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Boodle fight caps last night of peace talks

“Sa buong linggo na nandito ako, ngayon lang ako mapapa-laban,” was the feisty declaration of Communist Party of the Philippine founding chairman Prof. Jose Maria “Joma” Sison as he entered a basement room of the Scandia Holmenkollen Park Hotel here Thursday night.

GPH, NDF peace talks under way

The Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF), political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA), started to hammer out initial agreements on the panel and committee levels, spurred on by a shared commitment to fast track negotiations for signing of a peace accord within nine to 12 months.

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For the past 20 years, the Royal Norwegian Government has been serving as third party facilitator in the long-drawn peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front.

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