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U.S. and China's top trade negotiators to talk again on Friday

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:33 PM

'Negotiating teams on the Chinese and US sides have continued to maintain close communication, and negotiations are currently making smooth progress,' the Chinese commerce ministry says

MORE TALKS. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

EU offers UK a sweetener before difficult Brexit summit

Oct 17, 2018 - 7:52 PM

To break the impasse in the Brexit negotiations, an EU negotiator offers to extend the transition period

Brexit negotiations: What you need to know

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:52 AM

British and EU officials are negotiating day and night to get to the outline of a Brexit deal by Wednesday, October 17. Here's what they are talking about.

NEGOTIATIONS UP. Demonstrators hold banners during a protest to Lobby MPs to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, after Brexit, outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on September 13, 2017. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

How can rebel groups trust gov’t negotiations again? – Alejano

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:16 PM

(UPDATED) Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano says the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty has a 'far-reaching effect to peace and stability in our country'

EFFECT ON PEACE DEALS. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano delivers a privilege speech to condemn the revocation of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty. File  photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

May says Trump told her to 'sue the EU'

Jul 15, 2018 - 6:28 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says United States President Donald Trump's self-declared 'brutal' option in the Brexit negotiations was to sue Brussels, shedding light on his mysterious suggestion that has hung over their talks and his 4-day visit to Britain

BREXIT. This file photo taken on January 27, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May walking to a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Duterte okays guidelines for localized peace talks

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to issue an executive order formalizing guidelines for peace talks between local governments and communists in their areas

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Security Cluster Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on July 11, 2018.

How has Trump's Paris pullout plan affected climate negotiations in Bonn?

May 11, 2018 - 6:12 PM

Delegations at the latest round of climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, show that US President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has not weakened their stance to fight climate change

CLIMATE CHANGE. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in Elkhart, Indiana on May 10, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

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May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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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

UN 'failed to prevent' Syria crimes – opposition

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:49 PM

'Let us not forget that the party that holds direct responsibility for the crimes are the Syrian regime and the countries that continue to stand by it,' says Nasr al-Hariri, president of the Syrian Negotiation Commission

CHIEF OPPOSITION. In this file photo, Syria's opposition chief negotiator Nasr al-Hariri attends a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow on January 22, 2018. Photo by Vasily MAXIMOV/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

Lavrov, Tillerson discuss need for urgent North Korea negotiations

Dec 27, 2017 - 8:58 AM

'The sides were united in the opinion that nuclear missile projects in North Korea violate the demands of the UN Security Council,' says the Russian foreign ministry after the two men spoke by telephone

NEGOTIATIONS. In this file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, on April 12, 2017. State Department photo/ Public Domain

[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

BPI gets BSP nod for up to P30-B bond offering

Oct 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The bank plans to issue the 1st tranche of Long-Term Negotiable Certificates of Time Deposit within the year, and joins the ranks of Philippine banks raising capital for expansion

COA seeks Ombudsman probe into misuse of DAR funds

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The case involves the Agrarian Reform Fund (ARF) which was used for P61.5 million worth of incentives and other cash benefits from 2007 to 2009

NOTICE OF DISALLOWANCE. The Commission on Audit (COA) affirms the notice of disallowance it issued against the use of the agrarian reform fund to pay cash incentives to DAR officials from 2007-2009.

Local officials oppose 'unacceptable' safe passage for Mautes

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra echoes the military s opposition to overtures to negotiate with the Maute Group

Government throws out last-minute negotiations with Maute

Sep 06, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año says any move to negotiate with the terrorists will only prolong the war and resurrect enemies somewhere else

TOO LATE. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana rejects a proposal to let the terrorists out in exchange for the safety of the hostages in Marawi

BDO nets P13.3B in 1st half of 2017

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The bank also announces a P5 billion bond offering to diversify the maturity of its funding sources and support business expansion plans

IN QUESTION. BDO has one of the largest distribution networks, with more than 1,000 operating branches and over 3,000 ATMs nationwide. Photo from Wikipedia

Syrian sides agree to new UN process on constitution

May 19, 2017 - 8:26 AM

Representatives of Syria s government and opposition High Negotiations Committee are in Switzerland for the 6th round of UN backed peace negotiations but there has been no sign of progress

PEACE TALKS. The Celestial Sphere is pictured during a new round of Syria peace talks on May 16, 2017 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. A new round of Syria peace talks opens, the latest United Nations push to resolve a six-year conflict that has killed more than 320,000 people. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Gov't, Reds to hold 5th round of talks in the Netherlands

May 16, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Talks to end Asia s longest running communist insurgency continue amid renewed clashes between the military and the New People s Army

PEACE TALKS. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will meet again at the end of the month for the 5th round of talks. Photo from OPAPP

CPP announces leadership change as NPA marks 48th anniversary

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The Communist Party of the Philippines says it has elected young leaders to its central committee as it aims to complete victory

NPA in Metro Manila. Photo by Romeo Mariano/Rappler

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

Peace talks produce 'clear agenda' for war-scarred Syria

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:34 AM

The Geneva negotiations the first since last April are the latest effort to seek to end a conflict that began in March 2011 with protests against Syrian President Bashar al Assad

PEACE TALKS. UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura shows a picture during a press conference as part of the Intra-Syrian peace talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, on March 3, 2017. Photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Syria attack deals fresh blow to faltering peace talks

Feb 26, 2017 - 1:03 AM

The regime s envoy to the talks in Geneva says Syria would retaliate following the deadly assault claimed by former Al Qaeda affiliate Fateh al Sham Front

Syrian government forces man a checkpoint at the President square in Homs, the country's third city, on February 25, 2017 as security measures were tightened following a number of suicide attacks. Stringer/AFP

Erdogan: Turkish army close to taking ISIS-held town

Feb 12, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says it is only a matter of time before the alliance of Turkish forces and rebels takes control of Al Bab

Turkey-backed-opposition fighters advance in an armoured personnel carrier on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in a bid to enter the city and retake control of it from the Islamic State (IS) group on February 9, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Saleh ABO GHALOUN

Syria talks in Geneva postponed – Lavrov

Jan 27, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The date of February 8 has been put back until the end of next month Sergei Lavrov tells a meeting with minor Syrian opposition representatives in Moscow

SERGEI LAVROV. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) meets with representatives of Syria's political opposition in Moscow on January 27, 2017. Photo by Alexander Nemenov / AFP

Syria regime, rebels name delegation heads to Astana talks

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED Talks on the nearly six year old conflict organized by Turkey Russia and Iran are set to begin on January 23 in the Kazakh capital Astana

30 dead in ISIS assault on east Syrian city

Jan 15, 2017 - 12:10 AM

The brutal attack in Deir Ezzor comes as the political opposition said it supported upcoming peace talks in Astana Kazakhstan

Rappler Talk: Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5 month old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse

Ceasefire with Reds in danger

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED The 3rd round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front to be held in Rome from January 18 to 25 will be critical

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Palace: Gina Lopez to attend Morocco climate talks

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:11 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says she still has to clarify things and get more clarity on what the President wants

NOT YET FINAL. Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says plans for her to join the Philippine delegation in Morroco climate talks are not yet final. Screenshot from Rappler

La Viña: Paris climate deal aligns with Duterte's 10-point agenda

Oct 30, 2016 - 12:30 PM

In time for the upcoming Morocco climate talks the Ateneo School of Government and the SSG Advisors present the reasons why the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should be ratified by the Philippines

A picture taken on November 25, 2015 in Le Bourget near Paris shows the entrance of the venue that hosted Paris' climate summit, also known as Cop21. Dominique Faget/AFP

PH to sit as observer in Morocco meeting on Paris deal

Oct 30, 2016 - 8:56 AM

3rd UPDATE Antonio La Viña a veteran of international climate talks also advises the Philippine delegation not to emphasize human rights in the next round of negotiations

Syria opposition cautiously welcomes US-Russia truce plan

Sep 10, 2016 - 8:32 PM

Turkey also backs the deal saying that it was essential that the fighting stop and aid start flowing from day one of the ceasefire

US-RUSSIA DEAL. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands at the conclusion of their press conference following their meeting in Geneva where they discussed the crisis in Syria on September 9, 2016. Kevin Lamarque/Pool/AFP

Syria opposition makes new push for transition

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:05 AM

The opposition s proposal during one day talks in London comes as the world s chemical weapons watchdog said it is disturbed by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in the battleground city of Aleppo

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (C) talks with members of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee, during their meeting at The Foreign Office in central London on September 7, 2016. Leon Neal/Pool/AFP

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the resumption of formal talks

Aug 26, 2016 - 9:07 PM

It is the result of the first round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels since an impasse in 2011

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Duterte restores ceasefire with communist rebels

Aug 20, 2016 - 4:57 PM

UPDATED The duration of the ceasefire will last for as long as necessary to bring peace in the land and also in order to provide an enabling environment for the success of the peace negotiations says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

INTERNAL SECURITY. President Rodrigo Duterte presides over the command conference at the Western Mindanao Command headquarters in Zamboanga City on July 21. KIWI BULACLAC/PPD

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Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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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

Bello confident CPP leaders will be released for talks

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Government peace panel member Silvestre Bello III says the SC order denying the rebels release was based on technicality and can be easily addressed by lower courts

PEACE TALKS. Incoming peace panels of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) sign a joint statement on June 15, 2016 in Oslo, Norway to resume formal peace talks in July. Photo by Ayik Casilao

Who's not afraid of Duterte?

Jul 31, 2016 - 7:55 AM

The tough talking Chief Executive makes a goodwill gesture to communist rebels but doesn t get anything in return quick enough

Sison calls out Duterte on 'hasty' decision to end truce

Jul 30, 2016 - 9:47 PM

Volatility lack of prudence in something as sensitive and delicate as peace negotiations between two armed fighting sides – it s hard to agree with people who are quick to judgment says the exiled communist leader

TEACHER VS STUDENT? Communist leader Jose Maria Sison criticizes his former student, President Rodrigo Duterte, for his hasty decision to lift the ceasefire with communist rebels. Rappler file photo

Peace talks with communists set for August 20-27

Jul 19, 2016 - 6:04 PM

President Duterte has directed government agencies to work on the temporary release of political prisoners who will participate in the talks says peace process adviser Jess Dureza

PEACE AT LAST? Philippine communist guerrillas in Mindanao. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

'Game of diplomats' begins in West Philippine Sea

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:51 PM

The goal here is a diplomatic solution to a very complicated problem Counselor Kristie Kenney of the US State Department tells Rappler

'GAME OF DIPLOMATS.' Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr (right) and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua (left) exchange pleasantries during Zhao's courtesy call on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on July 7, 2016. Photo from MARO-PCOO

China rejects talks with PH if 'based on ruling'

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The historic ruling on the West Philippine Sea is nothing more than a piece of waste paper says Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin

REJECTING THE RULING. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin holds up a policy paper on China's position on the ruling of an arbitral tribunal on the South China Sea during a press conference in Beijing, China, on July 13, 2016. Photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

Metrobank to offer up to P20B in long-term negotiable time deposits

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The issuance is aimed at taking advantage of the strong liquidity in the system as well as low interest rates says Metrobank s vice president

Yasay to China: Join us in resolving sea row

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:06 PM

Incoming Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says the Philippines should resolve conflicts with other nations peacefully and through negotiations

'JOIN US.' Incoming Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says he wants to invite China to resolve its conflict with the Philippines 'in a peaceful manner.' File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Chief Syria opposition negotiator quits over failed peace talks

May 30, 2016 - 7:37 AM

UPDATED Mohammed Alloush cites the failure of the Geneva negotiations and the continued shelling of rebel held areas by President Bashar al Assad s regime as reasons for his resignation

In this file photo, chief negotiator for the main Syrian opposition body (HCN), Army of Islam rebel group's Mohammed Alloush (2nd L) speaks with Syrian opposition body (HCN) delegation head Asaad al-Zoabi prior to a press conference of the HCN in Geneva on April 19, 2016. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

What a Duterte presidency will mean for climate action in the Philippines

May 17, 2016 - 6:30 PM

As president he will chair the Climate Change Commission which mainly negotiates for the country at the United Nations

Image by Alejandro Edoria / Rappler

UN begins major evacuation of Syria wounded as peace talks fray

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:23 AM

In Geneva the Syrian government said it was pushing on with indirect negotiations calling the opposition s freeze on its participation absurd theater

TALKS CONTINUE. Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy (2-R) Deputy Special Envoy for Syria attends a meeting with Syrian ambassador to the United Nations and Head of the government delegation Bashar al-Jaafari (3-L) during Syria peace talks at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2016. Denis Balibouse/Pool/EPA