Month: January 2017

Focusing on core agenda, peace talks forge ahead

Having done their assigned tasks to move forward on the most substantive agenda of the GRP-NDFP peace talks, the two parties met this week in Rome for their third round of formal negotiations under the Duterte administration. It wasn’t easy sailing: the NDFP side described as “difficult” the five-day discussions; the GRP side deemed them…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — 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…