DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 July) – Only President Rodrigo Duterte can “salvage” the peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) from collapsing, a leader of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente said. In a statement issued on Monday, Bishop Felixberto Calang said withdrawing from the talks would not only […]
(Transcript of the remarks by Philippine Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 24 Apri 2018. Transcript courtesy of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process) Mr. President, your Excellencies, good afternoon. First of all, let me bring to you the […]
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 April) — Mayor Sara Duterte is asking her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, to reconsider his decision to reopen peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) as it is “counterproductive and plainly useless.” “While I trust the wisdom of the President and his intention to end the insurgency problem peacefully, […]
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(Statement of Mayor Sara Duterte on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front, released by the City Information Office on 13 April 2018) Respectfully, I am asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to reopen the negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. I believe the insurgency problem can […]
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DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Feb) –The peace talks between the Philippine Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is off again. But the peace negotiations and process are far from over. On February 4, less than a year after the much-welcomed resumption of the talks after being stalled during the […]