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Breakthrough in Philippine peace process

‘In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough.

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Cordillera Peace Advocates Urge CPP-NPA-NDF to Declare a Reciprocal Unilateral Ceasefire

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of unilateral ceasefire gave us hope that the longstanding armed conflict between the Government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) is finally nearing its end.

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PEPP Encourages GRP-NDFP to Dialogue on Contentious Issues

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the largest alliance of church federations in the Philippines commends both parties for the resumption of the peace talks on August 20, 2016.

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UN Committee Against Torture considers PH 3rd report

Undersecretary Corvera, in his opening statement, declared that the “Philippines sees every opportunity to evaluate its human rights record as an opportunity for improvement” and welcomed the observations of CAT.

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ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman's Message on the 2nd Anniversary of the CAB

For almost half a century, the struggle to establish a genuine Bangsamoro political system of self-governance in Mindanao has been the passion and vision of the region’s multi-cultural communities. The cost of this righteous cause has been overwhelming in terms of lives lost, properties destroyed and hindered socio-economic development.

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GRP-NDF Committees Resume Talks in Manila

Peace negotiators from the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) have resumed negotiations in Manila, discussing the possibility of a bilateral ceasefire agreement between the two parties and the revitalization of their monitoring mechanism for human rights and international humanitarian law.

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Ceasefire holding, GRP gearing for next round of peace talks

 

Close to a month after the Philippine government and the communist rebels reopened peace negotiations, the unilateral ceasefires declared by both parties appear to be holding with no reports of major clashes and incidents.

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Brief Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on the Release of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad

Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad was released by his captors earlier today, Saturday, at around 2PM somewhere in Patikul, Sulu.

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Brief Remarks of Irene M. Santiago on #WomenSeriously, the Global Campaign on Women, Peace and Security

Brief Remarks of Irene M. Santiago
Lead Convener, #WomenSeriously, the Global Campaign on Women, Peace and Security
Launch of the Women’s Peace Tables Worldwide
Dublin, Ireland; 10 September 2016

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Bello asks NBI to probe peasant killings

Labor Secretary and government peace panel (GRP) chair Silvestre H.

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Angeles City Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan's Statement on the Isabela and Nueva Ecija Killings of Peasant Leaders

As the Adviser of the GPH Peace Panel representing Local Government Units and as President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, I am condemning the recent  killings of peasant leaders in Isabela and Nueva Ecija.

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Peace panel eyes 1-year talks, 5 years implementation of reforms

CEBU CITY—The government (GRP) panel negotiating peace with the National Democratic Front (NDF) is committed in signing a final peace agreement with communist guerillas within one year, giving the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte five more years to start implementing key reforms mutually-agreed upon by both parties.

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Message of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on the Commemoration of the 2016 National Peace Consciousness Month

Isang pagbati ng kapayapaan sa ating lahat!

This year’s National Peace Consciousness Month is filled with incomparable optimism and unprecedented accomplishments.

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