Category Archives: JASIG

HR group condemns police, military for arresting Iglesia Bishop and three others

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) — Human Rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao condemned the police and military for arresting last Friday in Ozamiz City Bishop Carlo Morales of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI), his wife Ma. Teofilina Morales, church driver Isadome Dalid, and alleged National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Rommel Salinas. […]

STATEMENT: Barug Katungod Mindanao on AFP’s “all-out war”

Barug Katungod Mindanao For Reference: Ryan Amper Spokesperson AFP’s all-out war to aggravate human rights violations especially in Mindanao Barug Katungod Mindanao is seeing more human rights violations after a formal letter signed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza addressed to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) declaring the Government […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Q&A, Cagayan de Oro City. 05 Feb 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk MEDIA INTERVIEW  WITH PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY [Camp Evangelista Chapel ,4th ID, Patag, Cagayan de Oro | 05 February 2017] […]

Gov’t ends JASIG with NDF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) — The Government of the Republic of the Philippines served on Tuesday to the National Democratic Front its notice of termination of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). In a statement, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process said President Duterte instructed them to serve the […]

Duterte orders arrest of NDF consultants; NDF says they are protected under JASIG

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 February) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest and detention of the consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) who were temporarily released in August to participate in the peace talks, and the cancellation of the passports of those who refuse to return to the country. “Iyong lahat […]

PEACETALK: We must prove to our people that these negotiations will indeed bring about genuine change

(Opening speech for the Third Round of Talks in Rome of Fidel V. Agcaoili, chair of the NDFP negotiating panel, 19 January 2017, in Rome Italy) Your Excellencies from the Royal Norwegian Government and the Government of Italy, Dear Countrymen in the Negotiating Panels and Delegations of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines […]

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 […]

GPH-NDF’s ceasefire second after 1986

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 August) – Indefinite ceasefire. The Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have each declared a unilateral ceasefire that took effect at 12:01 a.m. on August 21 and will continue indefinitely as their ceasefire committees “reconcile and develop their separate unilateral ceasefire orders into a single unified bilateral agreement within […]

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 […]

Sison optimistic on resumption of peace talks

Amalia B. Cabusao Editor in Chief, Mindanao Times UTRECHT, The Netherlands (MindaNews/15 August) – The founding chair of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is optimistic that the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) will be pursued sincerely by both […]

Peace adviser, Senate President and House Speaker attending GPH-NDF talks in Oslo

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) – Formal negotiations between the Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panels will start on August 20 in Oslo, Norway with the incoming Senate President and House Speaker attending, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said. Dureza told reporters they invited Senator Aquilino […]