Category Archives: CARHRIHL

Gov’t peace panel launches CARHRIHL monitoring committee

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 September) – The government (GRP) peace negotiating panel on Friday launched the body that will monitor compliance with an agreement that seeks to protect the rights of noncombatants in armed conflict. The government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) in the Hague, […]

PEACETALK: Encouraging both parties to hurdle the snags in the current round of talks

(Statement of Bishop Felixberto Calang of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, main convenor of Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao and observer in the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks) ROME, Italy (MindaNews/ 20 January) — We welcome the high level of optimism that marked the opening of the talks in Rome yesterday. As observers in the peace […]

JMC okays joint activities to promote CARHRIHL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 October) — The Joint Monitoring Committee of the peace panels of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines has agreed to undertake together activities that will promote the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL). In a joint statement Sunday at the closing of […]

Jalandoni describes NPA’s new role after signing of peace agreement

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Sept) – The New People’s Army (NPA) will remain but will have a new role after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), peace panel chair Luis Jalandoni said. Jalandoni told a peace forum at the Holy Cross of Davao College […]

GPH, NDF peace panels start talks on substantive agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 August) — Negotiations between the Philippine government and National Democratic Front started Tuesday with discussions on the remaining substantive agenda for the talks that were agreed upon during the Ramos administration in a bid to forge a final peace agreement within six to 12 months. In a press statement from Oslo, Norway […]

PEACETALK: We can decisively move forward towards achieving a just and lasting peace

(Opening statement of Luis G. Jalandoni, chair of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at the start of the first round of formal peace talks with the Philippine government in Oslo, Norway, 22 August 2016) Hon. Foreign Minister of the Royal Norwegian Government, Borge Brende, Hon. State Secretary Tore Hattrem, Special […]