Home » Posts tagged with » Silvestre Bello III

NDF pushes amnesty for political prisoners

Peace negotiations between the Philippine government and National Democratic Front encountered rough waters Friday, as both parties tried to vigorously advance their conflicting stands on the release of political prisoners, a permanent general ceasefire, and the adoption of social and economic reforms.

Lines were drawn right at the start of the second round of the peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front and the Philippine Government Thursday night, with the communist group asking for the immediate release of 409 political prisoners and the latter seeking a joint and lasting ceasefire agreement.

Continue reading …

Peace is coming

No Comment

I am basically an optimistic person. I see the glass half-full. Where others see problems, I see opportunities. When I was in the legislature, I always viewed public service as a chance to do something good rather than be petrified by the enormous challenges of governing.

Continue reading …

A comprehensive peace agreement is still some months away but the talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) opened with great optimism on both sides last Friday, with Norway hosting the talks in Oslo.

Continue reading …

“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.

Continue reading …
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.

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 212