Category: Politics & Governance

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…

Yearender 2016 | Will the talks bring the country closer to peace based on justice?

Whatever happens in the negotiating table, the CPP said the Filipino people must unite, strengthen their ranks and intensify the struggle for a better society. By RONALYN OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Hopes were high when formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines(GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines…

President Rodrigo Duterte’s killing fields and people’s war in the Philippines

Interview with E. San Juan, Jr. by Andy Piascik 1. Who is President Rodrigo Duterte and who and what does he represent? For 22 years, Duterte was mayor of Davao City, the largest urban complex in Mindanao island, Philippines. TIME magazine dubbed him “the Punisher” for allegedly organizing the death-squads that eliminated drug dealers and…