However, according to the founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CCP) Jose Maria Sison, the insurgents had planned to declare a truce at 8 p.m. “But since Duterte had already lifted his ceasefire order, then there’s nothing we can do,” Sison said.
“Let me announce that I am hereby ordering the immediate lifting of the unilateral ceasefire that I ordered last July 25 against the communist rebels,” the President said in a statement.
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Duterte ordered the ceasefire after he had made friendly overtures to the insurgents. However, two days after his announcement, New People’s Army guerrillas ambushed militiamen who were en route to their base. One was killed and four were wounded in the incident. | ASCS
Duterte lifts truce after no response from communist insurgents Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Sunday, July 31, 2016 Rating: