Sunday, the GRP and the NDF released a joint statement of their agreement to resume peace talks. Both parties has also agreed to reinstate their respective unilateral ceasefire declarations.

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