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NMs closely monitor peace negotiations

QUEZON CITY — The national minorities are keenly monitoring the developments of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) especially the discussions on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER).

Statements: Address the roots of the armed conflict, 25 years of The Hague Joint Declaration

Twenty-five years ago, a short document was signed by some visionary Filipinos. The Hague Joint Declaration signified an entry into the daring work of peace-building in the Philippines, shifting the dialogue and framing the peace process between the National Democratic Front in the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in a helpful way.

Cagayan Valley advocates walk for peace

SANTIAGO CITY — Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), with the United Church of Christ Philippines (UCCP), Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) Cagayan Valley, headed the Walk for Peace cum Peace Summit last July 26 at Reina Mercedes, Isabela. They demanded for the government to continue the negotiations for peace and to end martial law in Mindanao.

Bandillo: Will the GRP-NDFP peace talks ever resume?

“Give me a piece of paper. I will write it for you. Give it to them,” Duterte told reporters at the sidelines of the 113th founding anniversary celebration of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. He is responding to the query about the prospect of talks with the National Democratic Front

People’s woes worse under Duterte — NPA Kalinga

KALINGA — The local command of the New People’s Army (NPA) here denounced the ‘continuing crisis of the masses’ as President Rodrigo Duterte marks his first year with his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 24.

Editorial: Are we truly an independent nation?

The former President Diosdado Macapagal on May 12, 1962, declared June 12 a Philippine public holiday, to commemorate the “people’s declaration of their inherent and inalienable right to freedom and independence,” and in 1964 he proclaimed June 12 as the Philippine Independence Day.

Bandillo: The 5th round of Peace Talks

I will be attending the 5th Round of GRP-NDFP Peace Talks at Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands on May 27-June 1, 2017. I just received my international plane ticket and insurance courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Government, the third party facilitator in the ongoing GRP-NDF Peace Talks. The venue of talks is a charming beach town on the north coast of The Netherlands. The place offers picturesque vistas of the North Sea from large in-room windows.

Youthspeak: Ano ba ang Peace Talks na ‘yan?

Tinanong ko na din yan sa sarili ko noong una kong narinig ang salitang yan sa hayskul. Hindi pa nakiliti ang isip ko noon kaya pinalipas ko ang pagpapalalim at nag-DOTA muna hanggang sa namulat na ako sa mga mahahalagang isyu ng bayan at isa na nga doon ang peacetalks. Sa kabila napakabilis na akses ng kabataan sa multimedia, tila nahuhuli pa rin ang malaking seksyon ng kabataan sa kaalaman dito. Kaya subukan natin alamin sa artikulong ito ang mga kadalasang tanong ng karaniwang kabataan hinggil sa usapin ng peacetalks.

Moro-Christian group hits Duterte’s “on-off” stance on Peace Talks

BAGUIO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte’s “on-off-on” stance on the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is “nauseating” as state-perpetrated violence among national minorities and activists continue to rise, a grassroots alliance of Muslims and Christians said.

As The Bamboos Sway: On the Philippine Peace Talks, foreign domination and Gina Lopez

In the push for wanting to achieve peace in the Philippines through the ongoing revived peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP), Filipino immigrants and Filipino-Americans trooped to the Philippine Consulate on Los Angeles, California last April 28, 2017.