Tags: peace talks

Duterte’s ‘erratic, crass’ style is woe for the people

Today marks the completion of President Duterte’s first two years in office. The two years are capped by controversies over multiple issues that have been stirred by his cuss-laden off-the-cuff speeches which his administration minions, often than not, pick up as the crux or elements of Executive policy. His “erratic and crass leadership style” –…

NDFP could no longer negotiate with Duterte regime—Sison

In his strongest statement condemning Duterte’s repeated cancellation of formal talks yet, Sison said the Filipino people, especially the oppressed and exploited, cannot expect any benefit from negotiating with Duterte’s government, adding the president has broken so many promises related to the peace process.

Duterte: Delay peace talks, ‘engage’ the public first

In April, President Duterte called for resuming the GRP-NDFP peace talks he had arbitrarily “terminated” in November. Saying it’s the “last chance” for achieving peace with the Left revolutionary movement, he gave the two sides 60 days to undertake informal/backchannel discussions to pave the ground for the fifth round of formal negotiations, which he had…

Joma frustrated with Duterte’s postponement of talks

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions MANILA — While National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili was diplomatic in expressing his disappointment, Jose Maria Sison expressed outright frustration over President Rodrigo Duterte’s postponement of the resumption of formal talks. In a statement after the Government of the Republic of the Philippines’s…

No travel permits yet for 6 NDFP consultants

Set to be the final informal round of negotiations to prepare for the resumption of formal talks at the end of the month, the meeting’s schedule may be affected after both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) have yet to file their comments on the petition for six senior NDFP consultants to travel.

CASER may be approved by July or August—Joma

The parties are reportedly set to sign an interim peace accord via a coordinated unilateral ceasefire agreement as well as a general amnesty proclamation for NDFP-listed political prisoners and the signing of the agrarian reform and rural development and national industrialization and economic development components of the CASER in late June.

DND, AFP are spoiling the peace talks resumption

In his latest turnabout on the issue, President Duterte apparently seeks to convince the public that he is dead set on continuing the GRP-NDFP peace talks that he unilaterally “terminated” just before the start of the fifth round of formal negotiations in November 2017. Twice this month, he has made such a public affirmation. On…

NDFP to file complaint on disappearance of consultant

NDFP chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili said the disappearance of Lora T. Manipis and her husband Jeruel B. Domingo since February 24 will be a subject of a complaint to be filed with their joint human rights and international humanitarian law monitoring committee with the GRP.