Peace Process

Peace Process

NPA accepts Mayor Sara Duterte’s offer to talk peace

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Feb) -- The New People’s Army (NPA) in Southern Mindanao has agreed to talk with Davao City mayor and...

Duterte to BTC: “navigate the hindrances and obstructions; find a way to peace”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 24 February) -- "Navigate the hindrances and obstructions. Hanapin ninyo ang daan hanggang patungo sa kapayapaan" (Find a way to...

Mindanao sultanates support peace efforts, federalism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – Sultanates in Mindanao on Thursday declared support to the peace efforts and proposal for a shift to a federal...

NDFP-Mindanao vows to free captives

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)-Mindanao has vowed to release its “prisoners of war” (POWs) as a...

Dureza: “Let us all wait” for the President’s order to return to nego table

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /20 Feb)-- After calling off the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) and ordering the arrest of its consultants...

A different graduation: Children in conflict-affected areas “disengage” from MILF’s armed forces

SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/ 19 Feb) --  It was a different "graduation" last Saturday for children under 18 who were "formally or informally associated"...

Bakwits since 2000, 2003: “We will ask the President to help us return to...

BARANGAY LAYOG, Pagalungan, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 19 Feb) -- At the height of the wars between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

CPP willing to return to nego table; vows to have 6 NPA captives freed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 19 Feb) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to heed the clamor of...

Duterte mum on plans for peace talks with NDF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 February) – President Rodrigo Duterte has given no hints the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front would...

Surigao NPA declares ceasefire due to quake

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews /11 February) --  The communist guerilla front operating in Surigao del Norte and portions of Agusan del Norte has declared a...

Members of Bangsamoro Transition Commission finally named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) --  Finally, the 21 members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that will draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)...

GPH, MILF peace panels set date for BTC launch but who will take oath?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 09 February) -- The peace implementing panels of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Wednesday agreed on...

Whatever happened to the Bangsamoro Transition Commission?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 February) --  Only five months left to July when the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), according to the Duterte...

Police, military out to arrest NDF consultants Mapano and Cudaste

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 08 Feb) -- Police and Army teams have been deployed to arrest National Democratic Front (NDF) peace consultants Alfredo...

Gov’t ends JASIG with NDF

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/07 February) -- The Government of the Republic of the Philippines served on Tuesday to the National Democratic Front its notice of termination...

NPA couple nabbed in Ozamiz

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 06 Feb) -- An alleged bomb-making expert of the New People’s Army (NPA) and his wife were arrested by...

NDF peace consultant arrested at military checkpoint

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 06 Feb) -- A consultant of the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace panel was arrested by authorities along with his...

Duterte orders arrest of NDF consultants; NDF says they are protected under JASIG

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the arrest and detention of the consultants of the National Democratic...

Duterte tags Reds as “terrorist group”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/ 05 February) --  President Rodrigo Duterte said he will no longer consider the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)...

CPP-NPA delisting as FTO  to suffer setback with Duterte tagging them as “terrorist group”

LOS ANGELES, California  (MindaNews/05 Feb) -- Efforts to have the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) delisted as a foreign terrorist organization...

Duterte suspends talks with NDF; will resume if there is a “compelling reason”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte onf Saturday night announced that he is "not ready to resume" peace talks with...

Fight and talk: GRP-NDF to meet on bilateral ceasefire on Feb. 22 to 27

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/04 February) -- Despite the termination of their respective unilateral ceasefire declarations,  the government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) peace...

Duterte’s lifting of unilateral ceasefire: the second since July 30

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews /04 February) – President Rodrigo Duterte's lifting of the unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels effective Friday night was the second since he...

Duterte ends unilateral ceasefire with NPA

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 February) -- President Rodrigo Duterte announced Friday the government was lifting its unilateral ceasefire with the New People’s Army and that...

Military hits NPA for attacks in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) -- The New People’s Army has continued to carry out attacks, abductions and killings in Caraga and Davao Regions despite...

Armed men abduct soldier in Surigao Norte town

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 January) -- A soldier belonging to the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army was abducted by armed men...

2 years after Mamasapano Tragedy, hope springs eternal for Tukanalipao residents  

TUKANALIPAO, Mamasapano, Maguindanao (MindaNews/25 January) --  The wooden footbridge that became a symbol of the fragility of peace in the aftermath of the Mamasapano Tragedy...

Rebel slain in Army-NPA clash in Makilala

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/23 Jan) -- A member of the New People's  Army (NPA) was killed in a clash with government troops in a remote...

Soldier-peacebuilder is new Westmincom chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) -- A bemedalled soldier who is active in  peace-building activities in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao is the new...

GPH, MILF still looking for a new Malaysian facilitator

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 January) -- The government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF ) peace implementing panels are still "in the process...

Bello hopes bilateral ceasefire agreement signed in 3rd round of talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) --  The government (GRP) peace panel will “strive hard” to have the bilateral ceasefire agreement with the National...

60 Higaonon families flee as suspected NPA rebels arrive in village  

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 15 January) --  The sight of heavily armed men was enough for some 60 Higaonon families to flee...

New Malaysian facilitator in GPH-MILF peace process named

By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files The Philippines and Malaysia have agreed on a new facilitator in the government’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...

2 months after signing EO, Duterte finally appoints BTC members

DAVAO  CITY (MindaNews /12 January) –  Two months and two days after he issued an executive order expanding the membership and functions of the...

Bello: President Duterte will honor promise to free all political prisoners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 December) – Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Monday said he does not doubt that President Duterte would fulfill his promise...

NDF: NPA can be tapped to implement socioeconomic reforms

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/26 December) -- The New People's Army, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, should not be disarmed but should...

CPP still supports peace talks with gov’t but…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 December) -- The Communist Party of the Philippines on Monday said it continues to support the peace negotiations with the Duterte...

NDF open to bilateral truce before release of political prisoners

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) -- Saying it is the "best gift the government and the NDF can give to the Filipino people this holiday...

Duterte to NDF: no ceasefire, no release; NDF asks, ‘why the turnaround?’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 December) –  “Sorry, I cannot do that. ” President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not release 130 political prisoners before...

No bilateral ceasefire, no release of political prisoners — Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/06 December) – There will be no release of a substantial number of detained communist rebels unless a bilateral ceasefire agreement with...

Peace panels urged to include migrant workers’ welfare in CASER talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 December) – A migrant workers’ group urged the peace panels of the government (GRP) and National Democratic Front (NDF) to include...

Duterte vows release of 165 political prisoners before Christmas day

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 December) --  President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to work on the release of some 165 political prisoners before Christmas...

Duterte meets with MILF, reiterates support for new BBL

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/03 December) –  President Rodrigo Duterte met with  the chair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and members of its Central...

President pardons 4 communist rebels convicted for murder  and kidnapping

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/02 December) -- President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an order granting pardon to four communist rebels convicted for murder and kidnapping, a...

Unimplemented peace pacts will be “rallying point of extremists in Mindanao”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) – A continued failure in implementing the peace agreements between government and the Bangsamoro revolutionary fronts will be...

5-member Misuari panel named

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 December) – Lawyer Randolph Parcasio will head the five-member peace implementing panel of the Moro National Liberation Front (MLNF)...

SC skirted core issue in ruling on petitions vs Bangsamoro peace pacts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 November) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions to declare unconstitutional the peace agreements signed by Government (GPH) and...

NPA says military waging “provocative” acts to “sabotage” peace talks; military says “not true”

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – The New People’s Army (NPA) has accused the military of carrying out “provocative and combat actions to...

NPA in NorMin says truce with gov’t not working

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/23 November) -- Communist rebels in Northern Mindanao have threatened to call off the ceasefire with the government over alleged...

New Zealand pledges US$3M for peace efforts in Mindanao; eyes bigger bilateral trade with...

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 November) – New Zealand has vowed to donate US$3million over the next three years to support the peace efforts in conflict-affected...

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