Ang mga kabataan at mamamayan ng La Union ay nagkakaisa sa pagsuporta at pananawagan na ipagpatuloy ang usapang pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng Gobyerno ng Pilipinas at ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at sa seryosong pagsagot sa ugat ng armadong labanan sa ating bayan.
CANDON CITY, Ilocos Sur — Nabara ti panangsarabo dagiti mangitantandudo ti karbengan tao ken sumagmamano nga opisyal ti Ilocos Sur ti posibilidad a pannakaituloy ti tungtongan iti kappia iti baet ti Gobyerno ti Pilipinas (GRP) ken ti National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Iti panagsubli ken panagsango dagiti representante ti agsinumbangir a partido, mapasingkedan manen dagiti immunan a katulagan ken maikkan ti gundaway ti pannakabukel ti Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER).
The Hague Joint Declaration is a framework agreement which requires that no side shall impose on the other side preconditions that negate the character and purpose of peace negotiations.
BAGUIO CITY — More than 60 lawmakers signed House Resolution 1803 urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
The year 2017 ends today on a roller coaster of seemingly karmic events. The Davao mall inferno and a major vehicular accident in La Union with huge casualties followed the disastrous typhoons Urduja and Vinta with epic effects respectively in Biliran and in Lanao. The human life disastrous war on drugs has further divided the nation. And instability within government is marked by endless corruption charges now even involving the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
BAGUIO CITY — Padi Rex Reyes, secretary general of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) called on everyone, especially church people not to lose hope and instead push for the continuation of the Peace Talks as President Rodrigo Duterte unilaterally dismisses the Peace Talks.
President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s termination of the Peace Talks denies the people’s aspiration for peace.
CPA strongly condemns the president’s order to shoot NPAs as this is a violation of due process and rule of law. We must not forget that the peace talks is not yet officially terminated if there is no official notice by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDPF). Hence, the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) should be respected.
Now it can be told. Since August, GRP and NDFP Panel members, have been holding informal back-channel meetings to salvage the stalled peace talks. No media releases. No fanfare.
Let’s talk about the very amiable and energetic Slåttum first. Idun Tvedt deserves another column.
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).
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.