Category Archives: Oslo talks

Bello hopes bilateral ceasefire agreement signed in 3rd round of talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) —  The government (GRP) peace panel will “strive hard” to have the bilateral ceasefire agreement with the National Democratic Front (NDF) signed during the third round of formal peace negotiations on January 19 to 25 in Rome, Italy, its chief negotiator said. GRP peace panel chair and concurrent Labor Secretary Silvestre […]

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,” […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Philippine Business Conference

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 42ND PHILIPPINE BUSINESS CONFERENCE (PBC) AND EXPO CONCLUDING CEREMONY “GIANT STEPS 2016 AND BEYOND” [Delivered at Marriott Hotel, Pasay City | 13 October 2016] Kindly sit down. Salamat po. Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Secretary Ramon Lopez, members of the Diplomatic Corps, […]

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 […]

Peace app launched to update youth on Gov’t-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) launched a mobile application called “PeaceBOC” (Peace Buddies Organizing for Change) that seeks to reach, update, and educate the youth and the millennials on the ongoing peace negotiations between government and the National Democratic Front (NDF). The mobile app, […]

PEACETALK: “To negotiate for the people, with the people and through the people” Antonio B. Arellano

(Opening statement of Government peace panel member Atty. Antonio B. Arellano at the media roundtable on Addressing Marginalization: The Indigenous Peoples and the Peace Process between Government and the National Democratic Front,” held at the Pinnacle Hotel in Davao City on 28 September 2016) DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 September) — In the formulation of […]

GenSan City Council commends GPH, NDF for “historic” Oslo talks

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 01 September) – The City Council has passed a resolution commending the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) for the “historic and unprecedented” first round of formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway last week, as it expressed hope it would eventually bring lasting peace in the country. It […]

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 […]

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up at the resumption of the formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, the two parties said in separate press statements on Friday. The Parties agreed on the following:reaffirmation of […]

GPH, NDF peace panels agree on 6 major agenda in Oslo talks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 August) — The peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front on Thursday reached agreement on six major agenda taken up at the resumption of the formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, the two parties said in separate press statements on Friday. The Parties agreed on the following:reaffirmation of […]

Duterte: “I will release money and lands” to NPA guerrillas if peace nego succeeds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 August) – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to give guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) “money and lands” when the peace negotiations between the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) succeeds. In a press conference he called for at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday outside a seafood restaurant where he had a […]

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 […]

Ceasefire!

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) – The guns will be silent by 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, August 21, as government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have both declared a unilateral ceasefire – the NDF for seven days but open to discussing a longer period, and the government “for as long as necessary to bring […]

CPP declares unilateral ceasefire; orders release of two captives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 August) — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) declared Friday evening a seven-day unilateral ceasefire starting 12:01 a.m. on August 21 to “celebrate and bolster” the formal resumption of the peace negotiations with government (GPH) in Oslo, Norway on August 22 to 26. In a statement posted on the cpp.ph website on Friday, […]