During the first round of formal talks in Oslo, Norway held in August, both parties agreed to “reconcile and develop their separate unilateral ceasefire orders into a single unified bilateral document within 60 days.”
The CPP’s Central Committee and the NPA’s National Operational Command said the interim ceasefire takes effect today and will remain valid during the course of peace negotiations until superseded by a joint ceasefire agreement or until a notice of termination of the said ceasefire declaration takes effect.
Rubi del Mundo, spokesperson of the NDFP-SMR said the order to release prisoners of war is a goodwill measure for the formal resumption of formal peace talks scheduled on Aug. 22 in Oslo, Norway.
“He (Duterte) is showing himself to be more and more cantankerous, inventing one reason after another to attack the CPP and NPA instead of finding ways to push forward peace negotiations,” the CPP said.
“Mines designed to be detonated by the presence, proximity or contact of a vehicle as opposed to a person, that are equipped with anti-handling devices, are not considered anti-personnel mines as a result of being so equipped.”
Ni JOI BARRIOS-LEBLANC Bayan Women’s Desk Ipinanganak ka’t lumisan na magkaiba ang pangalan. Wendell. Ka Waquin. Kung paano tinatalikuran ang uring pinagmulan para yakapin ang paninindigan. Maging pulang mandirigma. Wendell. Wanda. Wak-wak Queen ng Bundok Diwata. O ang kuwento, kung paano ang isang tao ay sabay na naging totoo sa sarili at tapat sa layon…
“In twisting the facts presented to their commander-in-chief, the AFP is leaving out the glaring truth that the its troops were clearly on combat operation and not engaged in ‘civilian’ activities, in direct violation to GRP Pres. Duterte’s ceasefire order.”
“As we welcome the unilateral declaration of ceasefire as a boost to peace talks, we must remind ourselves that it is not so much the absence of war than the presence of justice and freedom that makes peace,” the CPP said.
“It is a reprehensible, premeditated act designed to preempt the peace negotiations that clearly exposes the innate warmongering character of the AFP which continues to kowtow the AFP-US Aquino’s fascist Oplan Bayanihan,” Rubi del Mundo, spokesperson of NDF-Southern Mindanao Region, said.
MANILA — A month since they were captured, two Prisoners of War were released by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan del Sur in the presence of Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte (right) expressed his gratitude during the turnover ceremony May 3, 2016 to the New Peoples Army who have a base in Talacugon,…
Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal described the ‘democracy’ prevailing in the country as ‘disgrasya’ and not ‘demokrasya’. (an unfortunate circumstance and not a democracy)