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House move to urge PRRD to resume talks with Reds hailed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Sep) – House Resolution 1803 adopted by the House Special Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity on September 12 calling on President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resume the stalled peace talks between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is a positive move. NDFP negotiating panel […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsSep 14th, 2018

4 House members welcome Palace move to resume talks with Reds - Inquirer.net

4 House members welcome Palace move to resume talks with Reds - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t

Peace talks can resume as soon as President Rodrigo Duterte agrees, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria "Joma" Sison said on Monday. But Mr. Duterte is still unwilling to make peace with the communist rebels. Speaking in Patikul, Sulu province, Mr. Duterte said on Monday his administration was determined to fight to the end the New People's Army (NPA), the CPP armed wing. "[We will] deal with this NPA. I'll finish them," Mr. Duterte said. In an online interview from his base in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Sison said he welcomed the move of 61 members of the House of Representatives to bring government and rebel representatives back to the negotiating tab...Keep on reading: Reds ready to talk peace, but Duterte isn’t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Over 100 House members urge Duterte to resume talks with Reds - GMA News

Over 100 House members urge Duterte to resume talks with Reds - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2017

PRRD Open to Resume Peace Talks with Reds

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has expressed readiness to resume peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) provided that the New People’s Army (NPA) stops its extortion activities and attacks. “If you really want to make it happen, then you stop immediately. You and I, let’s have ceasefire. No single shot, not even […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

Solons urge Duterte to resume peace talks with NDFP

BAGUIO CITY — More than 60 lawmakers signed House Resolution 1803 urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

62 House Reps urge Duterte to resume peace talks with NDF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) — Sixty-two members of different party-list groups and district representatives in the House of Representatives have signed a resolution urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resume peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF). Duterte ordered the cancellation of the fifth round of talks in Norway in November last […] The post 62 House Reps urge Duterte to resume peace talks with NDF appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Davao artists unite for peace, urge gov’t to resume talks with Reds

Davao artists unite for peace, urge gov’t to resume talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 4th, 2017

Robredo, 103 House reps urge Duterte to resume talks with communists - Inquirer.net

Robredo, 103 House reps urge Duterte to resume talks with communists - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2017

Advocates urge Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds - Bulatlat

Advocates urge Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds - Bulatlat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

Advocates urge Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds

Advocates urge Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

One Championship looks to make MMA splash in States

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight share of the combat sports marketplace. Try ignoring One Championship now. After staging shows for seven years across Asia from Myanmar to China, One has come out swinging in the U.S. — throwing millions at big-name free agents, signing a major cable TV deal and raising capital needed to not only keep its grip as the dominant MMA promotion of the East, but perhaps use global expansion to eventually rival UFC as the champ of the West. "They're making a serious push," One fighter Eddie Alvarez said. "I don't think it's going to be long before you can crown them one of the top promotions in the world. They've done everything possible in their favor to become that." Alvarez, a Philadelphia native, should know as well as any fighter about One's commitment to becoming a major player in the U.S. fight game. "The Underground King" has fought for several MMA promotions and made his name in Bellator as a two-time lightweight champion and in UFC where he won the same title in 2016 and headlined the promotion's first card in Madison Square Garden against Conor McGregor. The 34-year-old Alvarez became a free agent after his last fight in July 2018 and decided to explore his options outside UFC. He traveled to Singapore and met One founder and CEO Chatri Sityodtong and learned U.S. expansion plans and acquiring other name fighters were on the horizon, as well as ongoing talks that would broadcast fights in America. Alvarez was impressed, not just by One's outline for the future, but in a multimillion dollar contract offer that he says makes him one of the highest-paid fighters in the sport. "Our deal is more in the lines of a real pro sport deal, like football or baseball," Alvarez said. "The package deal is an eight-figure deal. When we brought that to the UFC to match it, they declined matching it and I had to move forward. I'm happy I did because One Championship is the only major promotion that I have not won and conquered the world title in. It's history and legacy for me." Alvarez was part of a flurry of transactions that put MMA fans on notice that One was intent on becoming a singular sensation. One obtained Demetrious Johnson, the long-reigning UFC flyweight champion better known as "Mighty Mouse," in a trade with UFC — yes, a trade — for Ben Askren. Sage Northcutt, once hailed as a future UFC star, also signed with One. Meisha Tate, a former 135-pound champion in UFC and Strikeforce, has signed on as One's vice president and was set to move to Singapore. One strengthened its roster with notable U.S.-based talent ahead of a North American television deal with Turner Sports. The three-year deal will see One content broadcast on Turner's platforms including TNT, which is received by more than 90 million households in the United States, as well as streaming platform Bleacher Report Live and other Turner properties. Turner, which also broadcasts the NBA and the NCAA Tournament, is set to air 24 events in 2019 on its various outlets. B/R Live will stream One: Eternal Glory on Jan. 19 from Jakarta, Indonesia. That date is already familiar to MMA fans — UFC is running its debut show on ESPN-plus the same night (yet in different time zones). Johnson and Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts on March 31 in Japan in tournament competition. "I'm not the smallest guy in the organization anymore," the 5-foot-3 Johnson said. "In America, everybody always looked at me as a child. I won't have that issue when I'm in Asia competing." More elite fighters could be on their way to One. Alvarez, who said he left on good terms with UFC and President Dana White, has suddenly become quite popular among his MMA peers. "Every fighter in town is sliding into my DMs. What's going on? What are you being offered?" Alvarez said, laughing. Sityodtong, raised in Thailand and a graduate of Harvard Business School, is the self-made multimillionaire entrepreneur behind One. He's made a name as the most powerful MMA executive in Asia and has trained and coached in martial arts. Alvarez was wowed — and wooed — by Sityodtong's approach toward building One into an American MMA juggernaut. "In three years, our goal is 100 million live viewers per event, making us as big as Super Bowl Sunday," Sityodtong said at the press conference to introduce Alvarez. One has been aggressive in establish a U.S. foothold in large part because of an influx of cash from some of the top venture capital firms in the world. Sequoia Capital and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund Temasek helped One secure an additional $166 million in funding in October. One said at the time of the announcement it had exceeded $250 million in total capital base. One also recently announced an exclusive partnership in Japan with TV Tokyo, one of the country's largest national television broadcasters. One could quickly crush Bellator as the No. 2 promotion in the United States with a national TV deal and become a viable option for free-agent fighters — even with no scheduled events in America. Plenty of other promotions are also trying to compete or at least carve out a viable slice of the MMA pie, including the Professional Fighters League, which boasts Kevin Hart and Mark Burnett as celebrity investors, as well as Cage Fury Fighting Championship and numerous promotions that air fights in various disciplines under UFC's Fight Pass online subscription service. Alvarez has a stout belief that the MMA promotion made in Asia can make it in America. "The fans there get it," Alvarez said, "and it won't be long until the American fans here get it, as well.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Reds open to resumption of peace talks

        LUCENA CITY -- The leader of the communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) casually received President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement that he is not closing the door for the possible resumption of the stalled peace talks with the Maoist-inspired insurgents.   "The position of the NDFP is clear: it is open to resume peace negotiations with the GRP (Government of the Republic of the Philippines) under the Duterte regime anytime the latter so decides to avail of this avenue to bring about basic social, economic and political reforms for the benefit of the Filipino people," Fidel Agcaoili, NDFP chair, said in a sh...Keep on reading: Reds open to resumption of peace talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Ecumenical group welcomes House’s call for resumption of GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 25 December) – The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) on Tuesday said it welcomes House Resolution 2339 urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Adopted by the the House of Representatives on December 12, the resolution was authored by Rep. Ruby Sahali […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

House adopts measure urging Duterte to resume peace talks

The House of Representatives urged President Rodrigo Duterte to resume peace talks with the NDFP after members unanimously adopted House Resolution 2339 calling on the government to return to the negotiating table and complete the peace negotiations with the communist group. House adopts measure urging Duterte to resume peace talks Source link: House adopts measure urging Duterte to resume peace talks.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Sunday said the Duterte administration's decision to forgo the possibility of forging a peace agreement with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was tantamount to "abandonment of duty." "The government must never say that they are hopeless about peace. It is an abandonment of duty to resolve social ills that led the insurgents to incite protests," Alejano said in a statement. Alejano, a former Marine captain, said the national government should hear the valid concerns of insurgents and deal with these without resorting to violence. "We should not set aside peace talks because it involved the overall security of the people," the Magdalo repre...Keep on reading: Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Chanel sheds exotic animal skin from fashion line

PARIS, France – Chanel has become the first luxury fashion house to turn its back on exotic animal pelts such as lizard, crocodile and snake skin, in a move hailed by animal rights groups on Tuesday, December 4 (Wednesday, December 5 in the Philippines). Its head ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Palace to Reds: Walk the talk on peace

Malacañang yesterday renewed its call for the Communist Party of the Philippines to support President Duterte’s call for peace after CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison reiterated his openness to resume the stalled talks with the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Up to Duterte to resume peace talks with Reds — Sison

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison yesterday said it is up to President Duterte to end his position of terminating peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Executive, House break budget deadlock

TALKS in Malacañan Palace last Tuesday between President Rodrigo R. Duterte and Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo broke the deadlock over the Executive’s proposed national budget for next year, with a leader in the House of Representatives saying the chamber will likely resume deliberations and should be able to meet the deadline for the spending plan’s approval. The post Executive, House break budget deadlock appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Business groups urge lawmakers to weigh costs of shifting to federalism

Local business groups are worried about the consequences of shifting to a federal form of government, echoing the woes earlier raised by some of the country's economic managers. Seven business groups, including the country's largest business group the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), are urging lawmakers to weigh carefully the costs, risks and uncertainty of the shift. In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the local business chambers called for "full, open, and dispassionate dialogues" about federalism, a move that would have far reaching effects in the country and its future. The call for dispassionate talks came after a member of the consultative committee urg...Keep on reading: Business groups urge lawmakers to weigh costs of shifting to federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018