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[…]

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[…]

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[…]