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More Philippine Church leaders and rights workers ‘red tagged’

CAGAYAN DE ORO (UCAN): The ‘red-tagging’ of Church leaders and advocates—linking them to the Communist Party of the Philippines—has intensified with priests of the Philippine Independent Church included on a new list of people alleged to have ties with communist rebels.
 
The list also included the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers, the Union of Peoples Lawyers, and youth group, Kabataan.
 

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Rebel leaders freed ahead of negotiations

Manila (UCAN): “There should no longer be any doubt that President Rodrigo Duterte is serious and determined to find a peaceful solution to the decades old communist insurgency,” the peace adviser of the Philippine government, Jesus Dureza, said after 17 Communist rebel leaders were released from prison on August 19 prior to peace negotiations aimed at ending almost five decades of conflict.

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