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By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld While the May 13 elections and its aftermath hugged the headlines of the mainstream press and much of the attention of the general public, those who are committed to seeking peaceful avenues for resolving armed conflict in the country have been quietly meeting and crafting their positions on the…

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – In this era of modern technology, what is the worth of a typewriter? For detained consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), it is a valuable tool for their continuing participation, however limited, to the peace talks between the NDFP and the Government of the…

By MACEL INGLES
“The challenges are great, but the possibilities for a peace agreement under the new presidency of Benigno Aquino are there,” Ambassador Ture Lundh of Norway’s foreign ministary said. “At the end of the day, however, it is the parties to the conflict that must prove decisiveness, boldness and political will to move forward, to achieve a just and lasting peace.”
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By Bulatlat The 10th Infantry Division-Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines “is actively opposing and closing the door” to the possibility of an early, safe and orderly release of the New People’s Army (NPA) prisoner of war (POW) Cpl. Dominador Alegre of the 72nd Infantry, said Simon Santiago, spokesperson of the…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat A lawyers’ group has demanded the automatic relief of the highest-ranking military and police officers in areas where extrajudicial killings take place. The National Union of People’s Lawyers made this call on the heels of the abduction, torture and killing of schoolteacher Rebelyn Pitao, 20, last week. Pitao, daughter of…

BY EMILY VITAL May 19, 2008 -1:40 p.m. Randy Malayao, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and former vice president for Visayas of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) was abducted May 15 and remains missing as of press time. Based on the account of Desaperacidos, Malayao was abducted…

BY EMILY VITAL May 19, 2008 -1:40 p.m. Randy Malayao, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and former vice president for Visayas of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) was abducted May 15 and remains missing as of press time. Based on the account of Desaparecidos, Malayao was abducted…

For a month, the military conducted intensive military operations in their village. Fields were bombed; soldiers encamped in the heart of the village; the people were prohibited from leaving their homes; and their farm animals were stolen. Elders of Tubo, Abra have had enough. They announced that they would file cases of human rights violation…