“Mr. President, please, don’t dictate.”
Tags: GRP-NDFP talks
By DEE AYROSO
The interests of national minorities are in place in the NDFP proposal for social and economic reforms.
By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat MANILA – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines filed a complaint before the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on the tailing and surveillance on its panel member and consultants in Manila last March 16. In an April 6 letter to Philippine government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III, NDFP…
“Usaping sikmura na po ang pag-uusapan ng GRP at NDFP,” (The GRP and NDFP will be talking about gut issues.)
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.”
Many steps have yet to be undertaken for the spirit and intent of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) — to make the armed conflict more humane and to protect civilians — be realized.
Jalandoni further said he assumed that GRP ceasefire declaration is necessarily connected with the release of all current political prisoners under the amnesty proclamation to be issued by the President Duterte and concurred in by a majority of Congress, as referred to by the Oslo Joint Statement of June 15, 2016.