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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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AFP Statement on signing of indefinite ceasefire (from Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo, Chief, Public Affairs Office of the AFP)

"The AFP have noted with elation and optimism this breakthrough in the peace negotiations.

"It is a laudable move on the part of the CPP-NPA-NDF to respond positively to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of reimposition of the Ceasefire "for as long as necessary" to attain lasting peace in the land.

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Oslo round of GRP-NDF talks ends in high note

 

OSLO, NORWAY— They all came with guarded optimism and managed expectations. 

When they leave tomorrow, August 27, they will be bringing results beyond what they were hoping for.

It was swift and cordial but nevertheless substantive and intense.

None of the acrimonious exchanges happened.  

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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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