MANILA — A month since they were captured, two Prisoners of War were released by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan del Sur in the presence of Presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte (right) expressed his gratitude during the turnover ceremony May 3, 2016 to the New Peoples Army who have a base in Talacugon,…
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GPH, NDFP peace talks postponed indefinitely
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Hopes for a resumption in the GPH-NDFP peace talks were dashed when the government panel refused the NDFP’s proposal for talks in September until the reciprocal working committees (RWC) on the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (Caser) shall have completed the common tentative agreement on social and economic reforms.
Peace talks between GPH and NDFP likely to resume in September
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Fidel Agcaoili, member of the NDFP peace panel and chairman of its Human Rights Committee, told Bulatlat.com that they already proposed a date for the next round of talks to be held in Oslo, Norway and are now waiting for the response from the GPH panel.
Families of two NPA prisoners of war call on the AFP to pull out their troops to give way to negotiations; NPA assures POWs are treated humanely
News Release May 8, 2011 The NPA’s Herminio Alfonso Command-Front 53 Operations Command has received a letter from the families of the two NPA prisoners of war (POWs), Cpl. Delfin Largo Sarocam (Serial # 797683) and PFC Jayson Burgos Valenzuela (Serial # 872545), dated April 29. In the handwritten letter, the families thanked the NPA…
Video of Soldiers Torturing Captives Riles Filipinos on Facebook
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
After watching the video, which was widely circulated on Facebook, many expressed shock and outrage, denouncing the Armed Forces of the Philippines as human-rights violators, while others simply commented how difficult it is to look at the video and not cry with anger.
Peace Advocates Welcome Video of NPA’s Prisoner of War
An interfaith group deemed as a positive step the release of a video footage of a prisoner of war (POW) held by the New People’s Army (NPA). BY DAVAO TODAY Posted by(Bulatlat.com) The Interfaith Movement for Peace and the Release of Cammayo and Tumol (IMPACT) welcomed the recently released video footage of 1Lt. Vicente Cammayo…
Another Bayan Muna Leader Killed, Three Lumads Tortured
A Bayan Muna (People First) leader who was shot and wounded by two unidentified men in Monkayo, Compostela Valley last November 30 died yesterday at the Davao Regional Hospital. Isabelo Celing, 47, barangay (village) coordinator of Bayan Muna Party List in Haguimitan was shot and wounded by armed men on board a red XRM motorcycle…
Human Rights Watch: NPA Treats POWs Well ¾ AFP Judge
A ranking official of the Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General’ s Office (Jago) is singing a tune different from that of the AFP spokesperson with regards allegations of human rights violations by the New People’ s Army (NPA). “Mas liberal pa nga ang mga NPA, inaalagaan nila ang kanilang mga bihag” (The NPAs are more…