April 25, 2014     Philippines
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Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Elusive peace

The peace talks between the Government of the Philippines, represented by the Aquino administration, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have been on and off during the last few years. The Aquino administration, which took over the reins of government on a platform of change, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines,...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bulatlat webcast: Prospects for peace talks (Part 2)

How could the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP proceed? Bulatlat.com's editor Benjie Oliveros and Rey Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform,...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Bulatlat webcast: Threshing out the obstacles to peace (Part I)

Bulatlat.com's editor Benjie Oliveros interviews Rey Claro Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform regarding the controversies surrounding the peace talks.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Yolanda victims seek support of Church in call for justice, assistance from gov’t

“We feel that the Aquino government has let the people down. There are many who continue to suffer five months after the calamity, and the government’s reconstruction is inherently anti-poor.” – Sr. Edita Eslopor, spokesperson of People...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

26-year-old charges filed vs Tiamzon couple

Lawyers of the Tiamzon couple asked the court, presided by Judge Madonna Echiverri, to give them five days to study the records and the evidence so they could appraise their clients about the charges being filed against...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Series of arrests of NDFP consultants dims prospects for peace – NDFP

“If the Aquino administration is only after the accumulation of prisoners and does not want to address the roots of the armed conflict, then President Benigno Aquino III would be held liable by the...

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Revolutionary women’s group calls for release of Wilma Austria, others

MANILA — Wearing masks, members of Makabayang Kilusan ng Bagong Kababaihan (Makibaka), an allied organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), staged a lightning rally, March 25 at downtown Carriedo. Makibaka condemned the arrest...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Duterte, Bello to gov’t: honor JASIG

Duterte: The government should honor what we have committed to the people and to the CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines).

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Arrest of Tiamzon couple, violation of immunity pact – NDFP

“This latest flagrant violation of the Jasig by the Aquino regime, in addition to so many other gross violations of the Jasig, most seriously prejudices the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP panel chairman

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Youth groups file 1st appeal on SC ruling on Cybercrime Law

“Upholding the constitutionality of the Cybercrime Law is tantamount to sanctioning repression of the freedom of expression and speech, a move that harks back to the dark days of the Marcos dictatorship.” – College Editors Guild of...

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Aquino government rushing ‘upgrading,’ construction of military bases for US use

The Philippines is contributing to the spending requirement for the expansion here of US military facilities.

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