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× Duterte hikes ante for communist rebel surrenderers

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte hiked the ante for surrendered communist rebels and promised more benefits to those who were already given houses.


Speaking at the turnover of houses to former rebels in the 3-hectare Freedom Residences in Barangay Cuambogan, the President urged rebels to rebuild their lives.


"We have been at war for 53 years," the…