There should no longer be any doubt that President Rodrigo Duterte is serious and determined to find a peaceful solution to the decades old communist insurgency in the country following the release of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon this morning, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said today.
This statement enumerates the agenda items for the resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway on August 20-28, 2016. It was signed last June 15, 2016 during the last day of the exploratory talks of then incoming GPH Panel and NDFP Panel.
EXTRA MILE FOR PEACE. President Rodrigo Duterte (fourth from left) extends handshake to NDF consultants as gesture of commitment to pursue peace despite the recent sharp exchanges with the communist rebels. Also in this photo are (L-R): GPH panel member Atty.
The government panel (GPH), which resumes peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Oslo in Norway, said it is confident most of the detained rebel leaders will be released in time for the formal opening on August 22.
PASIG CITY—A member of the Philippine government peace panel talking peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF) underscored the need for media to be careful in their report in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling over the government's request to grant temporary liberties to key members of the NDF for them to join in the openi
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said they will ask government prosecutors to file and respond to necessary motions and manifestations for the speedy release of detained communist leaders after the Supreme Court said the proper procedures for their releases are within the ambit of the regional trial courts handling their cases.