By MB Online
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Friday declared a temporary unilateral ceasefire to give their comrades time to pay tribute to their fallen brothers in arms and in an anticipation of their upcoming 5oth anniversary.
The unilateral ceasefire will be in effect on the following period:
- Starting 12:01 a.m. of December 24, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. of December 26, 2018
- 12:01 a.m. of December 31, 2018 to 11:59 p.m. of January 1, 2019
A post from the Philippine Revolution Web Central (PRWC) showed that the CPP commanded all units of the New People’s Army as well as their people’s militia to “cease and desist from carrying out offensive military campaigns and operations against uniformed armed personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP)”.
The CPP-NPA will be celebrating their 5oth anniversary on the 26th of December.
It can be recalled that Department of National Defense (DND) Delfin Lorenzana earlier expressed that he is against the implementation of a SOMO or suspension of military operations.