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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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Message of PILIPINA Inc. on the 2nd Anniversary of the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

The signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) reminded me of the time when there was high optimism and abundance of goodwill that the Bangsamoro will come to pass. We hope that to carry on that optimism and goodwill.

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Message of Balay Rehabilitation Center on the 2nd Anniversary of the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

On this memorable day, when we celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, I wish to congratulate both the Philippine government led by President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) led by Datu Al-Haj Murad, and their respective panels for the signing of the CAB.

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Message of Center for Peace Education – Miriam College on the 2nd Anniversary of the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB)

The peace process in Mindanao may have stalled with the non-passage of the BBL but let us all remember that the CAB, which anniversary we commemorate this month, already reflects the principles for the establishment of an autonomous political entity for the Bangsamoro, recognizing the justness and legitimacy of their aspiration for greater auton

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GRP-NDF panels ok accelerated timetable on substantive agenda

OSLO, NORWAY—Negotiators from the Philippine government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) today, August 25,  gave the green light for an accelerated timetable for its Reciprocal Working Committee (RWC) and Reciprocal Working Groups (RWG) to complete work on the substantive agenda of the peace talks in less than a year.

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Peace is the task at hand

Opening Statement
Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III
Designated Chairman, GPH Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF
22 August 2016, Oslo, Norway

Peace is the task at hand

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Dawn of a new day; let's stay the course

Opening statement of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza during the formal resumption of peace negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF

 

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Declaration of restoration of ceasefire

I am pleased to announce that President Rodrigo Duterte has restored the effects of the unilateral ceasefire with the CPP/ NPA/NDF effective 12 midnight tonight, 21 August 2016.

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Release of Tiamzon couple proves PRRD is sincere

There should no longer be any doubt that President Rodrigo Duterte is serious and determined to find a peaceful solution to the decades old communist insurgency in the country following the release of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon this morning, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said today.

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