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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE SUCCESSFUL THIRD ROUND OF FORMAL TALKS BETWEEN THE GRP AND NDFP IN ROME, ITALY

The Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), together with their respective delegations of negotiating bodies, consultants, advisors, resource persons, cooperators and staff successfully held the third round of formal talks in Rome City from January 19 to 25, 2017.  The[…]

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).[…]

Pilgrims for Peace: 3rd round an opportunity to address people’s needs

Support GRP-NDFP Peace Talks: An opportunity to address the needs of ordinary Filipinos   As the formal peace talks begin in Rome, Italy between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Pilgrims for Peace calls on the Filipino people to support this endeavour since PEACE is[…]

The chance for peace in the Philippines is a chance for change

Statement of JustPeacePH on the ongoing peace talks | October 2016 The chance for peace in the Philippines is a chance for change   The JustPeacePH global peace advocates for just and lasting peace in the Philippines laud the Filipino people for asserting their own demands for change. We believe that this is a chance[…]

New NDFP peace panel chair: ‘Release all political prisoners’

Opening Statement 6 October 2016 Fidel V. Agcaoili NDFP Peace Panel Chairperson Oslo, Norway   Magandang hapon sa ating lahat! This opening statement will be brief. As the newly-appointed Chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, I intend to pursue the policies of the revolutionary movement on the peace negotiations as ably carried out by my[…]