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.
The Communist Party of the Philippines formally launched Monday the “National Peace Assembly for Just and Lasting Peace” which highlights the importance of the “people’s democratic revolution” to achieving a genuine lasting peace.
The widow of a famous rebel leader urged the people to continue with the revolutionary struggle during the celebration of the 48th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines here.
Top government officials attended the celebration of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ 48th anniversary here on Monday, Dec. 26.
The government peace panel announced it will release the sick and the elderly prisoners before Christmas, allaying fears that the ongoing peace negotiations with the communists will collapse.
Is the National Democratic Front of the Philippines ready to sign a bilateral peace agreement even without the release of political prisoners?