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CBCP as peace talks mediator is presumptuous – Sison

Interview with Jose Maria Sison on Bishop Villegas’ “peace mediator” message

By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International

It is gratuitous, if not extremely presumptuous, for the CBCP to imagine that it can ever become a mediator in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations. What the NDFP has welcomed is the role of religious leaders as peace advocates who serve as moral bridge builders and promoters of the peace negotiations. Thus, the NDFP has always appreciated the work of Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the Ecumenical Bishops Forum on Peace, and the like.

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CBCP as peace talks mediator is presumptuous – Sison

Interview with Jose Maria Sison on Bishop Villegas’ “peace mediator” message

By Roselle Valerio
Liberation International

It is gratuitous, if not extremely presumptuous, for the CBCP to imagine that it can ever become a mediator in the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations. What the NDFP has welcomed is the role of religious leaders as peace advocates who serve as moral bridge builders and promoters of the peace negotiations. Thus, the NDFP has always appreciated the work of Catholic bishops and other religious leaders in the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the Ecumenical Bishops Forum on Peace, and the like.

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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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NDFP Consultant Roy Erecre’s statement after his release from detention

By ROY A. ERECRE
NDFP Consultant for Visayas
27 September 2014

My release from the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) through the court’s decision on 19 September 2014 makes me more effective in carrying out my responsibility as National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Consultant for the Visayas. I was illegally arrested in Davao City last 07 May 2014 along with an NDFP liaison for the peace talks.

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NDFP Consultant Roy Erecre’s statement after his release from detention

By ROY A. ERECRE
NDFP Consultant for Visayas
27 September 2014

My release from the Bohol District Jail (BDJ) through the court’s decision on 19 September 2014 makes me more effective in carrying out my responsibility as National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Consultant for the Visayas. I was illegally arrested in Davao City last 07 May 2014 along with an NDFP liaison for the peace talks.

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Even a lot worse this time inside Bicutan

By ALAN JAZMINES
NDFP Consultant

Chelo Banal-Formoso’s September 25 Philippine Daily Inquirer article Inside Bicutan in time of worse than cholera touched familiar chords in my memories of the time I was among the political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa during the Marcos martial law regime.

I was then twice confined here at Camp Bagong Diwa during that period — the first time sometime before her October 1978 visit to the detention center and the second time from 1982 up to the release of all political prisoners and the closing down of the detention center for political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa right after the February 1986 EDSA People Power.

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Even a lot worse this time inside Bicutan

By ALAN JAZMINES
NDFP Consultant

Chelo Banal-Formoso’s September 25 Philippine Daily Inquirer article Inside Bicutan in time of worse than cholera touched familiar chords in my memories of the time I was among the political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa during the Marcos martial law regime.

I was then twice confined here at Camp Bagong Diwa during that period — the first time sometime before her October 1978 visit to the detention center and the second time from 1982 up to the release of all political prisoners and the closing down of the detention center for political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa right after the February 1986 EDSA People Power.

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Respect JASIG, work on the resumption of peace talks — NDFP

Work on resuming peace talks rather than pinning down NDFP Consultants with trumped-up charges and malicious intrigues

By Pax Enguerra
NDFP Visayas Media Liaison

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Visayas condemns the Government of the Philippines (GPH) along with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and other anti-peace talk’s elements for going after NDFP Consultants with trumped-up criminal charges and sowing malicious intrigues, instead of working on efforts to resume the NDFP-GPH Peace Negotiations.

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Respect JASIG, work on the resumption of peace talks — NDFP

Work on resuming peace talks rather than pinning down NDFP Consultants with trumped-up charges and malicious intrigues

By Pax Enguerra
NDFP Visayas Media Liaison

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Visayas condemns the Government of the Philippines (GPH) along with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and other anti-peace talk’s elements for going after NDFP Consultants with trumped-up criminal charges and sowing malicious intrigues, instead of working on efforts to resume the NDFP-GPH Peace Negotiations.

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