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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

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 News11 hr. 25 min. ago

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 News22 hr. 51 min. ago

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

Lorenzana wants peace talks terminated

DEFENSE Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is poised to recommend the termination of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The rebels were bent on ousting Preside.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Bishop says fate of GRP-NDFP peace talks rests on Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Only President Rodrigo Duterte can “salvage” the peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) from collapsing, a leader of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente said. In a statement issued on Monday, Bishop Felixberto Calang said withdrawing from the talks would not only […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

“Salvaging” the GRP-NDFP peace talks

During the Marcos Dictatorship, the word “salvage” or “salbids” translated into “extrajudicial killing.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Bandillo: Peace Talks now elusive than ever

A review of what happened during the back-channel talks is imperative.  Last March, the GRP Panel informed the NDFP Panel that it wanted to hold informal talks to discuss how the formal talks could be resumed in June 2018. This is de facto nullification of GRP’s Proclamation 360 which unilaterally and improperly declared the “termination” not only of the formal talks but the entire peace negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Editorial: Duterte fears Peace Talks

It would look like the president is afraid of losing in the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH or GRP) when he called it off again early last month. Through back channel talks it was reported that the negotiations were to resume on the 28th of June. As if using the Filipino movie line, “sandali, mahirap na, kailangang maging sigurista tayo,” and then says that he needs three months to study the papers of the talks......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court

A consultant for communist rebels in the peace talks with the government is seeking a contempt citation against his custodian for refusing to release him from detention despite a court order.   Rafael Baylosis, who was arrested in January for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, accused Jail Chief Insp. Jojie Jonathan Pangan of ignoring a June 8 court order for his release.   Pangan is the warden for Jail 4 in the Metro Manila District Jail where Baylosis has been detained since his arrest.   Baylosis, who said the charges against him were trumped up, is one of the consultants for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and a...Keep on reading: NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Decision to end peace talks in the hands of NDFP council, Joma clarifies

The decision to cancel or terminate peace negotiations with the government will depend on the national council of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, its chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison clarified Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Decision to end peace talks in the hands of NDFP council, Joma clarifies

The decision to cancel or terminate peace negotiations with the government will depend on the national council of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, its chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison clarified Friday. Source link link: Decision to end peace talks in the hands of NDFP council, Joma clarifies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018