CPP on the arrest of Australian Missionary Patrica Fox

Human rights defenders, including foreigners such as Australian missionary Patricia Fox, are friends of the Filipino people, especially the toiling masses of workers and peasants. They help the people express their aspirations for peace and social justice and expose their grievances amid the brutality and cruelty of the Duterte regime. The people warmly welcome them into their communities, homes and hearts.

NDFP condemns shameful treatment of Sr. Patricia Fox by the Duterte regime

Contemptuously disrespecting the 27 years of dedicated service of Australian missionary Sr. Patricia Fox, 71, who generously helped farmers, indigenous people and other Filipino mass organizations, the Bureau of Immigration arrested and detained Sr. Patricia Fox on April 16.

NDFP condemns the forcible disappearance of NDFP consultant Lora T. Manipis and Jeruel B. Domingo

The NDFP vigorously condemns the forcible disappearance of NDFP Consultant Lora T. Manipis and her husband Jeruel B. Domingo.

Surface NDF Consultant Lora T. Manipis and Jeruel B. Domingo!

The National Democratic Front Far Southern Mindanao condemns the involuntary disappearance of NDF consultant Lora T. Manipis and husband Jeruel B. Domingo who both vanished without trace since February 24, 2018. Witnesses last saw the couple in Kidapawan City and they had not made any contact with their family and comrades since then.

On the possible resumption of peace talks

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) welcomes the possible resumption of the NDFP-GRP peace talks after GRP President Duterte reversed his earlier proclamation terminating negotiations in November last year. The revolutionary forces maintain the policy of openness to negotiations to seek solutions to the roots of the armed conflict.

Resumption of peace talks allows the panels to deal with substantive issues and complaints

The resumption of peace talks between the GRP and NDFP negotiating panels is needed precisely to deal with substantive issues and complaints. In the same round of formal talks, as well as in preceding consultations, the panels can present conflicting positions and subsequently seek to solve the problems on mutually acceptable grounds.

On the question of sincerity in GRP-NDFP negotiations

The NDFP is sincere in engaging in peace negotiations with the GRP in order to obtain comprehensive agreements on social, economic and political reforms to address the roots of the armed conflict and lay the basis for a just and lasting peace in accordance with The Hague Joint Declaration.

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