NDF peace talks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on NDF peace talks


Lumad groups urge government, NDF to continue peace talks

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Datu Dulphing Ogan, secretary general of the Kalumaran organization, says indigenous peoples will benefit the most from the talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as this will bring peace

DISPLACED. Displaced Lumad from from Lagonglong town in Misamis Oriental seeks shelter at the Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol in Cagayan de Oro. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Philippines holds 'informal' backchannel talks with communists

May 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says

PEACE TALKS. The Philippines has resumed negotiating with communists in 'informal' backchannel talks now taking place in Europe. File photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler, OPAPP

Sara Duterte wants father to ditch talks with communist rebels

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says peace negotiations with communists are 'counterproductive and plainly useless'

DAUGHTER'S ADVICE. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio believes peace negotiations with communist rebels are 'unproductive.' Malacanang photo

Lorenzana sets conditions for joint ceasefire with communist rebels

Apr 04, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the communist rebels should show sincerity first before peace talks can resume

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 16th founding anniversary of the Supreme Tribal Council for Peace and Development, Inc. (STCPD) at the 3rd Infantry Battalion Headquarters in Calinan, Davao City on March 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) Commander Lieutenant General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Guiling Mamondiong and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Malacañang Photo

Duterte 'may reconsider' peace talks if communists declare ceasefire

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:22 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also says his chief government peace negotiator has asked him to 'tone down' his statements against Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison

PEACE TALKS. President Rodrigo Duterte says his peace negotiaters have asked him to tone down on his statements against Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison. Malacañang file photo

Joma to NPA: Launch more attacks to force peace talks

Feb 04, 2018 - 11:27 AM

At the same time, Sison urges his allies and the government to continue to honor the immunity for communist and government peace negotiators

PEACE TALKS. Filipino communist leader Jose Maria Sison answers journalists' questions during the opening ceremony of the formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Rome. File photo by Tiziania Fabi/AFP

Leftists slam rearrest of NDF consultant over 'trumped-up charges'

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Malacañang says it would be a 'dereliction of duty' not to arrest National Democratic Front consultant Rafael Baylosis

National Democratic Front senior adviser Luis Jalandonivin an interview at the sidelines of the Left's rally on International Human Rights Day. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] How Duterte sabotaged the GRP-NDFP peace process

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Government panel officials in his Cabinet and the reactionary armed forces should consider whether he is mentally fit for his office or needs to be replaced in accordance with their 1987 Constitution

Why Duterte walked away from the table: A reflection on the NDF peace process

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Did the 39;oligarchs 39; – big business owners and Mindanaoan political elites – gain anything from the collapse of the talks? What about the national security establishment? The answer I find is mixed

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Apr 04, 2017 - 1:27 PM

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Feb 06, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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'AFP sincere in talks, NDF should restrain NPA'

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año says the North Cotabato encounter underscores the urgency to sign a bilateral ceasefire agreement

DUTERTE'S PICK. Malacañang file photo of President Rodrigo Duterte and AFP chief General Eduardo Año after he assumed the post in December 2016

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Anti-graft court allows Tawi-Tawi rep to go to Rome for peace talks

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The congresswoman faces charges for filing her statement of assets 3 months beyond deadline for 4 consecutive years when she was vice governor

Marcos burial a major issue in peace talks – Jalandoni

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:41 PM

The National Democratic Front says the hero s burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the release of political prisoners will be the top issues it will discuss with the government panel in January

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

PEACE TALKS. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right) believes the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos won't hamper peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front. File photo courtesy of OPAPP

Marikina leads efforts to promote gov't talks with communist rebels

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:14 PM

The government s chief negotiator Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and National Democratic Front panel member Benito Tiamzon – both Marikina residents – presented successes and challenges in the peace talks


CPP breakaway faction wants to pursue talks with Duterte gov’t

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa is asking the Duterte government to reopen the stalled peace process with the group

Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB)

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Aug 23, 2016 - 9:25 PM

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Manila court grants bail to Tiamzons

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

2ND UPDATE The motion for bail granted by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 also covers detainee Adelberto Silva who will also participate in the peace talks

TEMPORARY LIBERTY. Top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in court. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NDF hopeful papal visit will call attention to rights abuses

Jan 16, 2015 - 4:20 PM

We in the revolutionary movement stand in fervent hope that Pope Francis’ visit will inspire the people to unite and be more resolute in their struggle for social justice

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

CBCP declines request to mediate gov't-NDFP talks

Nov 09, 2014 - 7:11 PM

The CBCP says there is trepidation on their part stemming from doubts about the degree of cohesiveness that exists between the top echelons of the Front and local cadres of the New People s Army

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila/CBCPNews

NPA declares 4 captured cops as POWs

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:29 AM

The NPA says the 4 Surigao del Norte cops will be punished if proven that they have participated in anti people and counterrevolutionary activities

Left: Resume peace talks now

Apr 04, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Militant groups urge the Aquino administration to resume peace talks with National Democratic Front and to release political prisoners and NDF consultants

Landmines: A poor man's weapon?

Jun 28, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Campaigners against landmines argue that the explosive devices pose a significant and lasting threat to civilian populations

LASTING IMPACT. Campaigners against landmines