January 29, 2015     Philippines
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GPH-NDFP peace talks

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Peace advocates call on Pope Francis to broker GPH-NDFP talks

“We join you in spreading and living the message of St. Francis that there can only be lasting peace here on earth if there is social justice, equity and freedom.” – Kapayapaan By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – It has been more than three years since formal peace talks between the Government of the

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Why the campaign for a just and lasting peace is important

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Bulatlat.com Squeezed between President Aquino’s belligerent speech against the Supreme Court’s decision declaring his and Budget Sec. Florencio “Butch” Abad’s pet program the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the equally destructive Typhoon...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Tomas Millamena: Bishop of the people, staunch defender of justice and peace

“He had always known the issues that would arise, whether pastoral or otherwise, because his ministry grew out of the deep well of engagement with the lives of the people.”

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

NDFP consultant held incommunicado, denied of right to counsel

“Instead of respecting the agreements it signed with the NDFP, this government is instead preoccupied in emasculating each one.” – Roy Erecre, NDFP consultant, political prisoner

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

‘Ceasefire should not be a precondition to peace talks’ – Benito Tiamzon

“The reactionary government is only after a ceasefire while the revolutionary movement treats ceasefire as a result of substantive agreements. The reactionary government only wants a ceasefire because it does not want to address the fundamental roots...

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Why is there an impasse on GPH-NDFP peace talks

The NDFP believes that genuine agrarian reform and national industrialization are key measures in addressing the roots of the armed conflict, but the GPH refuses to discuss these saying that climate change is the country’s biggest problem.

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.

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Tribunal of gunpowder and gold

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...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Is Aquino closing his doors on the NDFP?

While the NDFP said it is open to resuming peace talks with the government, it noted that the Aquino government’s pronouncements, and its actions reveal a seeming lack of interest in pursuing the talks.

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