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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

President Duterte officially ends peace talks with NDF-CPP-NPA

After both the Philippine government (GPH) and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) lifted their separate, unilateral ceasefires, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that he was terminating the formal peace negotiations between the two parties. “Peace talks will remain cancelled unless there is a compelling reason that will benefit the interest of the nation,” Duterte[…]

Rights group criticizes military’s role in non-release of political prisoners

KARAPATAN.ORG — “President Duterte’s statement on the non-release of political prisoners confirms the active role of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in sabotaging all efforts to derail the peacetalks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace panels. The warmonger AFP is[…]