VARIOUS STATEMENTS AND PRESS RELEASES

Peace, a continuing aspiration of Filipinos
Citizens’ Alliance for Just Peace Statement
Arkibong Bayan repost from Panay News
August 1, 2022

NTF-ELCAC’S DENIAL OF PEACE TALKS REVEALS MARCOS, JR. ADMIN’S IMMEDIATE ADHERENCE TO RULING CLASS INTERESTS
Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP)
July 15, 2022


PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE AND PEACE – A book review of On the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations
by ATTY. LILY CRUZ
Posted on 7/05/2022 from Arkibongbayan



“An attack on free speech” – Blocking of sites illegal, arbitrary
BAYAN – Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
June 22, 2022



Duterte advice to successor: resume peace negotiations
Satur Ocampo – Philstar
April 30, 2022



DROP PREPOSTEROUS CHARGES VS CASAMBRE NOW
Unite for a Just Peace, Free Rey Casambre
April 26, 2022



Pilgrims for Peace welcomes Manila RTC dismissal of case against peace consultants and activists
Pilgrims for Peace
December 21, 2021


End the Injustice! Release all Political Prisoners Now!
Pilgrims for Peace Statement on the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Pilgrims for Peace
Press Statement
3 December 2021





Court junks cases vs 17 NGO workers jailed in Agusan del Sur
By FROILAN GALLARDO – Minda News
DECEMBER 1, 2021 6:55 PM



Militarized government behind widespread human rights violations: upholding civilian governance and respect for democratic rights essential in addressing roots of the GRP-NDFP armed conflict
Pilgrims for Peace
Press Statement
30 November 2021


Peace Advocates to VP Leni: NTF-ELCAC and EO 70 are beyond Repair
Usapang Peace Talks
28 November 2021



Ecumenical peace group raises concern over ‘escalating violence’ in Mindanao
Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform
November 8, 2021



A Call to Celebrate the International Day of Peace
Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform
September 19, 2021




Peace advocates raise concern on the welfare of detained NDFP Peace Consultant Loida Magpatoc
Pilgrims for Peace
Press Statement
16 September 2021





Banning books worsens miseducation about peace talks
Pilgrims for Peace

Press Statement
11 September 2021





Mon Ramirez (1944-2021), the geek who dedicated his life in the service of the Filipino people
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com





CLOSING THE DOOR TO A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION
Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP)
Posted July 22, 2021



Beware the Warhawks; Rabid Terror-Tagging Worsens Armed Conflict
Pilgrims For Peace – Press Statement
19 July 2021


NO STATUTE CAN FREEZE OUR FAMILY’S REAL ASSETS
Statement by Rey Claro Casambre’s family
July 10, 2021




PEPP STATEMENT ON THE TRAGEDY IN MASBATE
Ref: Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, DD
Posted June 12, 2021




Peace Advocates Mark Anniversary of the Signing of CARHRIHL
Pilgrims for Peace
Press Statement
16 March 2021

UN rights office calls for independent probe into killings of human rights defenders in PH
August 21, 2020 9:53 PM PHT
Michelle Abad – Rappler.com

A Statement on the President’s SONA
Bishop Felixberto Calang
Convenor, Sowing the Seeds of Peace
July 27, 2020

Rest in Power, Fidel Agcaoili (1944-2020)
Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform
July 24, 2020

FIDEL AGCAOILI, PEACEMAKER
By Tonyo Cruz
MANILA BULLETIN
July 25, 2020

Church leaders join mounting legal opposition vs. terror law
Janess Ann J. Ellao
Bulatlat.com
July 24, 2020

Duterte’s anti-terror law a dark new chapter for Philippines, experts warn
The Guardian
Rebecca Ratcliffe – South-east Asia correspondent
Thu 9 Jul 2020 06.48 BST

THE ANTI-TERRORISM BILL ERODES HUMAN RIGHTS, INSTITUTIONALIZES IMPUNITY
National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers
June 1, 2020

HOUSE RAILROADING OF BOGUS ANTI-TERROR BILL BRINGS US TO THE BRINK OF MARCOSIAN DICTATORSHIP
By the Movement Against Tyranny
May 30, 2020

#NoLockdownOnRights – The relevance of UN mechanisms amidst the pandemic: the Philippine context
ECUVOICE PHILIPPINES
29 May 2020

Using pandemic to erode human rights is ‘unacceptable’ – U.N. chief
April 23, 2020 Agence France-Presse
Guillaume Lavallée

Lockdown and the pandemic are not government “passes” for rights violations
NUPL PRESS STATEMENT
21 APRIL 2020

CPP extends truce order despite complaints of GRP ceasefire violations
Kodao Productions
April 16, 2020

VULNERABILITY BEHIND BARS
Andres Bienrico Bisenio
April 15 at 8:31 AM

Karapatan welcomes recommendations for release of prisoners, including political prisoners
Karapatan National Press Release
April 14, 2020

Family asks chief justice to free political detainee and other elderly and sickly prisoners
Kodao Productions
April 14, 2020

#SetThemFree | Groups support campaign to release prisoners amid COVID-19 pandemic
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Bulatlat.com April 1, 2020

Urgent action needed to prevent COVID-19 in detention facilities – UN Human Rights
By MENCHANI TILENDO
Bulatlat.com
March 26, 2020

“Let Peace Serve the Healing” – A Statement on the Ceasefire Declarations of the GRP and the NDFP
Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP)
March 26, 2020

Reds say no basis yet to reciprocate government’s unilateral ceasefire
By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Kodao Productions / Bulatlat.com
March 19, 2020

Release of elderly, sickly prisoners urged amid COVID 19
By MARLO MADRIGAL
Bulatlat.com
Mar 12 2020

Mensahe ng mga Nakapiit na Consultant ng NDFP sa Assembly for Peace
Kapatid – Families and Friends of Political Prisoners
January 17, 2020

AN URGENT CALL FOR PEACE
Assembly for Peace
JANUARY 17, 2020

GPH-NDFP Peace Negotiators’ Joint Statement on Ceasefire December 21, 2019

OUR RESPONSE TO THESE VERY CHALLENGING TIMES – A MESSAGE TO THE PEPP Rey Claro Casambre Philippine Peace Center December 4, 2019

Peace Consultant: Memo Order 32 should be challenged in court ABS-CBN News Channel with Christian V. Esguerra August 2, 2019

MESSAGE FROM UNJUSTLY DETAINED PEACE CONSULTANT REY CLARO CASAMBRE Philippine Peace Center 7 January 2019

Peace spoilers block crucial talks; but provoke greater clamor for genuine peace Rey Casambre – Philippine Peace Center December 29, 2018

Gov’t urged to resume peace talks with Reds Jeannette I. Andrade, Marlon Ramos Philippine Daily Inquirer 05:35 AM December 10, 2018

Arrest of peace worker dooms talks with Reds Delfin T. Mallari Jr. Philippine Daily Inquirer 07:26 AM December 09, 2018

‘Reign of terror’: Peace advocate, wife arrested Delfin T. Mallari Jr., Maricar Cinco Philippine Daily Inquirer 07:03 AM December 08, 2018

Free the Casambres! Free all political prisoners! Submitted on Sat, 12/08/2018 – 12:10

FREE REY AND CORA CASAMBRE! HANDS OFF PEACE ADVOCATES! Statement of AGHAM (Advocates of Science and Technology for the People) December 8,2018

PPC Executive Director Rey Casambre and Wife Arrested! Free The Casambre Couple! Philippine Peace Center 7 December 2018

A BLEAK TIME FOR PEACE Pilgrims for Peace Press Release 7 December 2018

Rights advocates slam arrest of peace consultant, wife
Ronalyn V. Olea – Bulatlat
December 7, 2018

Free the Talaingod 74!
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines
November 29, 2018

Duterte officials, NDF consultants to hold ‘informal chat’ next week
UNTV News and Rescue
Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2018

“Discerning and Acting for Peace”
Statement of the 7thEcumenical Church Leaders’ Summit on Peace
November 7-9, 2018, Cebu City

NDFP condemns Ladlad’s arrest, demands his immediate release
Kodao Productions
November 9, 2018

  ‘RED OCTOBER’ OUSTER PLOT IS A BIG LIE
Philippine Peace Center Press
Statement 26 September 2018

On conspiracy tales vs. the resumption of peace talks
EcuVoice Philippines Press Statement
September 25, 2018

Interview with NDFP Peace Consultant Rey Claro Casambre on the Unilateral Postponement by the GRP of the Peace Talks
THE SOURCE on CNN
July 4, 2018

GRP PRECONDITIONS POISON PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Press Statement
5 July 2018

NDFP could no longer negotiate with Duterte regime—Sison
Kodao Productions
28 June 2018

HAS PRESIDENT DUTERTE CHOSEN TO GIVE ALL-OUT WAR ANOTHER CHANCE (AD NAUSEAM) TO SUCCEED?
Philippine Peace Center – Press Statement
19 June 2018

Peace consultant Rey Casambre talks about the postponement by Pres. Duterte of the resumption of the forthcoming GPH-NDFP peace talks
ABS-CBN News Channel with Christian V. Esguerra
Posted in Jun 15 2018

GOVERNMENT POSTPONEMENT OF PEACE TALKS IRRATIONAL, UNJUSTIABLE
Kapayapaan Press Statement
15 June 2018

Joma hits Duterte postponement of peace talks
Christian V. Esguerra, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Jun 14 2018 07:40 PM

Karapatan to AFP: Stop attacks vs communities, stop sabotaging the GRP-NDFP peace talks
PUBLIC INFORMATION DESK publicinfo@karapatan.org
PRESS RELEASE | June 9, 2018

STATEMENT ON POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE GRP-NDFP PEACE NEGOTIATIONS
Kapayapaan Campaign for a Just and Lasting Peace
Press Statement May 23, 2018

ECP Bishops to DoJ Secretary: do the right thing, withdraw terrorist list and continue peace talks
MEDIA RELEASE May 18, 2018

PEACE CONSULTANT TALKS ON THE PROSPECTS OF RESUMPTION OF THE GRP-NDFP PEACE TALKS
ANC News Channel
April 23, 2018

Resumption of peace talks with Reds backed
By: Tina G. Santos – Reporter, Philippine Daily Inquirer
April 09, 2018

NDFP welcomes Duterte’s statement to resume talks
Kodao Productions
April 4, 2018

For talks to revive, both House chambers should cooperate, Joma says
DAVAO TODAY
Mar. 29, 2018

Solons slam Lorenzana’s anti-peace talks stance
DAVAO TODAY
Mar. 28, 2018

More than 60 lawmakers urge Duterte to resume peace talks
By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News
Published March 25, 2018 10:03am

ISULONG ANG CASER! ITULOY ANG USAPANG PANGKAPAYAPAAN!
PRIVILEGE SPEECH ni Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate
Lunes, 12 Pebrero 2018

PEACE CONSULTANT TALKS ON THE ENDING OF PEACE TALKS AND ARRESTS OF NDFP CONSULTANTS 
ANC News Channel
February 5, 2018

Church dialog group finds peace talks termination, terrorist tag ‘tragic’ Calls for peace talks resumption, Christmas ceasefire By Manila Today Staff Dec 9, 2017

Peace advocates urge Duterte to return to the negotiating table Kodao Productions November 28, 2017

Filipino church leaders warn of violence as peace talks fail Joe Torres – UCA News November 24, 2017

Peace advocates lament cancellation of peace talks By RONALYN V. OLEA – Bulatlat November 23, 2017

Duterte regime going against clamor for just peace—NDFP Kodao Productions November 22, 2017

Bayan tells Duterte: Got problem with NPA? Resume peace talks MART D. SAMBALUD – Davao Today Nov. 19, 2017

  Bishop stands with CPP on localized talks: resume peace negotiations instead JIGGER J. JERUSALEM – Davao Today Nov. 06, 2017

CPP, NDF reject localized peace talks, says Duterte is ‘wasting time’ Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano – Davao Today Nov. 04, 2017

Reds ask Duterte to drop ‘untenable’ demands, focus on roots of conflict Inday Espina Varona, ABS-CBN News Posted at Oct 25 2017 08:59 AM

NDFP to Duterte on talks resumption: ‘We have always been open’ Kodao Productions October 21, 2017

End war with social and economic reforms, Duterte urged Kodao Productions September 28, 2017

Peace advocates celebrate peace talks framework agreement, push for just peace By Manila Today Staff Sep 3, 2017

Christian leaders call for renewed talks with rebels ucanews.com reporter Manila, Philippines August 14, 2017

A joint statement on peace in the Philippines National Council of Churches in the Philippines National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA August 8, 2017

Mindanao bishop hopeful of resumption of talks between gov’t, Reds JIGGER J. JERUSALEM – DavaoToday.com July 31, 2017

“Peace talks will solve Lumad issues, not martial law” LORIE ANN A. CASCARO – DavaoToday,com Jul. 28, 2017

Land distribution, social reforms at stake in terminated GRP-NDFP talks ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO – DavaoToday.com Jul. 26, 2017

Joma Sison: No need for peace talks amid martial law, killings GMA News Online / News Published July 20, 2017 5:31pm

No peace nego, no backchannel talks, no end to ML: Duterte-Left alliance further weakens By InterAksyon July 20, 2017

Reds say enabling environment for talks is discussing socio-economic reform ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO – Davao Today Jul. 14, 2017

Panels may resume talks in August; GRP commits to no offensives vs NPA Kodao Productions / News June 18, 2017

National Day of Prayer and Action for Peace and Human Rights UNITY STATEMENT June 12, 2017

National Democratic Front of the Philippines reaction to the statement of President Rodrio Duterte’s order to arrest NDFP consultants returning from the Netherlands (Video Part 2) Davao Today May 31, 2017

Reply of NDFP Chief Negotiator Fidel Agcaoili and Chief Political Consultant Professor Jose Maria Sison regarding the Latest Statement of President Duterte on the NDFP Consultants Kodao Philippines May 31, 2017

Luis Jalandoni interview regarding the May 27 Peace Talks cancellation Video from Kodao Philippines May 27, 2017

GRP to NDFP: ‘We will not proceed to participate, unless…’ Kodao Productions May 27, 2017

Martial Law declaration flouts peace processes, rejects lessons of history Statement by Sowing the Seeds of Peace in Mindanao May 25, 2017

AUDIO CLIP: Fidel Agcaoili on Joint Interim Ceasefire and CASER Kodao Productions 4/19/2017

Five reasons why the current peace talks are ‘unprecedented’ #LETSTALKPEACE – ALTERMIDYA.NET APRIL 8, 2017

Joint Statement on the Successful Fourth Round of Formal Talks between the GRP and the NDFP NDFP International Information Office 6 April 2017/in News, Statements / April 6 2017, Noorwijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands

‘CASER ahead of bilateral ceasefire agreement is wise’–Fidel Agcaoili Kodao Productions April 3, 2017

Fourth round of GRP-NDFP talks finally opens; ceasefire in the agenda Kodao Productions April 3, 2017

‘Unexpected departure,’ NDFP says of GRP’s no ceasefire announcement Kodao Productions April 1, 2017

Militant solon tells farmers: ‘Rally behind CASER, free distribution of land’ MART D. SAMBALUD – DAVAO TODAY Mar. 27, 2017

Reds to declare ceasefire before 4th round of GRP-NDFP peace talks DAVAO TODAY Mar. 25, 2017

Peace Consultant Explains Issues on Peace Talks Resumption ANC News Channel March 22, 2017

NDFP negotiators to leave for Europe for back-channel talks with the GRP Kodao Productions March 9, 2017

NDFP consultant: Peace talks still on, Duterte admin shows ‘positive signs’ ABS-CBN News Posted at Feb 23 2017 04:28 PM | Updated as of Feb 23 2017 04:49 PM

GRP and NDFP assure each other of wanting peace Kodao Productions /news February 21, 2017

House panel approves reso urging Duterte to continue peace talks RAPPLER.COM : Mara Cepeda February 21, 2017

Stand for a Just and Lasting Peace! Let the GPH-NDFP Peace Talks Continue! KAPAYAPAAN Joint Statement February 10, 2017

Joma to Rody: Calm down, let’s talk February 10, 2017 Reposted from Kodao Productions

102 lawmakers urge Duterte to continue peace talks RAPPLER.COM : by Mara Cepeda February 09, 2017

Various groups urge gov’t to continue peace talks with Left ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO Feb. 06, 2017

Peace spoilers won the day – Agcaoili Kodao Productions February 7, 2017

GRP terminates JASIG Kodao Productions February 7, 2017

Reds: Government had ‘fake ceasefire’ under Duterte Repost from GMA News Online Published February 3, 2017 7:17pm

CPP and NPA terminate ceasefire with GRP Kodao Productions February 1, 2017

‘Difficult but successful’ round of talks ends in Rome Kodao Productions January 26, 2017

Govt, NDF panels set talks on bilateral cease-fire in Utrecht in February By: InterAksyon.com January 25, 2017 7:34 PM

Joma terror delisting, free land distribution among agreements in third round of talks Kodao Productions January 25, 2017

‘First achievement of the 3rd round’: Parties sign supplemental guidelines of Joint Monitoring Committee Kodao Productions January 21, 2017

Unilateral ceasefire untenable; bilateral ceasefire prospects dim–NDFP Kodao Productions January 18, 2017

Include drug EJKs in peace talks, church-based group urges govt, Reds By: InterAksyon.com January 17, 2017 10:34 AM

20161226-bellosueno_smallBello: President Duterte will honor promise to free all political prisoners By ANTONIO L. COLINA IV – DECEMBER 27, 2016 Reposted from MindaNews

lj-2016_small‘Stop misrepresenting our statements’ – Jalandoni to GRP By: InterAksyon.com December 13, 2016 12:00 PM

lj-2016_smallBINDING ONLY AFTER RELEASE, NDF now willing to sign bilateral truce before political prisoners’ release Repost from GMA News Online By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News December 10, 2016 9:39pm

20161208-du30-jms_small1Sison: CPP ready to terminate ceasefire if political detainees are not released by January Repost of interview by Raymund B. Villanueva – Kodao Productions December 8, 2016

20161201-du30_smallJV asks JMS: On the First Six Months of the Duterte Presidency and the Continuing Quest for Real Change By J.V. Ayson – Dec 1, 2016 Reposted from www.manilatoday.net

9 NDFP Consultants Released for Formal Talks20160817-released-ndf-consultants_small by RONALYN V. OLEA August 17, 2016 Re-posted from Bulatlat

20160617 oslo-talks_small The Significance of the June 14-15 Preliminary Talks in Oslo Rey Claro Casambre Philippine Peace Center 17 June 2016

DU30ClenchFist_small Prospects for Peace with Duterte Presidency Rey Claro Casambre Philippine Peace Center May 20, 2016

20150904 lorenlegarda_smallSenator Loren: Resume peace talks with National Democratic Front of the Philippines Posted from Ang Malaya Net – Philippine News Agency September 4, 2015

20150714-belmonte-visit-netherlands_smallPalace hopes for resumption of peace talks with Reds after Amsterdam meet GMA Network News 12 July 2015

lj1Luis Jalandoni Video Message – some updates on the GPH-NDFP negotiations Rotary InternationaI District 3800, District Training Assembly (DISTAS) April 25, 2015, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

cbcp_pres_svCBCP President’s Statement a Disservice to GPH-NDFP Peace Negotiations Philippine Peace Center Press Statement 16 November 2014