CPP-NPA declaration terminating the unilateral ceasefire

The August 28, 2016 unilateral declaration of interim ceasefire issued by the Central Committee of the CPP (CPP-CC) and the National Operations Command of the New People’s Army (NPA–NOC) is hereby terminated. The Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) shall be given notice today of this termination by the[…]

Talks on joint ceasefire shelved sans release of political prisoners

BULATLAT.COM — Talks on possible joint ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have been deferred to February due to the non-release of political prisoners. The government peace panel committed anew to release political prisoners as the third round of formal talks ended Jan.[…]

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).[…]

Negros peasant leader slain as NDF pushes for genuine agrarian reform in peace talks

INTERAKSYON.COM — BACOLOD CITY, Philippines — A leader of a sugar farm workers’ organization was killed in Negros Occidental Friday night as complaints of human rights violations were traded during the third round of formal talks between the Duterte administration and communist rebels in Rome. The murder of Alexander Ceballos, a leader of the National[…]

Peasants to GRP, NDF: Fast-track social, economic reforms

INQUIRER.NET — The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) on Friday urged the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to fast-track the Comprehensive Agreement on Social Economic Reforms (CASER) in the third round of peace talks. While the group expressed support for the peace talks, they also encouraged the peace panels to[…]

NDFP opening speech for 3rd round of peace talks

OPENING SPEECH FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF TALKS IN ROME 19 January 2017 By Fidel V. Agcaoili Chairperson Negotiating Panel of the NDFP Your Excellencies from the Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of Italy, Dear Countrymen in the Negotiating Panels and Delegations of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National[…]

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[…]