peace negotiations - updates

Rappler's latest stories on peace negotiations


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

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.

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

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

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

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

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

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

Colombia frees first FARC rebels under peace process

Jan 22, 2016 - 12:17 AM

The jailed rebels the first out of a group of 30 to be pardoned are released in a goodwill gesture to reciprocate for a unilateral ceasefire declared by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia FARC in July

Mohagher Iqbal, the author

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:55 PM

[Second of two parts] There are several problematic points that are noticeable in the MILF ideologue’s writings particularly in regards to how to analyze the causes of Moro backwardness and how to overcome this

Mohagher Iqbal the author

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The otherwise exceptional book by the MILF peace negotiator lacks a critical view of the Moro ruling elite who compromised principles and came into a mutual accommodation with the Filipino state

Senate to peace panels: Explain ‘MILF training’ photos

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:57 PM

The images provided to the Senate public order committee show high powered firearms reportedly being used for MILF training

MILF TRAINING? A photo of alleged MILF training and recruitment in Sulu involving high-powered firearms, presented at the Senate hearing on the Mamasapano clash on February 24, 2015.

MILF to lawmakers: Don't delay Bangsamoro law passage

Jan 27, 2015 - 4:15 PM

Ghadzali Jaafar MILF vice chair the political affairs suggests an impartial investigation to clarify the issues and to avoid speculations that would disrupt the peace talks

PEACE GAINS. The Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) at the signing of the historic peace agreement in March 2014.  Malacañang Photo Bureau Malacañang Photo Bureau

PNP-SAF commander relieved over 'misencounter'

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II says a total of 44 cops were killed in the clash in Maguindanao

 Bea Cupin/Rappler

Govt, MILF reach consensus on draft law

Aug 15, 2014 - 3:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will review the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before its submission to Congress

STEP CLOSER. Panels reach an agreement on the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on August 15, 2014. File photo by Rappler

Aquino hails 'short but productive' Japan trip

Jun 25, 2014 - 1:08 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites benefits for Filipinos ranging from increased job opportunities to relaxed visa requirements for tourists as among the fruits of his one day Japan trip

AQUINO ARRIVAL. President Benigno Aquino III arrives from his Japan trip which he calls short but productive. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov’t to plant seeds of dev’t in Bangsamoro areas

Mar 28, 2014 - 3:54 PM

Increased funds will be infused in Bangsamoro areas to ensure its socio economic development

Malaysia PM: Peace deal act of 'momentous courage'

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak renews a pledge to continue helping the Philippines after the peace deal is signed

Syria opposition wants pressure on Damascus before attending talks

Nov 09, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Peace negotiations has been stalled by internal dissent in the Syrian opposition

SOLUTION SOON? Lakhdar Brahimi, (3-L), Joint Special Representative for Syria, United Nations and the UN delegation meet the United States and Russian Federation representatives at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. EPA/VIOLAINE MARTIN / HANDOUT

Syria rebel groups brand Geneva talks 'treason'

Oct 27, 2013 - 5:34 PM

Powerful armed groups in Syria said attending peace talks or negotiating with the regime would be an act of betrayal as fighting raged near Iraq and in Homs

Israel to invite bids to build 1,000 settler homes

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:20 AM

Palestinians called this proof Israel is not serious about peace talks

NEW HOUSING. Israelis are seen next to an advertisement billboard for a new housing project in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in southern East Jerusalem, near the Palestinian neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber in Jerusalem, Israel, 11 August 2013. Photo by EPA/Abir Sultan