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[…]

LEGAL OPINION: On the order to arrest NDF consultants

Atty. Edre Olalia (President of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, bureau member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and secretary of the Confederation of Lawyers in Asia & Pacific) weighs in on the notice sent by the government panel to terminate the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).   Can the[…]

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[…]