NDF talks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on NDF talks


6 soldiers hurt in landmine blast in Quirino

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:22 AM

The Army says the attack of the New People s Army violates a standing agreement between the government and the National Democratic Front and international humanitarian law

Duterte regains momentum in peace talks; is there still hope?

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Despite the President s announcement of an end of negotiations my bet is that it will continue

CPP: Release all political prisoners or we resume war

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The rebels scoff at the Duterte administration s planned release of 40 50 political prisoners saying the commitment was to free all 432

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Nov 22, 2016 - 9:33 PM

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Marcos burial won't affect peace talks with Left – Bello

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The issue of burying the strongman is of little significance to the purpose of peace talks and that is to achieve just and lasting peace for our country says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III

TALKING FOR PEACE. Government panel chair Silvestre Bello addresses negotiators during the second round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Oslo on October 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Gov't not giving up on Dec 10 bilateral ceasefire deal

Nov 22, 2016 - 1:48 PM

Despite reported violations of the unilateral ceasefires declared by both government and the Left government panel chief Silvestre Bello III says the ceasefire is holding out

PEACE TALKS. Government panel chief Silvestre Bello and Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza participate in the signing of a joint statement between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Oslo, Norway on October 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Norwegian facilitator 'cautiously optimistic' about PH, NDF talks

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum brings her experience from the successful Colombian peace talks to the Philippine peace process

FACILITATOR. Norwegian envoy Elisabeth Slattum

Ailing political prisoner from Samar released

Aug 26, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Eastern Visayas NPA leader Renato Baleros Sr and his other comrades are closer to attaining freedom after the historic Oslo peace talks

Boodle fight in Oslo to celebrate GPH-NDF peace talks

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:45 AM

They celebrate gains in the process that is meant to end Asia s longest running insurgency

OSLO TALKS. Negotiating teams in a boodle fight. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com

Oslo Talks: Amnesty for NDF 'prisoners and detainees'

Aug 25, 2016 - 8:11 PM

We will recommend to the President the issuance of amnesty to all those prisoners and detainees as submitted by the National Democratic Front says the government chief negotiator

INITIALED. Government and NDF negotiators shake hands after completing the first round of talks since an impasse in 2011

Duterte: Gov't truce with communist rebels starts August 24

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:17 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte restores the government s unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels at 11:35 pm on August 24 but the truce was supposed to be in effect for several days already

'BE FRIENDLY.' President Rodrigo Duterte urges the military and the police to 'be friendly' to the New People's Army while the ceasefire is in effect. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

CPP to declare indefinite ceasefire – Joma Sison

Aug 24, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The CPP founder says they have to match the government s indefinite ceasefire that will depend on certain conditions and certain circumstances

TIMELINE: 1st round of talks between PH gov't, communist rebels

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

This page is regularly updated with running updates from Oslo

PANEL MEETING. Negotiators from the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines buckle down to work

Gov't, NDF begin first panel-to-panel meeting

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:26 PM

Both sides agree to hold simultaneous meetings to fast track the process that the government aims to complete within 12 months

Warriors, negotiators: Optimism on Day 1 of Oslo talks

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:37 AM

Benito Tiamzon alleged chief of the CPP and once branded as a hardliner takes part in the peace negotiations

LINKING ARMS. Members of the government and NDFP panels link arms to show unity in their aim to have peace

PH hopes for peace deal in a year as NDF talks resume

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Formal negotations between the government and communist guerrillas resume after an impasse of 5 years

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Aug 22, 2016 - 1:51 PM

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WHO'S WHO: Political prisoners released for Oslo peace talks

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:30 PM

The political prisoners identified as consultants of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines will participate in the peace talks set to end Asia s most stubborn insurgency

Freed political prisoners raise their clenched fists as they hold a press conference at the social hall of the Episcopal Mission Center in Quezon City on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: Hope in Oslo

Aug 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Here s the paradox: Duterte is the biggest factor for peace with the communists yet he may also be an obstacle

FAST FACTS: The CPP-NPA-NDF and the Oslo talks

Aug 22, 2016 - 8:32 AM

After 40 rounds of talks under 5 Philippine governments the peace process with communist guerrillas begins on a high note in Oslo

POLITICAL SETTLEMENT? The latest round of peace talks between the government and communist rebels is set to take place in Oslo, Norway. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Joma Sison, Tiamzons reunited after 30 years

Aug 22, 2016 - 7:57 AM

It was back in 1986 when the top leaders of the communist movement last saw each other

HISTORIC. CPP top leaders Joma Sison and Benito Tiamzon meet again after 30 years

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Tiamzons’ release proves Duterte sincerity – Dureza

Aug 19, 2016 - 4:11 PM

The government panel looks forward to intense negotiations in Oslo next week

Political prisoners Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet colleagues with clenched fist after their release from the custodial center inside the Camp Crame in Quezon City on Friday, August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tiamzons released to join Oslo talks

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon are optimistic of the chances of a peace deal between the government and the National Democratic Front under the Duterte administration

TEMPORARY FREEDOM. Benito and Wilma Tiamzon greet their colleagues with clenched fist after their release from Camp Crame on August 19, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte calls Joma Sison 'arrogant'

Aug 05, 2016 - 8:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte issues provocative statements aimed at his former teacher and the Communist Party of the Philippines

CAPIZ CAMP VISIT. President Rodrigo Duterte obliges a group shot with soldiers at Camp General Macario B. Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, on August 5, 2016. Photo from PTV4