GRP-NDFP Joint Statement, signed during the October 6-9 peace talks

  The second round of the Formal Peace Talks between the GRP and the NDFP was successfully held from October 6 to 9, 2016, through the kind facilitation of the Royal Norwegian government in Oslo, Norway. This Joint statement was signed during the closing ceremonies embodying the current status of the negotiations: (1) Releases: after[…]

STREETWISE – Thorny issues emerge in Oslo peace talks

Streetwise by Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Thorny issues emerge in Oslo peace talks The second round of peace talks in Oslo, Norway between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines(GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ended on a noticeably less upbeat tone compared to the resumption in August. The weather seemed to[…]

Three points of view: Analyses and developments after the second round of peace talks

At the conclusion of the second round of the GRP-NDF peace talks in Oslo, Norway, various commentators offer their perspective on the outcome, and the crucial issues which still need to be addressed. Three points of view: Analyses and developments after the second round of peace talks 1. Business World: “Thorny issues emerge in Oslo[…]

NDFP: Some progress in 2nd round, but uncertainties remain

Press Release NDFP Media Office| 12 October 2016   Second round ends with some progress but uncertainties remain   The second round of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations ended with some progress but uncertainties remain that serve to dampen the initial optimism on the part of the NDFP negotiators and consultants. There is now growing uneasiness and[…]

Second round of peace talks could lead to “breakthrough”

Edgardo Pamintuan, adviser to the Government of the Philippines Peace Panel, says, “Our hopes are high that we will achieve another breakthrough and come up with more comprehensive agreements that will lead to the formal signing of a peace settlement by next year.” ANGELES CITY — Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan expressed optimism that the negotiations[…]