SALUTE. Members of the New People's Army execute a gun salute during their ceremonies to celebrate the anniversary of the NPA. Photo grabbed from

CPP-NPA declares unilateral ceasefire

BAGUIO CITY — The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Operational Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) today issued a unilateral declaration of a seven-day ceasefire to celebrate and bolster the resumption of formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace talks.

Libre nga irigasyon para ti mannalon

BAGUIO CITY — Ikamkampanya dagiti mannalon iti Kordilyera iti sidong ti Alyansa Dagiti Pesante iti Taeng Kordilyera (Apit Tako) ti libre nga serbisyo ti irigasyon ken suporta iti gakat ti linteg a House Bill No. 558 entitled “Abolishing irrigation services fees and such other similar related fees from the beneficiaries or irrigation system funded and constructed by, or under the administration of the National Irrigation Administration, amending for the purpose certain section of Republic Act No. 3601, Presidential Decree No. 522 and Presidential Decree No. 1702 also known as Free Irrigation Act of 2016 nga pinutar dagiti miembro ti Makbayan Bloc ti House of Representatives.

Retain VAT excemptions for senior citizens, PWDs

BANGUED, Abra — The Kakailian Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (Kastan), the Cordillera Peoples Alliance chapter in the Province of Abra, calls on President Rodrigo Duterte to retain the Value-Added Tax exemption for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

Anakbayan Ilocos hails release of NDFP consultants

VIGAN CITY — Anakbayan Ilocos celebrates the successive release of NDFP consultants since August 18, 2016 as a significant act of goodwill in the resumption of GRP-NDFP peace negotiations on August 22 – 27 in Oslo, Norway.