The NDFP and GRP Talks: defying odds, fighting spoilers|Kodao Productions

Reposted from: The NDFP and GRP talks: defying odds, fighting spoilers NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands—Defying odds, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) negotiating panels pushed through with the opening ceremony of their fourth round of formal peace negotiations yesterday, April 3. Despite fears that[…]

Peace group to GRP, NDFP: Silence the hungry stomachs | Davao Today

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—A peace advocate here appealed to both government and the communist group to pursue what it called a “genuine dialogue” that would usher a just and lasting peace in the country. While it lauded the opening of the fourth round of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations on Monday, Bishop Felixberto Calang, convener of Sowing[…]

Back on the table: Gov’t, Reds kick off 4th round of formal talks | Davao Today

Apr. 03, 2017  ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO Reposted from: NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands — A series of informal talks that lasted for about a day of delay finally pulled off its trick to bring the negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines back to the negotiating table.The fourth round[…]

Gains of the peace talks in 6 months

By Manila Today Staff Reposted from: We list the work and the achievements of the Government of the Philippines’ (GRP) panel under President Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Peace Panel from the resumption of formal talks in August 2016 up to January 2017. These efforts and achievements should[…]

Over 100 lawmakers sign resolution urging the President to continue peace talks

Legislators filed on February 9 a resolution calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to continue peace talks with the National Democratic Front. HR 769 is titled, “Resolution Urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to Continue the Peace Negotiations Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Considering the[…]

Calls mount for peace talks to continue

Kapayapaan Campaign for a Just and Lasting Peace We are greatly alarmed at this sudden turn of events. We are concerned that the armed conflict will escalate. The President’s abrupt and unilateral actions puts to waste the positive and substantial gains of the peace negotiations. Turning his back on the negotiating table and espousing an[…]

LEGAL OPINION: On the order to arrest NDF consultants

Atty. Edre Olalia (President of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, bureau member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and secretary of the Confederation of Lawyers in Asia & Pacific) weighs in on the notice sent by the government panel to terminate the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).   Can the[…]