The National Democratic Front of the Philippines said the lack of justice, 30 years after the Mendiola massacre shows the need for the country to have a genuine agrarian reform program.
Members of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiating panel (left) and members of the Philippine government peace panel begin discussing the substantive agenda on the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms on the second day of the peace talks in Rome, Italy Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. This is the third round of GRP-NDFP peace talks facilitated by the Royal Norwegian Government. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Opening speech for the third round of talks in Rome of NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson, Fidel Agcaoili 19 January 2017…
There are reasons to hope we can hurdle the task we meant to accomplish in these talks. From the pre-meeting of the panels held last night to finalize our discussion agenda today, I see the same commitments of both parties that animated us during the past round of talks to remain strong.
As a people’s movement for a just and lasting peace, we at Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao are encouraging both parties to hurdle the snags in the current round of talks and give focus on the SER.
Optimistic and looking forward to a more fruitful deal, peace negotiators from both Philippine government and the communists met after more than three months during the opening of the third round of peace negotiations here on Thursday at 10:00 am.
The third round of the peace talks between the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is happening here today until January 25. The talks will open 10:00 am here (5:00 pm Philippine time).
On the eve of the third round of the peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, human rights advocates are lamenting that almost 400 political prisoners in the Philippines remain in jail even with President Rodrigo Duterte’s earlier promise to free them.
The Philippine peace panel expects to hammer out a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the communists ahead of the third round of the peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines to be held here starting on January 19 until January 25.
A local indigenous people’s group in the Philippines expressed its support to the program of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines for the indigenous peoples.