The peace talks now going on in Oslo between the government and the NDFP, having moved on to the deep-seated problems that have been sustaining the CPP-NPA-led armed struggle over 40 years, were the subject of editorial comment in this newspaper the other day. I think that certain points were correctly spotlighted and interpreted in the editorial, but it is amiss on others. By SATUR C. OCAMPO / bulatlat.com
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Bad Timing or Timed on Purpose?
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA in Olso
and RONALYN V. OLEA in Manila
Arrests of NDFP consultant Alan Jazmines and activist Ericson Acosta marred the opening of the peace process in Oslo. But both sides remain optimistic that despite these incidents, the negotiations would proceed smoothly.
Nothing much is being said about the agenda and the developments in the talks. This is most unfortunate because what is being negotiated are important matters that could affect not only the peace talks but the future of the Filipino people. And the Filipino people’s inputs and involvement in the talks are not only desirable but essential. By BENJIE OLIVEROS / bulatlat.com
Statement by Alan Jazmines on His Arrest: ‘Violation of Jasig and Mockery of the Entire Peace Talks’
My arrest on the very eve of the NDFP-GPH peace talks by combined forces of the AFP and PNP is an outright and arrogant mockery and sabotage of the peace process.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the NDFP peace panel, said the arrest of Alan Jazmines is an attempt by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to disrupt the peace negotiations which are just about to be resumed on February 15 to 21, in Oslo , Norway.