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NEWS RELEASE November 3, 2010 Former political prisoners today criticized Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s refusal to meet with representatives of negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as an “act of arrogance,” one that is standing in the way for the release of political prisoners, including consultants and staff of the…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The greatest challenge to the peace process is whether, this time, the President has the political will to surmount all obstacles and opposition… Running parallel is whether the peace process is really a problem solving endeavor or just an exercise to manage the conflict, as what previous presidents, deliberately or otherwise, did.” – MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.

By ACE ALEGRE Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY– Communist rebels in the highland Cordillera region flatly rejected calls by the military for localized peace talks insisting “it is unnecessary” because there is a national level negotiation. Also brushing aside as “just empty talk” 401st Infantry Brigade commander Col. Eliseo Posadas’ promise to guarantee the safety of Cordillera…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We are willing to go into serious peace talks aimed at addressing the root causes of the armed conflict through fundamental social, economic, political and constitutional reforms.” – NDFP

Rebelyn Pitao, 20, a teacher at St. Peter’s College and daughter of Leoncio Pitao, an NPA commander known as Commander Parago, was abducted by four armed men at 6:30 p.m. last March 4, 2009 at the crossing of Bago Gallera de Oro Subdivision,  Bago Gallera, Tolomo, Davao City.  She was found dead floating on a…

The bishops want peace, but the military seems to want something else. By GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Posted by Bulatlat ANALYSIS Vol. VIII, No. 2, February 10-16, 2008 The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) last week called on the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume peace talks. It…

Real movement in the peace talks is possible only if both parties–especially the GRP–can find “a way forward,” MILF Negotiating Panel chairman Mohagher Iqbal said. BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 1, February 3-6, 2008 The peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic (GRP) of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation…

The bombings that took place in Mindanao earlier this month are the handiwork of people who want the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to completely collapse, the spokesperson of the Moro revolutionary group said. These, he said, are people who are…