“This is a very bad sign for the peace talks.”
“The Aquino regime has emerged as the worst violator of the Jasig by harassing Jalandoni with an invalid and improperly served subpoena and threatening to arrest and imprison him on trumped up charges of non-bailable common crimes.”
A witness, a certain Roger Reyes Rodriguez linked all three separate households claiming that he was brought by Ruben Saluta from one house to another in search of a gun that he liked.
Luis Jalandoni asks the Aquino government to respect and comply with its obligations arising from the JASIG, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), and other binding bilateral peace agreements.
“Roy Erecre is ill. When he was arrested, he just had a series of laboratory tests and was diagnosed with venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease and diabetes.”
“Instead of respecting the agreements it signed with the NDFP, this government is instead preoccupied in emasculating each one.” – Roy Erecre, NDFP consultant, political prisoner
“We condemn the Armed Forces of the Philippines and PNP [Philippine National Police] units for disregarding Roy Erecre’s NDFP Document of Identification, which he had in his possession upon the illegal arrest. We demand his immediate and unconditional release.” – National Democratic Front of the Philippines
How could the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP proceed? Bulatlat.com’s editor Benjie Oliveros and Rey Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform, discusses about this and more.
Bulatlat.com’s editor Benjie Oliveros interviews Rey Claro Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform regarding the controversies surrounding the peace talks.
“If the Aquino administration is only after the accumulation of prisoners [among NDFP consultants] and does not want to address the roots of the armed conflict, then President Benigno Aquino III would be held liable by the Filipino people for killing the peace talks.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP panel chairman
“OPAPP [Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process] Secretary Deles and Alexander Padilla are setting obstacles to the application of JASIG. They violate the letter and spirit of the JASIG. They cannot declare as ‘inoperative’ a solemn peace agreement approved by the Principals of both Parties.” – Luis Jalandoni, NDFP