Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The communists have been waging a ‘national democratic revolution’ since 1968 to overthrow a capitalist system that has created one of Asia's biggest rich-poor divides and claimed 30,000 lives, according to the military. Photo: AFP
Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The communists have been waging a ‘national democratic revolution’ since 1968 to overthrow a capitalist system that has created one of Asia's biggest rich-poor divides and claimed 30,000 lives, according to the military. Photo: AFP

Philippine communist rebels end ceasefire, accuses Duterte’s government of human rights abuses

The move comes after a third round of peace talks aimed at ending decades of bloodshed wrapped up in Italy last week with no deal on a permanent truce

Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The communists have been waging a ‘national democratic revolution’ since 1968 to overthrow a capitalist system that has created one of Asia's biggest rich-poor divides and claimed 30,000 lives, according to the military. Photo: AFP
Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. The communists have been waging a ‘national democratic revolution’ since 1968 to overthrow a capitalist system that has created one of Asia's biggest rich-poor divides and claimed 30,000 lives, according to the military. Photo: AFP
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