ON TARGET. President Duterte test fires one of several sniper rifles donated by the Chinese government while soldiers conduct a demonstration at Fort Magsaysay in Palayan City, Nueva Ecija on November 22.
The President signed November 23 Proclamation 360 declaring the termination of peace negotiations with communist rebels. Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said that while government had earlier “agreed to resume peace talks with the aforementioned group and exerted our best efforts to accelerate the signing and implementation of the final peace agreement, the NDF-CPP-NPA has engaged in acts of violence and hostilities.”
He added that it was “unfortunate that their members have failed to show their sincerity and commitment in pursuing genuine and meaningful peaceful negotiations.” ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO