GPH hopes to work with NDF, not against them

Manila, Mar. 8 – While prospects for a peace deal with the National Democratic Front (NDF) are high, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) is looking forward to working with the communist group in achieving reforms for the country. “We’d rather work with the NDF than against them. It has visions. We’d like to work … Continue reading

GPH reports end of first round of formal talks with NDF

  Manila, Feb. 23 – After five days of negotiations and a news blackout, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) faced the Philippine media yesterday to report on the conclusion of the first round of formal peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF). In a statement read live and beamed from Norway, government negotiating … Continue reading

GPH, NDF agree on 18-month time frame for peace talks

Manila, Feb. 22 – After a full week of hard bargaining on the negotiating table, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) today successfully concluded their first round of formal talks after a six-year impasse, with an agreement to complete the peace talks in 18 months. In a joint statement … Continue reading

STATEMENT of Gov’t Panel Chair Alexander Padilla Re GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF Peace Talks

22 February 2011 Last night, the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front concluded the first round of the resumed formal peace negotiations. It was the first formal meeting of the Panels since the talks were discontinued in 2004. We met to try and find a common political solution to the armed conflict and put … Continue reading

VIDEOS: Joint GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF Press Conference

Watch video footages from the closing ceremony and joint GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF press conference in Oslo, Norway.   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4