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.
A church-based group on Tuesday urged the Government Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front to include in the next round of peace talks, the spate of drug-related killings across the country.
Peace organizations are drumming up their calls for a just and lasting peace days ahead of the third round of the formal talks between the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front here. The talks will take place set on Jan. 19-25.
Leaders of various religious groups under the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform are enjoining the public to support the third round of the formal peace talks between the government and the NDFP slated on Jan.19 to Jan. 25 in Rome, Italy.
Authorities did not release any elderly or sickly political prisoner during the Christmas holidays, contrary to an earlier pronouncement made by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and later statements made by his peace panel officials.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines claimed that the New People’s Army, the armed-wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, has achieved a steady growth of its members across the country.