By PHILIPPINE ECUMENICAL PEACE PLATFORM
The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) is saddened by the government’s recent announcement of the collapse of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). As church leaders, we are for the continuing of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and we are deeply concerned with this latest development.
According to an article posted on the website of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), the GPH is “considering a ‘new approach’ to peacefully resolve the armed conflict with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) amid the 22-month impasse in the negotiations and the mounting violence inflicted by the NPA on soft civilian targets”. Read the rest of this entry →