Negotiate in a non-adversarial way. Resolve differences and overcome obstacles. Focus on the substantial agenda of social, economic and political reforms that address the root causes of the armed conflict and thus move decisively forward to a just and lasting peace. Invoking these vital principles, the two panels in the revived GRP-NDFP peace talks under…
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By Benjie Oliveros
“As a national university, it is but appropriate that we take up the issue of peace talks. And because we’re coming from the SOS campaign, we know that peace talks should be based on justice.” – UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan
“It is a reprehensible, premeditated act designed to preempt the peace negotiations that clearly exposes the innate warmongering character of the AFP which continues to kowtow the AFP-US Aquino’s fascist Oplan Bayanihan,” Rubi del Mundo, spokesperson of NDF-Southern Mindanao Region, said.
That these talks materialized less than a month after the first meeting of the NDFP emissary and the incoming President unmistakably indicates a never-before-seen reservoir of mutual trust, goodwill and understanding. It also speaks of a political will to pursue peace talks in earnest that has been woefully absent under previous administrations.
“He [Duterte] said that he will be a servant of the people in achieving just and lasting peace.”
“The speedy agreement between the GPH and the NDFP on the points for discussion in the formal peace negotiations shows the sincerity of both parties to pursue a just and lasting peace.”
“We hope that through the resumption of the formal peace talks, social justice and the need for fundamental socio-economic reforms will finally be tackled.”
10 things to know about the peace talks between the communists and the government of the Philippines
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com 1. A civil war has been raging in the countryside since 1969. Landlessness, feudal exploitation, state brutality against the poor and marginalized – these are some of the issues that led to the formation of the New People’s Army. An armed force of the poor, by the poor, and for…
Sison said he expects to visit the country in July or August to “talk intensively” with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte about peace. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), was…
“Who would not want national sovereignty? Who would not want land reform…that would ensure food security? Who would not want a patriotic, progressive culture?