Peace Talks with Communist Rebels in Danger of Collapse

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cancel the ceasefire declaration he made barely four days ago after communist New People’s Army forces ambushed government militia members in the southern Philippine province of Davao del Norte, killing one and injuring four others. Duterte demanded an immediate explanation and the punishment of those involved. The Communist Party had welcomed the ceasefire, but has yet to reciprocate…

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