Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) hold a demonstration calling for peace negotiations and social economic reforms in Manila on January 23, 2017. A new round of negotiations between the NDFP and Philippine government began in Rome on January 19, with the government's chief negotiator Silvestre Bello saying longstanding contentious issues could be "hurdled". 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. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

July 24, 2017 1:56 PM (UTC+8)