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[…]

Human rights groups: Gov’t “accountable” in death of political detainee Bernabe Ocasla

Bernabe Ocasla, one of over 400 political prisoners in the Philippines, died on November 28. He was 66 years old. He suffered a heart attack and went into a coma on November 25. He had been jailed for seven years. He was among some 130 elderly and sick political detainees who should have been released[…]

On eve of peace talks, rally held in Bacolod for “just and lasting peace”

Activists under the banner of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and other progressive groups held a rally near the Bacolod City Plaza today, to express support for the resumption of the peace talks and call for a discussion of “the root causes of the armed conflict in the country.”   About 100 members of progressive[…]