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The Significance of the June 14-15 Preliminary Talks in Oslo 1 * Latest Posts Politics & Governance Top Stories 

The Significance of the June 14-15 Preliminary Talks in Oslo 1

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.

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10 things to know about the peace talks between the communists and the government of the Philippines * Latest Posts Columns Commentary Question Everything 

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 the poor which succeeded in establishing nationwide presence during the anti-dictatorship struggle. Today, the government makes contradictory claims about the NPA being a spent force already while continuing to be the country’s top security threat….

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Joma Sison ‘happy’ to go home soon * Latest Posts Politics & Governance 

Joma Sison ‘happy’ to go home soon

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 all smiles when asked about his anticipated homecoming. Speaking to the media via Skype, June 2, Sison said he expects to visit the country in July or August to “talk intensively” with incoming President Rodrigo…

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The Colombian peace process: a model for the Philippines? * Latest Posts Commentary Contributions Streetwise 

The Colombian peace process: a model for the Philippines?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ask a Filipino nowadays what he or she knows about Colombia and chances are the reply will be about how the reigning Miss Universe, the Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurztbach, almost lost her crown to Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutiérrez, after the emcee mistakenly announced the Colombian beauty to be the winner. However there is much much more going on in this Latin American country of 48 million people. Of major significance nationally and regionally is the more than three-year-old peace negotiations between the Colombian government…

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