The NDFP and negotiations for a just and lasting peace

By CONI K. LEDESMA
Member, NDFP Negotiating Panel
International Spokesperson, MAKIBAKA

Today, as we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, our thoughts turn to the on again-off again peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (or GPH), and the NDFP.

With the current state of the talks, we are often asked: What is the objective of the NDFP in going into the talks? Is the NDF really sincere?

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On the 4th Anniversary of Black Valentine’s Day Arrest

By ALAN JAZMINES
Consultant, National Democratic Front of the Philippines

I was arrested four years ago – on Black Valentine’s Day – on the eve of the long-stalled resumption of the formal peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP/GPH).

The principal agenda in the would-be resumption of the formal peace talks was supposed to center on the second of the four substantive agenda in the NDFP-GRP/GPH peace talks, i.e., on Comprehensive Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER).

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The civil war in the Philippines and the status of peace talks between the GPH and NDFP

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

Dear Friends in the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance,

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak in this people’s forum to launch the campaign “Justice for Lacub” as a response to the grave war crimes and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Aquino government in Lacub, Abra last month.

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The civil war in the Philippines and the status of peace talks between the GPH and NDFP

By LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

Dear Friends in the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance,

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak in this people’s forum to launch the campaign “Justice for Lacub” as a response to the grave war crimes and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Aquino government in Lacub, Abra last month.

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On Justice Guariña’s “Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past”

By ALAN JAZMINES
Member, NDFP Reciprocal Working Committe on Socio-Economic Reforms

The very well-written article Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past (Commentary, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 September 2014) was for me quite refreshing, considering that it was surprisingly written by a former high court official, retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice Mario Guariña III.

The article itself is a rarity at this time of the profligacy and dominance of neoliberalism in policy, word and rule in the country.

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On Justice Guariña’s “Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past”

By ALAN JAZMINES
Member, NDFP Reciprocal Working Committe on Socio-Economic Reforms

The very well-written article Economic Nationalism: Voices from the Past (Commentary, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 September 2014) was for me quite refreshing, considering that it was surprisingly written by a former high court official, retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice Mario Guariña III.

The article itself is a rarity at this time of the profligacy and dominance of neoliberalism in policy, word and rule in the country.

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Commentary on Padilla statement

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

On the occasion of the observance of the so-called 11th National Peace Consciousness Month by the Government of the Philippines (GRP/GPH), Alex Padilla, Chairperson of the GRP/GPH Negotiating Panel, issued a statement posted at the website of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace Process (OPAPP) and reportedly released on 01 September 2014.

On behalf of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I submit hereunder a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on his statement.

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Commentary on Padilla statement

By FIDEL V. AGCAOILI
Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

On the occasion of the observance of the so-called 11th National Peace Consciousness Month by the Government of the Philippines (GRP/GPH), Alex Padilla, Chairperson of the GRP/GPH Negotiating Panel, issued a statement posted at the website of the Office of the Presidential Assistant on Peace Process (OPAPP) and reportedly released on 01 September 2014.

On behalf of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I submit hereunder a paragraph-by-paragraph commentary on his statement.

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Resuming peace negotiations with Aquino or next president

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Correspondent, Philippine Daily Inquirer

The Aquino regime is responsible for blocking the peace negotiations; it announced on April 2013 that it had already terminated the peace negotiations. The NDFP does not take responsibility for Aquino’s decision or the next president to resume the peace negotiations or not.

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Resuming peace negotiations with Aquino or next president

Interview with Prof. JOSE MARIA SISON
NDFP Chief Political Consultant

By Delfin T. Mallari Jr.
Correspondent, Philippine Daily Inquirer

The Aquino regime is responsible for blocking the peace negotiations; it announced on April 2013 that it had already terminated the peace negotiations. The NDFP does not take responsibility for Aquino’s decision or the next president to resume the peace negotiations or not.

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