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NPA extortion to be raised in informal talks

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) yesterday said the government will take up the extortion activities by the New People’s Army (NPA) as part of the informal talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) prior to the resumption of formal peace negotiations.

President Duterte has appointed Narciso Santiago Jr., the husband of the late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, as the Presidential Adviser for Revenue Enhancement.

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Vice President Jejomar C. Binay returned home late Friday night after a brief visit to Saudi Arabia, where he attended the burial of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz in behalf of President Benigno Aquino III.

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Malacanang said yesterday that the death of former Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) spokesman Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal will not have any impact on the peace process between the government and the CPP-New People’s Army (NPA)-National Democratic Front (NDF).

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HONG KONG – A Hong Kong court ruled yesterday a law banning foreign maids from settling permanently in the city was unconstitutional, in a landmark case for domestic helpers. The High Court said immigration laws barring maids – mostly from the Philippines and Indonesia – from applying for permanent residency violated Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, known […]

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