The National Democratic Front of the Philippines said the possible reforms that will benefit millions of farmers is now hanging on the edge with the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte to discontinue the peace negotiations.
The peace negotiations have gained strides under the Duterte administration so it comes as a surprise to a church leader and peace advocate why the President has to discontinue it.
A Catholic leader advised the government to push through with the peace negotiations with Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) instead of pursuing local peace talks undertaken by some local government units.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) said efforts to conduct localized peace talks are bound to fail.
The Royal Norwegian Government on Tuesday appointed a new special envoy to the peace process between the Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) released a summary of their socioeconomic proposal to the government which would be discussed once the peace negotiations between both parties resume.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said Friday, September 29, that it will distance itself from the local government’s efforts in talking with the Communist rebels here.
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) seconded the rejection earlier expressed by the Communist Party of the Philippines against the President’s general amnesty offer to the New People’s Army (NPA).
President Rodrigo Duterte hinted Saturday, September 16, that he is still open to resuming the formal talks with the Communists.
The talks between the Philippine government and the Communists is still on a deadlock as President Rodrigo Duterte insisted that negotiations with the revolutionary movement will only resume if the New People’s Army (NPA) will declare a ceasefire.