August 30, 2015     Philippines
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GPH-NDFP peace talks


Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Torture continues – rights groups

“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

NDFP chief negotiator faces ‘trumped-up charges,’ another consultant arrested

“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.”

Friday, May 15th, 2015

GPH not willing to talk peace as early as mid-2013, NDFP says

“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...

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Case of Filipina in death row highlights need for GPH-NDFP peace talks

“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...

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

NDFP to Aquino gov’t: ‘We’re ready for peace talks’

“If the Aquino administration has the political will, peace talks with the NDFP could move forward.”

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

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Why the campaign for a just and lasting peace is important

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective 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.

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