GRP-NDF Committees Resume Talks in Manila

Peace negotiators from the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have resumed negotiations in Manila, discussing the possibility of a bilateral ceasefire agreement between the two parties and the revitalization of their monitoring mechanism for human rights and international humanitarian law.

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Ceasefire holding, GRP gearing for next round of peace talks

 

Close to a month after the Philippine government and the communist rebels reopened peace negotiations, the unilateral ceasefires declared by both parties appear to be holding with no reports of major clashes and incidents.

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Angeles City Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan's Statement on the Isabela and Nueva Ecija Killings of Peasant Leaders

As the Adviser of the GPH Peace Panel representing Local Government Units and as President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, I am condemning the recent  killings of peasant leaders in Isabela and Nueva Ecija.

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AFP Statement on signing of indefinite ceasefire (from Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo, Chief, Public Affairs Office of the AFP)

"The AFP have noted with elation and optimism this breakthrough in the peace negotiations.

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Oslo round of GRP-NDF talks ends in high note

 

OSLO, NORWAY— They all came with guarded optimism and managed expectations. 

When they leave tomorrow, August 27, they will be bringing results beyond what they were hoping for.

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GRP-NDF panels ok accelerated timetable on substantive agenda

OSLO, NORWAY—Negotiators from the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) today, August 25,  gave the green light for an accelerated timetable for its Reciprocal Working Committee (RWC) and Reciprocal Working Groups (RWG) to complete work on th

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Peace is the task at hand

Opening Statement
Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III
Designated Chairman, GPH Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF
22 August 2016, Oslo, Norway

Peace is the task at hand

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