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PEACETALK: “Salvaging” the GRP-NDFP peace talks

During the Marcos Dictatorship, the word “salvage” or “salbids” translated into “extrajudicial killing.” To “salbids” is to summarily execute either a drug addict, a suspected criminal, or a communist. It is unfortunate that to call for the salvaging of the GRP-NDFP peace talks amid its virtual collapse can also mean its summary execution. We at […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJul 2nd, 2018

PEACETALK: Interim peace proposal for the 3-month wait on the GRP-NDFP front

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 24 June) — The GRP-NDFP front (Government of the Republic of the Philippines – National Democratic Front of the Philippines) of war and peace has just taken its most recent twist and turn:  the suspension of peace, including back-channel, talks for an announced period of  three months so that President Duterte, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

PEACETALK: The GRP-NDF peace negotiations and process aren’t over

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) &''The peace talks between the Philippine Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is off again. But the peace negotiations and process are far from over. On February 4, less than a year after the much-welcomed resumption of the talks after being stalled during the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2017

PEACETALK: Resume peace talks, resume interim ceasefires

NAGA CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) &'8212; The call to resume the peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is only right and just because their scrapping by President Duterte was premature, even as the NDFP Panel Chief Political Consultant and [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2017

PEACETALK: Encouraging both parties to hurdle the snags in the current round of talks

(Statement of Bishop Felixberto Calang of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, main convenor of Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao and observer in the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks) ROME, Italy (MindaNews/ 20 January) &'8212; We welcome the high level of optimism that marked the opening of the talks in Rome yesterday. As observers in the peace [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

List of arrested NDFP consultants since end of peace talks is growing

Vicente “Vic” Ladlad joined the growing list of National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultants arrested since the collapse of peace talks between the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and the government in 2017. The 68-year-old former activist was arrested along with Alberto and Virginia Villamor in Novaliches, Quezon City, early on Thursday, November […] The post List of arrested NDFP consultants since end of peace talks is growing appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Duterte eyes meeting with Red negotiators

President Rodrigo Duterte is looking into the possibility of meeting with two peace negotiators of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) who have reportedly expressed their willingness to meet with him after the talks collapsed last year. Military consulted Speaking in Puerto Princesa City on Saturday night, the President revealed that he had consulted the military about the proposed meeting being requested by NDFP negotiators Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni. "I called for a cluster meeting including the military. 'So what do you think?' They said, 'Maybe. Perhaps maybe.' It's not a very big margin there, but maybe," he said. Agcaoili, chair of the NDFP ne...Keep on reading: Duterte eyes meeting with Red negotiators.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Militant groups call anew for resumption of GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 23 Oct) – Militant groups renewed calls for President Rodrigo Rodrigo R. Duterte to reopen the stalled peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Anakpawis partylist Rep. Ariel Casilao told reporters during a protest rally marking the Peasants’ Month in Davao City Tuesday that resuming […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2018

Customs personnel urged to come to Lapea's defense, Jose Maria Sison, Joma Sison, localized peace talks, NPA, CPP communist rebels, NDFP   Customs Deputy Commissioner Edward James Dy Buco on Monday urged the bureau's personnel to speak out in defense of Commissioner Isidro Lapea amid criticisms of his competence and allegations of his possible involvement in the cover-up of the smuggling of P6.8 billion worth of "shabu" (crystal meth).   "Let us be proud of him. Honestly, in this administration, he is the only hardliner official that implements truly the reforms of the Duterte administration," Buco said during Monday's flag-raising ceremony at the Bureau of Customs....Keep on reading: News Briefs: Oct. 23, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 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

NDFP to study Bishop’s proposed framework on local talks

BAGUIO CITY — The head of the NDFP negotiating panel expressed their openness to study the proposal made by the head of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) of how to utilize the local peace talks to advance the over-all peace negotiations......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

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:  mindanewsRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Local Peace Talks may work if…

A Catholic leader sees localized peace talks working and complimenting the peace efforts between the GRP and NDFP if utilized as means to promote and discuss the overall agenda of the talks and the proposals of both parties to the wider public......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Communist insurgents reject ‘localized peace talks’ anew

THE National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Tuesday is firm in rejecting the government’s proposal to localize peace talks, saying it will only isolate Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison and was a “divide and rule” tactic of the Duterte administration. In a statement, the NDFP also lashed out at [...] The post Communist insurgents reject ‘localized peace talks’ anew appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Localized peace talks, absurd and stupid — Joma

Jose Maria Sison, the chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) on Monday, July 16, elaborated five reasons why the localized negotiations promoted by the Duterte government is “absurd and stupid”......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

NDFP-Southern Mindanao calls localized peace talks a “surrender package”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines in Southern Mindanao Region (NDFP-SMR) has rejected the localized peace talks now being pushed by the Duterte administration calling it a “surrender package” and a “hollow attempt to draw a veil over the ravages of Martial Law in Mindanao and the escalating bloodbath […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

NDFP-Southern Mindanao calls localized peace talks a “surrender package” - Minda News

NDFP-Southern Mindanao calls localized peace talks a “surrender package” - Minda News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Doors for resumption of GRP-NDFP talks still open – Dureza

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP) Secretary Jesus Dureza said the doors for the resumption of the peace talks between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) are still open but the communists must agree to the conditions of President Rodrigo R. Duterte. In […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Gov’t insists peace talks with Reds must be held on PH soil

THE Philippine government yesterday set conditions for the resumption of peace talks, among them that the next round of talks with the Reds should be held in the Philippines. In a statement, Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said “the doors for the resumption of peace talks with the NDFP are….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

AFP to ask Duterte to end peace talks​ with Reds

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is poised to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the termination of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), AFP spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Lorenzana wants peace talks terminated with rebels

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is poised to recommend the termination of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018