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On the separate statements of the GRP and NDFP teams

The GRP side is inconsistent and self-contradictory. It seems to wish that the gains and agreements made in the back channel talks be preserved but it has informed the NDFP that Duterte will review everything (process and agreements) since decades ago in 3 months. It is highly probable that he would come up with more demands unacceptable to the NDFP or he would outrightly continue his unrevoked termination of the peace negotiations through Proclamation 360. […]

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NDFP opposes Duterte scheme to hostage its negotiators while the AFP launches brutal military offensives

The desperate and futile strategy of Duterte and the AFP is the following: Carry out the AFP campaign plan to destroy the NPA before the end of 2018 by launching offensives and using Tokhang methods in communities. At the same time, using the peace pretense, Duterte tries to dictate to the NDFP to negotiate in Manila and come under the control, manipulation and intimidation of Duterte and the military. […]

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Significance of the Singapore summit and joint statement of DPRK chairman Kim Jong-un and US president Donald J. Trump

Indeed, the summit and the joint statement constitute an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and in committing themselves to cooperate for the establishment and development of new U.S.-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula , the Asia-Pacific region and the world at large. […]

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High interest rates of Chinese loans

In view of the foregoing, can we ever expect the GRP under Duterte to agree with the NDFP on the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER) which favors national industrialization and genuine land reform? […]

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ILPS demands immediate release of India 5

Advocate Surendra Gadling, professor Shoma Sen and activist Mahesh Raut were taken from their homes in the city of Nagpur. In a coordinated operation, the police also arrested activists Sudhir Dhawale in Mumbai and Rona Wilson in Delhi. […]


Joma: Fighting to stop June 14

Latest suggestion from the GRP is to start the stand down on June 21 instead of June 14. The exact date will be known only from the joint announcement to be made by the GRP and NDFP on or about June 9. […]