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Byline: Adriel M. Paglinawan
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) yesterday recommended a four-day ceasefire with communists, a tradition usually approved by the Palace and reciprocated by the rebels.
In a phone interview, AFP spokesman Lt. Col. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr. said the military yesterday submitted its proposal to the Palace for a ceasefire on Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
"We will be suspending offensive operations against the New People's Army," he said, referring to the military arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
Mr. Brawner said the military will remain in an "proactive defensive" stance against attacks.