QUEZON CITY — The formal peace negotiations between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) concluded an “exacting yet successful” fourth round of talks in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
The past few months have been a “whirlwind romance” for the peace panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) — a successful third round of the Peace Talks in Rome in January; followed by the lifting of unilateral ceasefires of both parties which eventually led to the GRP suspending the talks in February, and; a few days ago, the GRP-NDFP successfully concluded the fourth round of the peace talks in The Netherlands.
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have successfully concluded the fourth round of talks on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands.
BAGUIO CITY — “We will be flexible.”
BAGUIO CITY — The Baguio City council, this week, passed a resolution supporting the growing clamor for the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to go back to the negotiating table and talk peace.
LAOAG CITY — Progressive groups and churches in the heart of Marcos stronghold-province of Ilocos Norte held a press conference calling for the resumption of peace talks on March 3 at La Preciosa Restaurant in Laoag City.
Last February 20, peace advocates in their region, led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN Ilocos) and Ilocos Human Rights Alliance (IHRA) launched the petition for the resumption of the formal peace negotiations.
It comes as no surprise that the government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) is defecting from the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at the onset of the crafting of the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur — Inbingay dagiti nadumadu-ma a progresibo a grupo iti rehiyon nga ipagnada ti maysa a petisyon kas panangpasingked ti kinapateg ken nairut a kiddaw ti umili iti panagtultuloy ti peace talks.
BAGUIO CITY — More than 300 Ifugao folk left their homes because of the on going military operations against communist rebels in Asipulo town in Ifugao.
There have been advances made by both Parties in the last six months. What are these gains? There have been reaffirmation of past agreements since 1992; release of 17 consultants and some staff, albeit conditionally (on bail); reconstitution of JASIG List; agreed to adopt general amnesty for all political prisoners. There have been three successful rounds – Oslo 1 and 2, and Rome Round where both parties agreed to accelerate peace talks; and significantly under CASER, both parties agreed in principle to the free distribution of land to farmers. And yes, we should recognize that there was truce in 6 months, the longest thus far among administrations. All these will be squandered if talks are totally abandoned.
Maladingitan dagiti umili a mangipatpateg iti kappia gapu kadagiti bigla a panagbaliw dagiti pasamak – manipud iti naimballigian a maikatlo a rikus ti saritaan iti nagbaetan ti Gobyerno ti Republika ti Pilipinas (GRP) ken National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) idiay Roma idi Enero 19-25 inggana iti arbitaryo a pananggibus ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte iti tungtongan iti kappia idi Pebrero 4 a pormal a naipakaamo iti NDFP idi Pebrero 7.