The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) urged the Philippine government to order a stand down of state forces in a ten-day Suspension of Military Operations (SOMO) for the AFP and Suspension of Police Operations (SOPO) for the PNP to expedite the release of six remaining Prisoners of War of the New People’s Army.
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Filipino migrant workers and scholars in the Netherlands gather inside the Philippine Embassy in The Hague to listen to the updates on the peace process from the government peace panel on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, 2017. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
On the second day of the fourth round of the formal talks, a small group discussion of the negotiating panels from both sides of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines lasted about 10 minutes before the panel returned on the table to discuss on the issue of ceasefire.
As far as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is concerned, former government chief negotiator Alex Padilla is “trying hard to be a spoiler.”
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines said President Rodrigo Duterte might not get exactly what he wants, but said they are open to make adjustments.
Special Envoy of the Royal Norwegian Government, Elisabeth Slattum congratulated both peace panels of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for pushing through with the fourth round of talks which opened here Monday, Apr. 3.
The fourth round of the formal talks opened around 10 am Monday (4 pm Philippine time), a day late as scheduled after President Rodrigo Duterte issued his conditions before proceeding the formal talks with the communists.
Filipino migrant workers trooped to Radisson Blu Palace Hotel here to witness the opening of the new round of talks between the government and the communists on Sunday morning.
Peace negotiators of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and the Philippine government are jubilant at the opening ceremony of the fourth round of the peace talks at the Radisson Blu Palace Hotel in Noordwijk, in the Netherlands on Monday, April 3, 2017. (More…) (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Local and foreign tourists enjoy the sunset in the coastal town of Noordwijk in the Netherlands on Saturday, Apr. 1. Noordwijk has 13 kilometers of sandy beaches. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)