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[…]

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[…]