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Philippine President lifts unilateral truce

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Manila, July 30: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday lifted his unilateral declaration of ceasefire with the leftist rebels and ordered the security forces to be “on high alert”. “I am hereby ordering the immediate lifting of the unilateral ceasefire that I ordered on July 25 against the communist rebels,” Xinhua news agency quoted Dutarte as saying. The president withdrew the truce declaration after the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-tiol Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) failed to meet his ultimatum for the rebels to reciprocate the armistice. (IANS)

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