27 July 2017

News Story: (Philippines) Joma defends attack on PSG

New People’s Army (NPA) Rebels
By Jose Rodel Clapano

MANILA, Philippines - Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Ma. Sison defended yesterday the rebel attack last week on a convoy of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in Arakan, North Cotabato.

“There is no ceasefire, no prior identification, no permission for the other side to be on the spot. Whether there is a ceasefire or not, there has to be some kind of clearance,” Sison, who is living in exile in the Netherlands, told ANC. 

Four PSG members were wounded while a militiaman was killed in the attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) in North Cotabato. 

President Duterte had been asking the NPA to stop attacks on government forces. The NPA responded with attacks that killed policemen in Mindanao.

Duterte has flip-flopped on the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF), Sison said yesterday

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