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[…]

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[…]

Various groups urge President Duterte: “Resume peace talks”

Duterte’s backing out from peace talks will bring more suffering to the people – Karapatan 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[…]

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[…]

CPP-NPA declaration terminating the unilateral ceasefire

The August 28, 2016 unilateral declaration of interim ceasefire issued by the Central Committee of the CPP (CPP-CC) and the National Operations Command of the New People’s Army (NPA–NOC) is hereby terminated. The Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) shall be given notice today of this termination by the[…]