Church leaders called on both government and the National Democratic Front to “silence their guns” this Christmas season, despite declarations from both sides that there will be no ceasefire in the holidays.
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Church leaders from various denominations in this city celebrate the Mindanao Week of Peace with a joint statement calling for an end of hostilities between government and armed revolutionary groups amid the ongoing pandemic and natural calamities.
Peace negotiations with the Communists was notably gaining unprecedented advances. But what went wrong?
Except for one political detainee who died while in prison, the numbers of political prisoners released and those arrested under the present government are equal, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines said.
While saying he is not interested in the 2016 presidential race, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte makes a doublespeak when he said he could consult communists and other rebel groups.
Turning 75 this February 8, Professor Jose Maria Sison, chief consultant of the National Democratic Front on the peace negotiations, answer questions from Davao Today on current issues ranging from peace talks to the possibility of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte running as president.
Communists criticized the Armed Forces of the Philippines over its remarks on why the Communist Party of the Philippines declared a short ceasefire, and also slammed the army for violating their own ceasefire.
Two days after the Philippine government called for an end to violence and a militant lawmaker urged for the resumption of peace negotiations with communist rebels, seven government troops were hurt by explosives purportedly detonated by the New People’s Army at dawn Tuesday in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley.
By EARL O. CONDEZA Davao Today Paquibato District, Davao City – “Kami sa gobyerno, dili mi dapat magsarado tanan, magbilin…
By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA
Bishop Modesto Villasanta, spokesperson for the Sowing the Seeds of Peace, said they are always ready to facilitate such request. His group already facilitated a number of releases of NPA captives in the different far-flung areas in the region. They acted upon the request of the families, local government units and church denominations, among others.