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NDFP Questions Sincerity of Aquino Government in Pursuing Peace Talks but Still Open to Resumption * Latest Posts Politics & Governance Top Stories 

NDFP Questions Sincerity of Aquino Government in Pursuing Peace Talks but Still Open to Resumption

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We are willing to go into serious peace talks aimed at addressing the root causes of the armed conflict through fundamental social, economic, political and constitutional reforms.” – NDFP

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Sison: AFP Chief ‘Daydreaming’ About Finishing Off NPA by 2010 * Latest Posts Other Stories 

Sison: AFP Chief ‘Daydreaming’ About Finishing Off NPA by 2010

By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat MANILA – The chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), which has been engaged in on-and-off peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) since 1986, has derided new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff Lt. Gen. Victor Ibrado for “daydreaming” about finishing off the communist “insurgency” by 2010, when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to step down after completing her term. Early last week, military spokesman Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner Jr. said…

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Filipino Migrants Mount Global Protests for ‘Beloved Hero’ * Latest Posts OFWs & Migration 

Filipino Migrants Mount Global Protests for ‘Beloved Hero’

Jose Maria Sison may be a “terrorist” for others. But he is a “beloved hero” for many of his fellow Filipino migrants across the globe. Overseas Filipino organizations and supporters have been staging protest actions in their respective host countries to demand the release of Sison. BY AUBREY SC MAKILAN MIGRANT WATCH Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 30, September 2-8, 2007 Jose Maria Sison may be a “terrorist” for others. But he is a “beloved hero” for many of his fellow Filipino migrants across the globe. Overseas Filipino organizations and supporters…

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GMA’s Peace is ‘Peace of the Graveyard’ – Jalandoni * Latest Posts Other Stories 

GMA’s Peace is ‘Peace of the Graveyard’ – Jalandoni

What does NDFP chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison’s arrest imply for the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations? Are localized peace talks really possible? Bulatlat interviewed Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the NDFP Negotiating Panel, on these. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VII, No. 30, September 2-8, 2007 As Luis Jalandoni – chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) which has been engaged in on-and-off peace talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) since 1986 – sees it, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s vision of peace…

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Sison Nabbed, NDFP Office Raided * Latest Posts Breaking News 

Sison Nabbed, NDFP Office Raided

BY BULATLAT August 28, 2007 – 10:45pm UTRECHT, The Netherlands – Elements of Den Hague police arrested Jose Maria Sison, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant, Aug. 28, for murder charges. Sison had been previously told by Den Hague police that they would be coming over to the NDFP office simply to get documents. What was supposed to be a visit by the police, however, turned out to be a raid on the NDFP office; and Sison was arrested. Police also took all computers from the…

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Activists Rally in Makati to Protest Sison’s Arrest * Latest Posts Breaking News 

Activists Rally in Makati to Protest Sison’s Arrest

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat August 29, 2007 – 2:27pm MAKATI CITY — About a hundred activists belonging to various organizations under the banner of the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan or New Patriotic Alliance) rallied here earlier today to protest the arrest of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant and International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) chairman Jose Maria Sison in Utrecht, The Netherlands yesterday. Based on a statement issued by Sison’s lawyers in The Netherlands, Jan Fermon and Michel Pestman, he had reported to the…

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No Evidence in Slay Raps Filed vs NDFP, Study Shows * Latest Posts Human Rights 

No Evidence in Slay Raps Filed vs NDFP, Study Shows

The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has on file 28 complaints against the GRP for extra-judicial killings. Twenty-three of these cases have corresponding complaints filed against the NDFP. There is no evidence in most of the corresponding complaints filed against the NDFP, a study shows. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the…

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Kin of Abducted Activists Ask SC’s Help Breaking News Human Rights 

Kin of Abducted Activists Ask SC’s Help

BY EMILY VITAL Bulatlat.com Family members of nine missing persons filed a motion for writ of habeas corpus before the Supreme Court this morning. Among the relatives who filed the case were families of missing persons Prudencio Calubid, Rudy and Gabriel Calubad, Philip Limjoco, Leopoldo Ancheta, Rolando Porter, Celina Palma, Gloria Soco and Ariel Beloy. They asked the High Court to issue a writ of habeas corpus directed to Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., Maj. Gen. Bonifacio Ramos, Philippine National Police Dir. Gen. Oscar Calderon, AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Hermogenes…

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Ex-Army Official Sees Military Smear Drive, Violence vs Leftists in Coalition Gov’t Archived Stories Commentary 

Ex-Army Official Sees Military Smear Drive, Violence vs Leftists in Coalition Gov’t

The former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)’s Psychological Operations Division sees the possibility of military-orchestrated black propaganda and even violence against so-called leftists should they gain representation in the proposed coalition government to replace the Macapagal-Arroyo regime if the campaign to oust it succeeds. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The former head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Psychological Operations Division sees the possibility of military-orchestrated black propaganda and even violence against so-called leftists should they gain representation in the proposed coalition government to…

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The Anti-GMA Forces and Their Proposed Solutions Archived Stories Democratic Space Politics & Governance 

The Anti-GMA Forces and Their Proposed Solutions

While there is a unity among various political forces on the campaign to remove President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from office, there are different ideas on who or what should replace Macapagal-Arroyo should she be unseated. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat.com The July 13 rally along Ayala Avenue in Makati City calling for the removal of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from office was, so to speak, an all-star cast of the various groups opposing the current Malacañang occupant. The forces ranged from Left to Right. Present were the different cause-oriented groups under the…

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Bulatlat Interview: ‘Patriotic AFP Members Can Join Council’ – Sison Archived Stories Bulatlat Perspective Special Reports 

Bulatlat Interview: ‘Patriotic AFP Members Can Join Council’ – Sison

By Bobby Tuazon Bulatlat.com Bulatlat last week held an email interview with Prof. Jose Maria Sison as a political analyst and inspirational leader of the national democratic movement in the country with regards the current political crisis. Sison, who is on forced exile in The Netherlands, is also the current chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The current political situation in the country, which has undergone two people’s uprisings leading to the fall of two presidents (within 15 years) and that of another one…

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