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Dec. 05, 17 | 1:07 pm

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday has declared the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as a terror organization, following the collapse of peace talks, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. revealed.

Roque said the president has inked the proclamation declaring the CPP-NPA as a terror organization under Republic Act 10168 or the Human Security Act.

Last November 19, Roque said, the president tagged them as criminals after the death of a four-month-old baby and two other civilians in a November 9 ambush in Bukidnon.

When Duterte first announced his plan to label the NPA a terror organization, some senators expressed support.

They said it was long overdue because the NPA had been on the terror list of the United States since 2002.

Duterte had also threatened to go on a strong offensive against militant groups.

Under the Human Security Act of 2007, a person found guilty of terrorism should be sentenced to jail for 40 years without parole.

A stiffer penalty also awaits terrorist, even heavier than rebellion. Under the Philippine law, terrorism is punishable by reclusion perpetua or 20 to 40 years of imprisonment, but eligible for a pardon after 30 years.

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