National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili called the military operations in Southern Philippines and the killings of two activists last week as efforts out to sabotage the peace negotiations.
The recent clash between the military and guerrilla fighters in Southern Philippines makes the unilateral ceasefire declared by the Communist Party of the Philippines “more untenable.
An ethnic group decried on Monday the killing of Veronico “Nico” Delamante, a tribal leader of Mamanwa tribe was gunned down by unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle on Friday, Jan. 20 in Claver, a mining town in Surigao del Norte.
The Tiamzon couple of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace panel shrugs off the rumor about the alleged factions inside the NDFP.
Rigoberto Sanchez, spokesperson of the Regional Operations Command of the New People’s Army in Southern Mindanao said government troops arrived around 5:00 am Saturday in Sitio Concepcion, Barangay Kisante in Makilala town.
National Democratic Front of the Philippines Negotiating Panel chairperson Fidel Agcaoili is not totally closed to the idea of forging a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the Philippine government.
Eighteen years after the signing of the first substantial agreement in the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines peace negotiations, the Joint Monitoring Committee task to monitor violations and implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law will now be fully operational.
The Philippine government is proposing to implement social-economic projects to communities ahead of an agreement on social and economic reforms in the new round of talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines here.
The peace panels of both the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines are expected to sign the supplemental guidelines for the Joint Monitoring Committee here today, Jan. 21.
Philippine Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza is taking a few days off the peace talks here to join a peace forum organized by the United Nations in New York City on Saturday.