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[…]

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[…]

The NDFP and GRP Talks: defying odds, fighting spoilers|Kodao Productions

Reposted from: The NDFP and GRP talks: defying odds, fighting spoilers NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands—Defying odds, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) negotiating panels pushed through with the opening ceremony of their fourth round of formal peace negotiations yesterday, April 3. Despite fears that[…]

Back on the table: Gov’t, Reds kick off 4th round of formal talks | Davao Today

Apr. 03, 2017  ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO Reposted from: http://davaotoday.com/main/politics/back-on-the-table-govt-reds-kick-off-4th-round-of-formal-talks/ NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands — A series of informal talks that lasted for about a day of delay finally pulled off its trick to bring the negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines back to the negotiating table.The fourth round[…]

Gains of the peace talks in 6 months

By Manila Today Staff Reposted from: http://www.manilatoday.net/gains-of-the-peace-talks-in-6-months/ We list the work and the achievements of the Government of the Philippines’ (GRP) panel under President Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Peace Panel from the resumption of formal talks in August 2016 up to January 2017. These efforts and achievements should[…]

Over 100 lawmakers sign resolution urging the President to continue peace talks

Legislators filed on February 9 a resolution calling on President Rodrigo Duterte to continue peace talks with the National Democratic Front. HR 769 is titled, “Resolution Urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to Continue the Peace Negotiations Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, Considering the[…]

Various groups urge President Duterte: “Resume peace talks”

Duterte’s backing out from peace talks will bring more suffering to the people – Karapatan http://www.karapatan.org/Duterte%E2%80%99s+backing+out+will+bring+suffering 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[…]

OPINION: Who is next? Context for the collapse of the peace talks

ARNOLD ALAMON, SUNSTAR.COM.PH — IT WAS only a matter of time for the armed encounters in Makilala, North Cotabato and Malaybalay, Bukidnon to occur which eventually provided the context for the collapse of the peace talks this week.   First, it was the combat operation of the military in Makilala which lead to the death of[…]