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Cordillera communities celebrate 50th CPP anniversary with CPDF

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army- Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-CPDF)- Mountain Province was held with the local civilian communities from the sectors of youth, women and farmers in recognition of the five decades of organized service of the CPP-NPA-CPDF in the country particularly in Mountain Province.

BANDILLO | Elusive peace

Efforts were made since early February this year for the possible resumption of formal talks. However, the government backtracked and pushed another track, the localized peace talks which discards the national peace talks held in neutral venue abroad. Last month, November, the President closed all doors to the possible revival of stalled peace talks. He then ordered government forces to wage all-out offensives against the NPA and adopted the whole-of-nation approach to crush the revolutionary movement.

NDFP to study Bishop’s proposed framework on local talks

BAGUIO CITY — The head of the NDFP negotiating panel expressed their openness to study the proposal made by the head of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) of how to utilize the local peace talks to advance the over-all peace negotiations.

Takot hatid ng militar sa Isabela

JONES, Isabela — Nagdulot ng takot at pangamba sa ng mga residente at mga lokal na opisyal ang mala-Martial Law na kalagayan sa Barangay Sta. Isabel, Jones, Isabela sanhi ng pagdating at paghimpil ng pwersa ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) mula pa noong Hulyo. Ang presensiya ng militar ay bahagi umano ng pagpapaigting nila ng operasyon laban sa New People’s Army at pagpapatupad ng Community Support Program (CSP)sa ilalim ng Oplan Kapayapaan ng administrasyong Duterte.

Religious convene Cordillera peace network

BAGUIO CITY — Church leaders from the different Christian denominations in Northern Luzon met in the city on August 27-28 to affirm their commitment for peace building. The gathering aimed to provide updates on the peace talks between the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), and present the overview of the draft Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).

Local Peace Talks may work if…

A Catholic leader sees localized peace talks working and complimenting the peace efforts between the GRP and NDFP if utilized as means to promote and discuss the overall agenda of the talks and the proposals of both parties to the wider public.

Bandillo: Terminated for the nth time

The president has declared anew that he could not deal with the revolutionary left citing the spate of tactical offensives and the alleged demand for coalition government.
Quoting the president, “I have terminated the talks with the Reds – Communist Party of the Philippines, with Sison because in the series of agreements before, even the time of Aquino, they entered into so many things that scattered the privileges and power which they wanted.” He said this during the launch of the “Pilipinas Angat Lahat Alliance” in Malacanang last Tuesday.