“It is important that peace talks continue as this is one of the avenues to resolve the roots of armed conflict.”
Ka Randy and the path to peace and ploughshares
By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA JR. Bulatlat.com It was in 2011, during the first year of the Aquino administration, when I first got to work closely with peace builder and land defender Randall ‘Ka Randy’ Echanis, deputy secretary general of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and peace consultant of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). I…
Schools, if only
By DEE AYROSO
The case for CASER
If the war between the armed forces of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and those of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) officially and finally ends as a result of the peace talks between these adversaries, Rodrigo Roa Duterte will secure a place in history as the most effective president the Philippines…
#CASERGoals | ‘Peace talks can change lives of poor Filipinos’
Independent think-tank Ibon Foundation launched a campaign on peace talks awareness.
Caser | Advancing the people’s right to health
Progressive health groups still pin hope on the resumption of the GRP-NDFP peace talks to bring in reforms in health service.
An Unofficial Guide to Understanding the Socio-Economic Proposals of Filipino Communists
The most important peace document submitted by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines contains seven parts and is 82 pages long. Here’s a summary of the proposed Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms or CASER: The preamble links the country’s economic backwardness to its colonial history. But it also highlights the potential to…
Agrarian revolution in Cordillera
A peace consultant narrates how revolutionary efforts improved lives and showcased self-determined development in the remotest mountain communities.
NDFP to propose solutions to roots of poverty in 2nd round of peace talks
“This is the meat of the problem, the basic suffering of the people, which is connected to their stomach.”
CASER | Peasant groups hope peace talks to result in new pact
“The resumption of the peace negotiations is in the best interest of farmers and the peasant masses.”
Reds to push for socio-economic reforms
“Who would not want national sovereignty? Who would not want land reform…that would ensure food security? Who would not want a patriotic, progressive culture?