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.
BAGUIO CITY — Progressive groups from the region greeted the city with a mobilization calling for the resumption of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) — National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace negotiations, February 10, after President Rodrigo Duterte’s sudden withdrawal and declaration of an ‘all-out war’ against the rebels.
BAGUIO CITY— Baguio law makers urge the Government of the Philippines (GPh) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to continue with the formal peace talks.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (PRRD) has terminated its peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and unleashed an all-out war policy despite the unprecedented and significant advances made in the Rome Round of Talks on the substantive agenda of the negotiations for the benefit of the Filipino people.
BAGUIO CITY — Youth group Anakbayan Cordillera denounced the “utter insincerity” of the Philippine government (GRP) to fulfill its commitments to the peace negotiations, saying this resulted in the termination of the self-imposed unilateral ceasefire of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA).