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…
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“The militarist approach of the Aquino regime in dealing with the revolutionary movement and in the peace talks is the same as and as bad as Arroyo’s.” – Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria
The decision was based solely on the testimony of Bayani Domingo, who claimed to be a former member of the New People’s Army before he surrendered to the military in 2006.
The GPH should respect previously signed agreements especially the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”
“The Aquino regime has emerged as the worst violator of the Jasig by harassing Jalandoni with an invalid and improperly served subpoena and threatening to arrest and imprison him on trumped up charges of non-bailable common crimes.”
“Despite these and in the absence of formal notice of termination (of negotiations) from the GPH, the NDFP remains open to the resumption of talks if the GPH shows willingness to comply with its obligations under the agreements.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP
“The very reason that drove Mary Jane Veloso away was economic difficulties, the dream of a better life. All the more there is a need to resume the peace talks so that both panels can proceed with the discussion on socio-economic reforms.”
“If the Aquino administration has the political will, peace talks with the NDFP could move forward.”
“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…
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 Glenda was an important event: the launching of Kapayapaan, a campaign for a just and lasting peace. Why…