The Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines said it is vital to ink a deal to have a conducive environment to proceed with the peace negotiation
Author Archives: ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO
The fifth round of talks between the Philippine government and communists was put on hold on the day that it was supposed to open here Saturday, May 27. Both peace panels said it will be deliberating further on the formal resumption of the talks today.
(L-R) Government peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III and Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza appear to be discussing the final instructions from Malacañang related to the resumption of the fifth round of talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines on on Saturday evening, May 27 (around 12 am PHT, May 28). The Parties meet in a panel to panel discussion at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee, in the Netherlands.(Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Members of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace panels pose for a photo op together with the officials of the Royal Norwegian Government hosting the fifth round of talks at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk Aan Zee in the Netherlands on Saturday evening, May 27 (around 12 am PHT, May 28). (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
The scheduled opening ceremony for the fifth round of talks between the government and the communists was suspended as the Philippine government announced that it will not participate in the scheduled fifth round of talks here until communists cease its armed operations.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines said it is one with the Philippine government in fighting local terrorists groups.
Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said the Martial Law in Mindanao declared by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday will target “anybody who will disrupt the peace.”
President Rodrigo Duterte said the Martial Law he declared in Mindanao Tuesday night may be similar to what former President Ferdinand Marcos enforced in 1972.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to fly in from Moscow, Russia sooner than expected as he placed the whole island of Mindanao under Martial Law following clashes between government troops and suspected local terrorist group in Marawi City on Tuesday, May 23. Duterte is in Russia for a four-day state visit.
Human rights advocates drummed up the call for the release of political prisoners anew days prior to the fifth round of formal talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.