Hernani Braganza - updates

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Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

2 ex-DAR secretaries liable for misuse of P70 million – COA

Oct 08, 2017 - 6:55 PM

P70.3 million from the Agrarian Reform Fund was used to pay for medical benefits of DAR personnel, which are not allowable expenses under agrarian reform laws

FUNDS MISUSE. The Commission on Audit holds liable two former Department of Agriculture secretaries for unlawful disbursement of state funds.

Gov't, Reds fast-track difficult talks on free land distribution

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Communist rebels say they will only agree to implement an interim joint ceasefire after talks on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio Economic Reforms are completed

PEACE TALKS. The government and the National Democratic Front held the 4th Round of Talks in The Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Raul Francia/OPAPP

Completing land reform in PH to cost P98B

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Land reform is at the heart of the peace talks between the Philippine government and rebels responsible for Asia s longest running communist insurgency

CONSULTATION. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza leads consultation with government agencies on proposed reforms pushed in the peace table

Twitter convo with NPA: Duterte, ceasefire, revolutionary taxes

Feb 02, 2017 - 2:21 PM

NPA spokesperson Jorge Madlos says they are open to reinstating the ceasefire But the talks will be difficult

TWITTER CONVO. NPA spokesperson Jorge 'Ka Oris' Madlos speaks to the media after the communist armed group terminated its unilateral ceasefire. Photo from the CPP Twitter account

Gov't panel seeks to reinstate ceasefire, NDF commits to talks

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:10 AM

A February 22 25 side meeting is supposed to discuss the government draft of a proposed bilateral ceasefire deal

THIRD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front have began difficult talks on key reform proposals. Photo from OPAPP

NPA to end ceasefire? Don't make decision yet, gov't panel asks

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The communist New People s Army is scheduled to issue a statement Wednesday morning February 1 weeks after they threatened to withdraw the ceasefire


PH, NDF talks: Both sides need to make painful compromises

Jan 30, 2017 - 6:34 PM

Government and NDF negotiators begin talks on CASER the heart and soul of the peace process that seeks to draw a roadmap to address widespread poverty in the Philippines

3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines are in Rome for the 3rd round of peace talks. Photo from OPAPP

PH, NDF make significant headway in talks despite clashes

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:27 AM

The government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines NDF submit drafts on key reform proposals sign side agreements to resolve contentious issues and schedule informal meetings to fast track the completion of a peace deal

SUCCESSFUL 3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines declare the 3rd round of talks in Rome a success. Photo from OPAPP

PH eyes Nov release of old, sickly political prisoners

Nov 06, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III says the releases are expected within the month and will precede the rescheduled signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

PH gov't, NDF fail to meet deadline for joint ceasefire deal

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The draft will instead be ready for signing end of November or first week of December according to government negotiator Hernani Braganza

ONE MONTH EXTENSION. The Philipine government and the National Democratic Front signed on October 9, 2016 a joint statement agreeing on the framework of the peace agreement. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

UP to assist in Duterte's talks with communist rebels

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:57 PM

UP Vice President Prospero de Vera Jr will play an active role in the talks with the NDF He sits as member of the government committee that will negotiate socio economic reforms

PH, NDF resume talks in Manila to make ceasefire stable

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The two camps agree to hold talks in Manila in between formal meetings in Norway – the third party facilitator – to fast track the process that government aims to complete in a year

MANILA TALS. The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front agree to hold talks in Manila to fast track the process. Photo from the Twitter page of government negotiator Hernani Braganza

Dureza: We are now at the threshold of peace

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Four years after its breakdown and collapse we are now on the threshold of a resumption of the stalled peace talks with the CPP NPA NDF chief government negotiator Jesus Dureza says

SELFIE TIME. Duterte peace adviser Jesus Dureza (right) poses for a selfie with NDF peace panel chair Luis Jalandoni (left) and CPP founder Jose Maria Sison. Photo from Dureza's Facebook page

Roxas ally joins panel in informal talks with communists

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:24 AM

Hernani Braganza joins the incoming administration s team that will go to Oslo to meet with National Democratic Front leaders

Fidel Agcaoili, Human rights committee chairperson of the NDF, speaks at a press conference in Ateneo de Davao University on June 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Roxas in Pangasinan: Old political foes turn into new allies

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:22 AM

Foes turned friends bitter rivals turned teammates In a tight presidential race every single vote counts

Gov't, CPP consult in Surigao del Sur NPA base

Dec 27, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Coinciding with the 46th anniversary of the re establishment of the Communist Party of the Philippines the occasion is also an opportunity to turn over socio economic proposals to NDF and government representatives

CONSULTATIONS. Various organizations and groups are consulted by government and NDF representatives on December 27, 2014. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Nani Braganza, top rebel leaders hold initial talks

Dec 26, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Former congressman Hernani Braganza an emissary of the government enters a camp of the New People s Army in Surigao del Norte

'Pangasinan NPC is 100% behind PNoy, but not LP'

May 18, 2013 - 12:14 PM

NPC shows force sweeps LP in Pangasinan

Espino in landslide win as Pangasinan governor

May 15, 2013 - 11:48 AM

The NPC regains control of Pangasinan

Rappler/Carmela Fonbuena

Pangasinan needs to replace 10 CF cards

May 14, 2013 - 8:31 AM

Results in malfunctioning CF cards won t delay proclamation of winners especially if margins are wide says Comelec

Espino vs Braganza: No ceasefire on poll day

May 13, 2013 - 5:31 PM

It s already election day and the two rivals for the governor s seat in Pangasinan Amado Espina Jr and Hernani Braganza continued their word war

Braganza 'jails' Espino allies for alleged vote-buying

May 13, 2013 - 3:51 PM

Hernani Braganza arrests an alleged supporter of an ally of reelectionist Gov Amado Espino Jr for vote buying

NPC to hold own quick count in Pangasinan

May 12, 2013 - 3:13 PM

Poll watchers will be assigned to each of about 2 000 polling precincts in the province They will SMS the results as soon as the PCOS finished counting

Pangasinan: Braganza, Espino and a divided clan

May 12, 2013 - 11:15 AM

Can Braganza pull an upset win over a powerful incumbent? His cousin Ranjit Shahani doubts it And that s what makes the Pangasinan race colorful

Slain mayor's kin: Espino innocent

Apr 30, 2013 - 4:22 PM

The children of slain Mayor Ruperto Martinez have their own suspects

NOT ESPINO. Martinez's family wants DOJ to clear him of murder charges. Photo by Rappler.com/Purple Romero

Ramos endorses nephew for Pangasinan governor

Apr 23, 2013 - 3:35 PM

The former president campaigns for gubernatorial bet Hernani Braganza

Braganza on peace pact: I wasn’t invited

Mar 28, 2013 - 7:59 PM

Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza says he would have been willing to sign the peace covenant

Why sign peace pact with deceitful rival? – Espino

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:21 PM

He says well meaning peace covenant might serve as coverup for well orchestrated political demolition jobs mounted by his rival

Espino, Braganza skip pact for peaceful elections

Mar 25, 2013 - 7:59 PM

The two gubernatorial bets had prior appointments but so did the other local candidates who made time for the covenant signing

Rivals in Braganza's town back Gov Espino

Mar 23, 2013 - 12:31 AM

Three of the 5 mayoral candidates in Alaminos City set aside their rivalries to work for the re election of Gov Amado Espino Jr

RE-ELECTIONIST. Pangasinan Gov. Amado Espino Jr. (in photo) is in a one-on-one race against Alaminos Mayor Hernani Braganza. Photo from http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph