WATCH: Duterte declares unilateral truce with Reds


Posted at Jul 25 2016 05:26 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday declared a unilateral ceasefire with Communist rebels, in a bid to end the decades-long Maoist insurgency in the south.

"To immediately stop violence on the ground, restore peace to the communities and provide an enabling environment conducive to the resumption of peace talks, I am announcing a unilateral peace talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF effective immediately," Duterte said in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

ABS-CBN News, 25 July 2016