Joint Statement of GPH-CPP-NPA-NDF at the Conclusion of the Current Round of Peace Talks in Oslo, Norway

  Oslo Joint Statement of 21 February 2011 We, the Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) successfully resumed the formal peace negotiations from 15 to 21 February 2011 in Oslo, Norway facilitated by the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG). The formal meetings were opened … Continue reading

Closing Speech of Gov’t Chief Negotiator Alexander Padilla for the Current Round of GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF Peace Talks

Dear friends, colleagues, good evening. Tonight concludes a week of hard bargaining between our two Panels, GPH and NDF, and up to the last minute, literally, we were not sure whether we could come to terms enough to move the peace process to another round. Perhaps the process is weighed down too much by the … Continue reading

GPH reiterates hope to settle conflict with NDF fast

Manila, Feb. 18 – Government chief negotiator Alexander Padilla on Tuesday said they are looking forward to settling the armed conflict with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) fast so they can work together as partners in finding solutions to the problems the country has been facing. “We are again … Continue reading

Civil society group calls for sincere, transparent peace talks

Manila, Feb. 16 – Quezon City resounded with the call for sincerity and transparency in the ongoing peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Norway, as a civil society movement on Tuesday marched the busy Elliptical Road from Philcoa to QC Memorial Circle, armed with bells, … Continue reading

RNG lauds GPH, NDF on resumption of formal talks; urges both to remain committed

Manila, Feb. 16 – The Royal Norwegian Government (RNG) has lauded the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) for showing “courage” to continue their dialogue on the negotiating table and address substantial issues on the peace agenda. The week-long formal talks, which opened on Tuesday in Oslo, Norway is being … Continue reading