Continue the peace talks and lift martial law

Press Statement JustPeacePH 30 May 2017Continue the peace talks and lift martial law The JustPeacePH global peace platform in support of the Peace Talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) expresses extreme disappointment with the GRP’s decision “not to participate in the[…]

Call for the release of  Bishop Carlo Morales and NDFP Consultant Rommel Salinas

President Rodrigo Duterte President of the Philippines Manila, Philippine   Dear Mr. President,   Re: Call for the release of  Bishop Carlo Morales and NDFP Consultant Rommel Salinas   The International Coalition on Human Rights in the Philippines – Canada condemns in the strongest terms the arrest and detention of Bishop Carlo Morales and National Democratic[…]

Filipinos and Allies in SoCal Protest Growing US Military Presence in the Philippines, Call Support for GRP-NDFP Peace Talks

For Immediate Release May 2, 2017 Reference:   Nikole Cababa, BAYAN USA Deputy Secretary General, sc@bayanusa.org Filipinos and Allies in SoCal Protest Growing US Military Presence in the Philippines, Call Support for GRP-NDFP Peace Talks Los Angeles, CA – On April 28, 2017, Filipino community members, led by the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines[…]

Five reasons why the current peace talks are ‘unprecedented’

Altermidya.Net April 8, 2017 THE FORMAL peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) concluded an “exacting yet successful” fourth round of talks in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. One of the gains made from the round was agreeing to an interim joint ceasefire, which both panels hope will[…]

#JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017 Events Across the U.S.

The JustPeacePH Peace Tour 2017 is an educational speaking tour that aims to promote grassroots movements for peace with justice and to gain support for the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Featuring four speakers: Dulphing Ogan, Secretary General of Kalumaran (Kusog sa[…]

NDFP: GRP claims of ceasefire by December is “disinformation”

National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panel member Benito Tiamzon decried what he called persistent disinformation from the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) that the two parties are close to signing a bilateral ceasefire agreement. Tiamzon was reacting to a news report published over the weekend in a Mindanao online[…]

NDF negotiating for release of first batch of ‘elderly, sick’ political prisoners

MANILA BULLETIN — About 50 political prisoners—mostly women, elderly, sick and long-term detainees—could be set free in the coming weeks as part of the peace negotiations between the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). “They are trying to release a batch of 50,” NDF consultant and former Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army[…]