Tags: GRP-NDFP peace talks

Snagged peace talks to continue in August

Yes…! The ball is rolling forward again, though slowly, for the GRP-NDFP peace talks. Both parties are moving cautiously but expressing determination to pursue and achieve their agreed-on targets, following the unprecedented progress racked up in the first three rounds of formal negotiations. As narrated in this space last week, the GRP panel interdicted the…

Continue peace talks rather than wage war

How shall we read this latest situation? What can we expect to happen next? Having dispatched his peace adviser Jesus Dureza and a team of government negotiators to Europe and allowed the travel of NDFP negotiating panel member Benito Tiamzon and two consultants to participate in back-channel talks, President Duterte made a U-turn and ordered…