Congress cooperation essential for peace talks—Jose Sison

At least 22 party-list representatives and 40 district representatives signed House Resolution 1803 on March 22, urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to return to the peace table with the communist group and continue discussions on Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER), dubbed as the “heart and soul” of the peace talks, and Comprehensive Agreement on Political Reforms (CAPCR) […]


Of failed OPLANS

46 years ago, there was this front page news report on the AFP’s failed counterinsurgency campaign against the 3-year old NPA in the Cagayan Valley. […]

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NPA presence

NPA presence denotes the existence of the people´s militia and the self-defense units of the revolutionary mass organizations […]

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A complete view of enabling environment for the conduct of GRP-NDFP peace negotiations

The end of hostilities and disposition of forces are the fourth and last item in the substantive agenda of the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations in accordance with The Hague Joint Declaration and must be preceded by the comprehensive agreements on respect for human rights and international humanitarian law (CARHRIHL), on social and economic reforms (CASER) and on political and constitutional reforms (CAPCR). […]

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Duterte misrepresents NDFP position in peace negotiations with GRP

The formation of consultative councils on social and economic reforms and political and constitutional reforms and possibly an over-all consultative and advisory council or committee is intended to facilitate agreement and cooperation between the GRP and NDFP in the course of peace negotiations and in the implementation of the reforms agreed upon. […]

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The NDFP is definitely willing to resume peace negotiations as soon as the GRP agrees and the Filipino people are certainly clamoring for this. But if President Duterte and his subordinates Lorenzana and dela Rosa are unwilling to negotiate peace, the revolutionary forces and people represented by the NDFP have no choice but to concentrate single-mindedly on fighting those who lust for their blood, death and humiliation. […]