Category Archives: amnesty

STATEMENT of NDFP peace panel chair Fidel Agcaoili

NDFP Media Office Statement from NDFP Peace Panel Chair Fidel Agcaoili December 9, 2016 President Rodrigo Duterte’s allusion to the peace negotiations as a high-stakes poker game is deplorable, as it tragically leads to the inhumane treatment of close to 400 political prisoners as trump cards and the callous sweeping aside of justice by his […]

President pardons 4 communist rebels convicted for murder  and kidnapping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) — President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order granting pardon to four communist rebels convicted for murder and kidnapping, a press release issued by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said. “These rebels have long been recommended for pardon but the previous government did not sign the […]

SELDA to Duterte: Release the 400 now!

News Release 28 November 2016 Govt accountable for death of political detainee SELDA to Duterte: Release the 400 now! SELDA (Samahan ng Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto) demanded the Duterte administration the immediate release of 400 political detainees following the death of Bernabe Ocasla, Monady afternoon. “The Duterte administration is accountable for the death […]

PEACETALK: Caveat Amnestor;  Pax et Justitia

NAGA CITY (MindaNews/13 Nov) — AMNESTY GRANTOR BEWARE.  We write this in the context of an expected Presidential proclamation for certain persons for legally punishable acts committed “in pursuit of political beliefs or in connection with the rebellion waged by the New People’s Army (NPA) under the direction of the Communist Party of the Philippines,” […]

Amnesty proposed for 434 detained NDF leaders, members

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 October) – A draft of the amnesty proclamation for 434 detained leaders and alleged members of the National Democratic Front (NDF) was submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on September 27, the government peace panel said in a press release from Oslo. The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) quoted […]

Fate of political prisoners should not be hostage to peace pact — NDF

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 Oct) — The successful conclusion of the peace talks should not be made a precondition for the release of all political prisoners, National Democratic Front (NDF) chief peace negotiator Luis Jalandoni said in a statement Tuesday. The NDF was reacting to a statement by government (GRP) peace panel chair Silvestre Bello III […]