Category Archives: NDFP

STATEMENT: Seek Peace and Pursue It

(Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform on the GRP-NDFP peace process) The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) is saddened by the latest development in the peace process. Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in a statement during a forum of peace advocates, said the […]

Mayor Duterte hits burning of construction equipment

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) – City Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the burning of 10 heavy equipment by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas over the weekend in Calinan, Buhangin, and Paquibato Districts that stalled government road projects. In a statement Monday, Duterte said the attacks aimed to keep people living in poverty in […]

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NDFP mobilizes NPA, Moro allies against Maute, Abu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 June) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has instructed its affiliated group, the Moro Revolutionary Liberation Organization (MRLO), operating within the embattled Marawi City to assume home defense tasks against the Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorist groups. In a statement released Wednesday, NDFP peace negotiating panel chair […]

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 […]

CPP still supports peace talks with gov’t but…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 December) — The Communist Party of the Philippines on Monday said it continues to support the peace negotiations with the Duterte administration that will lead to social reforms but warned it might terminate the unilateral ceasefire declaration over “armed provocations” by the Armed Forces of the Philippines. In a statement issued on […]

No bilateral ceasefire, no release of political prisoners — Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – There will be no release of a substantial number of detained communist rebels unless a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said. “Produce to me a signed bilateral ceasefire agreement and I will release them within 48 hours. You can take […]

Defining ‘hostile acts’

Lawyer Angela Librado-Trinidad (center), a member of the government panel negotiating peace with the National Democratic Front, sees the need to define what “hostile acts” are in next week’s second round of GRP-NDFP talks in Oslo, Norway. She spoke at a media roundtable discussion Wednesday (28 September 2016) that tackled the status of indigenous peoples. […]

Looking Forward to Christmas

Lt. Gen. Leonardo Guerrero leads military officers in a briefing with members of the government panel negotiating with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) at the EastMinCom headquarters in Davao City Tuesday (26 September 2016), hoping that a truce would be a respite for soldiers so they could go home for Christmas. Photo […]

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 […]

PEACE TALK: A just peace must be founded on and sustained by reforms

(Opening statement of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines and Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic of the Philippines, at the GPH-NDF peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, on 22 August 2016) Hon. Foreign Minister of the Royal Norwegian Government Borge Brende Hon. State Secretary Tore Hattrem Special Envoy to the Philippine […]

PEACETALK: Dear President Duterte

MANILA (MindaNews/24 July) — On July 18, 3,000 Mindanao Lumad, farmers, Moro, workers and activists embarked on a Manilakbayan (caravan) to take part in President Rodrigo Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 25. This is the first time that a significant contingent from Mindanao will be taking part in the SONA […]