Communist Rebels Drop Demand for Immediate Release of All Political Prisoners

President Rodrigo Duterte’s tough response to communist forces seems to have an impact, as the rebels drop their demand for the immediate release of 400 political prisoners, and asked instead that 50 who are elderly and sick be the only ones given freedom. The rebel group said that the other prisoners could wait until an agreement is signed on social and economic reforms, the two areas considered as the toughest to negotiate upon. Both…

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