Various groups urge President Duterte: “Resume peace talks”

Duterte’s backing out from peace talks will bring more suffering to the people – Karapatan http://www.karapatan.org/Duterte%E2%80%99s+backing+out+will+bring+suffering Karapatan strongly urges President Rodrigo R. Duterte to rethink his statement on the termination of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Both Parties have[…]

Peasant group condemns declaration of “all-out war,” calls out military for “sabotaging the peace process”

DND and AFP are the primary saboteurs of peace KMP Feb.7 statement on the government’s declaration of all-out war   The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said defense chief Delfin Lorenzana’s declaration that the government and the military would engage in an all-out war against the New People’s Army (NPA) would result to more human[…]

OPINION: Who is next? Context for the collapse of the peace talks

ARNOLD ALAMON, SUNSTAR.COM.PH — IT WAS only a matter of time for the armed encounters in Makilala, North Cotabato and Malaybalay, Bukidnon to occur which eventually provided the context for the collapse of the peace talks this week.   First, it was the combat operation of the military in Makilala which lead to the death of[…]

NDF slams arrest of consultant as violation of JASIG, CARHRIHL

After President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he was terminating the offical peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), Ariel Arbitrario — an NDF consultant in southern Mindanao — was arrested in Davao City on February 6. Arbitrario was apprehended with companio Roderick Mamuyac, also from southern Mindanao. The NDF and rights groups[…]

President Duterte officially ends peace talks with NDF-CPP-NPA

After both the Philippine government (GPH) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) lifted their separate, unilateral ceasefires, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he was terminating the formal peace negotiations between the two parties. “Peace talks will remain cancelled unless there is a compelling reason that will benefit the interest of the nation,” Duterte[…]

Rights group criticizes military’s role in non-release of political prisoners

KARAPATAN.ORG — “President Duterte’s statement on the non-release of political prisoners confirms the active role of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in sabotaging all efforts to derail the peacetalks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels. The warmonger AFP is[…]

Talks on joint ceasefire shelved sans release of political prisoners

BULATLAT.COM — Talks on possible joint ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have been deferred to February due to the non-release of political prisoners. The government peace panel committed anew to release political prisoners as the third round of formal talks ended Jan.[…]

GRP, NDF sign supplemental guidelines on Joint Monitoring Committee

INTERAKSYON.COM — On the third day of their third round of talks, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) on Saturday signed the supplemental guidelines to the Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).[…]

Crucial 3rd round will “make or break” the peace talks

NEWS.ABS-CBN.COM — The third round of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) is considered as the most crucial stage of the negotiations, according to NDF consultant Satur Ocampo. Ocampo on Thursday said the third round of talks will deal on issues regarding social and economic reforms, which are the meat[…]