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Military braces for Bangsamoro plebiscite

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent .  THE military is set to launch security operations to ensure the peaceful and orderly holding of a historic plebiscite that could end the decades-old Moro insurgency in Mindanao. Armed Forces chief of staff Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. said there are enough soldiers and police ...

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No holiday ceasefire for military, says Madrigal

THE military will not recommend a suspension of military operations (Somo) to reciprocate the Communist Party of the Philippines’ declaration of a five-day holiday ceasefire. Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal, outgoing chief of the Eastern Mindanao Command and incoming chief of staff of the Armed Forces, said this in response to ...

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CPP declares 5-day ceasefire

THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has declared a temporary unilateral ceasefire that would be in effect on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The five-day ceasefire was declared amid what communist rebels said were “all-out military offensives” by the government “in the countryside and relentless attacks against the ...

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