Duterte Calls Off Ceasefire with Communist Rebels

President Rodrigo Duterte has called off the unilateral ceasefire declared during his State of the Nation address after communist leaders failed to reciprocate the truce offer before the lapse of a government-imposed deadline. Duterte was angered by an ambush conducted by rebels on government militia members that killed one and injured four others. Peace talks are still slated to resume on August 20, with negotiators, hopeful…

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