Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza and National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison share light moments together before the formal opening of the second round of the peace talks at the Holmenfjord Hotell in Oslo, Norway on Thursday night, October 6, 2016. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
The second round of talks was facilitated by the Royal Norwegian Government Special Envoy Elisabeth Slattum. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza thanks the Royal Norwegian Government for facilitating and assisting the talks. Dureza also welcomed Fidel Agcaoili who is the new NDF chief negotiator. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
The GRP-NDF peace talks in Oslo, Norway is attended by at least 41 delegation from the government, 57 on the NDF side, and six members of the House of Representatives who will join as observers. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
National Democratic Front of the Philippines chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili (2nd from right) reads his opening statements. Agcaoili stressed on the need to release the political prisoners in compliance to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law that was reaffirmed by both parties during the first round of talks. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
After both Parties finished their opening statements, NDF peace panel member Connie Ledesma hands out mini Philippine flag keychains to each member of the government peace panel. She said the keychains were made by political detainees in the country. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza holds a keychain made of beads that was given by the NDF as a token to members of the government peace panel.
Elisabeth Slattum, special envoy of the Royal Norwegian Government receives from NDF a fabric made from the Mountain Province in the Philippines.