The press and the public have the right to know

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
June 15, 2018

The press and the public have the right to know the content of the stand down agreement that was signed on June 9, 2018 by GRP and NDFP negotiating panel chairmen DOLE secretary Silvestre Bello and Fidel Agcaoili and other GRP and NDFP representatives.

This agreement has been unilaterally scrapped by the GRP. And the press and public wish to know why. They also want to know the contents of agreements signed on June 10, 2018 pertinent to the June 28-30 resumption of formal peace talks and the interim peace agreement which have been unilaterally cancelled by the GRP.

Al the aforementioned documents are of public interest and have become archival materials that are worthy of contemporary and historical study. Both or either of GRP and NDFP negotiating panels can share the documents with the press and public.