By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA
Ikatlo sa pitong tulang alay kay Kian Loyd Delos Santos at iba pang biktima ng pamamaslang sa ilalim ng administrasyong Rodrigo Duterte.
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili accused the Rodrigo Duterte government of wanting to end the peace negotiations after Malacañan cancelled the scheduled backchannel talks in Europe this weekend. “The GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) seems so eager to terminate the peace negotiations…
Dureza refused to give details on their reasons and just asked the reporters present at the press briefing to report their statements “as stated.”
The GRP and the NDFP are still trying to save what appeared earlier in the day to be an imminent cancellation of the round, sources from both parties said.
This is the second time the GRP submitted to its counterpart a set of demands before a formal opening to a round of formal peace negotiations.
After four days of intense formal negotiations and an extra day of back-channel talks, the parties firmed up their agreement on free land distribution “as a basic principle of genuine agrarian reform.”
In a formal ceremony presided by the Royal Norwegian Government facilitator Elisabeth Slattum, the parties signed the document entitled Agreement on an Interim Joint Ceasefire they said was a product of three “very difficult” days of negotiations.
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions NOORDWIJK, The Netherlands—President Rodrigo Duterte’s “barest conditionalities” have put the limelight on the ceasefire agenda in the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ (NDFP) fourth round of formal talks in this seaside town. While the NDFP repeatedly tries to underscore…
Said to be the most contentious issue on the approved agenda in this fourth round of talks, the parties ceasefire committees are discussing the GRP’s bilateral ceasefire proposal it first submitted at the third round of formal talks in Rome, Italy last January and the NDFP’s joint unilateral ceasefire declarations to be bound by a memorandum of understanding.
With nearly all the negotiators, consultants, advisers and resource persons of both parties wearing traditional barong Tagalog and ternos, the ceremony regained some of the light-heartedness of the previous three rounds seemingly lost in the frantic informal discussions marking the first day of negotiations.