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Peace panel member urges public to uphold human rights, support peace initiatives

A member of the government panel negotiating peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines, its military arm, the New People’s Army and its legal front, the National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) called on the public to be more upright in upholding human rights (HR) and support the initiatives of local government units (LGUs) and civi

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GPH Panel Statement on the CPP/NPA/NDP's Declaration of Ceasefire



GPH PANEL STATEMENT
December 15, 2012
On the CPP/NPA/NDP's declaration of ceasefire

 

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Government monitoring team on human rights probes killing of four soldiers by the NPA in Davao City

The Government of the Philippines-Monitoring Committee (GPH-MC) tasked to monitor the human rights situation under the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) between the government and National Democratic Front (NDF), has begun its investigation of the complaints against New People&rsquo

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Creation of inter-agency monitoring body on HR violations underscores gov’t’s commitment to peace, says Deles

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles on Thursday said the establishment of an inter-agency monitoring body on human rights violations allegedly committed by government and communist rebels underscores the Government of the Philippines’ (GPH) strong commitment to the achie

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NPA must surrender Davao blast suspects, says peace talks monitoring team

The government committee tasked to monitor the peace negotiations with communist guerrillas has denounced the refusal of the New People’s Army (NPA) to surrender the suspects behind the grenade attack in Paquibato District, Davao City that injured 47 persons, mostly children.

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Padilla says justice remains ‘unserved’ for Paquibato blast victims

Government peace negotiator Alexander Padilla today said “justice will remain unserved” for the over 50 civilians injured in the Sept. 1 grenade bombing in Paquibato, Davao City unless the rebel group surrenders the perpetrators of the crime to face the bar of justice.

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Government Peace Panel Chair Padilla Decries NPA Indemnification as Stopgap and Diversionary

In a press statement of today, Alexander Padilla, Chair of the Government Panel in Peace Negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), decried the P5,000 payments to victims of the recent NPA grenade attack in Paquibato, Davao City as “stopgap and clouding the issu

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Statement from the GPH Panel in talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF on the grenade blast in Paquibato, Davao City

On Sept. 1, 2012, members of the New People’s Army lobbed a grenade at a military target in Paquibato District, Davao City, to inflict destruction, if not death. The grenade landed among scores of merry-making civilians at a village fair, injuring 47 including many children. Six days later the NPA owned up to the attack.

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GPH, NDF meet for informal talks, agree to continue discussions

The Philippine government panel for talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines agreed to meet the NDF informally to tackle the issues and concerns that have caused an impasse in the peace negotiations since February 2011.

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Statement of the GPH Panel in talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF on the death of 11 soldiers and 1 civilian in Ifugao

We condemn the ambush today by the NPA in Ifugao that took the lives of 11 soldiers, including an officer, and the wife of a soldier. Those are 12 deaths too many in a conflict that has lasted too long and should have been settled through earnest and thoughtful negotiations.

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