Lift preconditions for peace talks, solons tell Duterte

OPENING GATES OF PEACE — The Philippine Government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) formally opens the Fourth Round of Peace Talks in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Monday. Shown in photo are (from left) NDF Peace Panel members Asterio Palima, Connie Ledesma, Benny Tiamzon, Panel Chairman Fidel Agcaoili, NDF Senior Adviser Luis Jalandoni, Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman and NDF Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison, Royal Norwegian Government (RNG) Third Party Facilitator Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, GRP Peace Panel Chairman Silvestre Bello III, House Special Committee on Peace Chairperson Rep. Ruby Sahali, GRP Peace Panel members Hernani Braganza, Angela Trinidad and Rene Sarmiento. At the back are (from left) NDF resource person Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso and RNG official Mirjam Ehl. (Rocky Nazareno) […]

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ILPS condemns US, UK and France for missile attack against Syria

Such an unlawful act by these states against another sovereign state constitutes the crime of aggression– considered as the supreme international crime and the worst kind of terrorism against the aggrieved state and people. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all states to respect the UN Charter after the three aggressor states launched their missile attack even without the approval of the UNSC and warned against escalating the situation in Syria. […]


Writers and artists nominate Joma Sison as National Artist

“The nomination of Jose Maria Sison for national artist for poetry and the essay is moved by recognition of the crucial role he has a played and continues to play in the making of the Filipino community and nation by developing and enhancing the Filipino capacity to understand the Philippine crisis through the poems and the hundreds of essays he has written on the manifold aspects of that crisis,” a part of the nomination entitled “Jose Maria Sison’s Enduring Legacy: People’s Art, People’s Culture” read […]


Duterte and communist rebels express willingness to resume peace talks

The leader of the communist party of the Philippines Jose Maria Sison announced on Tuesday that negotiators from the political arm of his rebel grouping were ready to resume peace talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, after the Philippine leader appeared to leave the door open for a return to the negotiating table during a speech he made earlier that day. […]


Sison seeks talks on Duterte conditions

Exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison on Thursday welcomed the possible reopening of peace negotiations, and urged the government and rebel negotiators to formally convene soon to thresh out disputes hampering the resumption of the talks. […]


Sison brands resumption of peace talks necessary

DAVAO CITY – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison said the resumption of the peace talks between government (GRP) and National Democratic Front is necessary to thresh out substantive issues and deal with the complaints and expressed confidence they can achieve a “substantial success.” […]