Archive of Negotiating Panel

NDFP Negotiating Panel Immensely Outraged and Deeply Mourns Deaths of Tiamzon Couple
April 20, 2023 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, (together with its consultants, resource persons, cooperators, staff and secretariat), are immensely outraged and deeply mourns the brutal and barbaric killing of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria. We send our sincerest condolences to their families, especially their children and grandchildren. Exemplary revolutionaries that they […]

Condemn the Philippine National Police for presenting Eric Jun Baring Casilao as a “terrorist”
April 17, 2023 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

The Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines strongly protests the presentation of Eric Jun Baring Casilao by the Philippine National Police as a “terrorist”. This is totally unacceptable and is not only in violation of basic human rights and international humanitarian law but is shamelessly inhuman. Only real terrorists parade their […]

The summary executions of Ericson Acosta and Joseph Jimenez are war crimes–NDFP NEC, NDFP Peace Panel
December 04, 2022 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson | Luis Jalandoni | Chief International Representative |

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines National Executive Council and the NDFP Peace Negotiating Panel strongly condemn the treacherous and cowardly abduction and summary executions of Ericson Acosta and his companion, Joseph Jimenez. Acosta was a resource person of the NDFP Peace Panel, specifically the Reciprocal Working Committee Socio-Economic Reforms (RWC-SER), while Jimenez was […]

I am not a terrorist
June 16, 2022 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Luis G. Jalandoni | Senior Adviser |

I am not a terrorist and I strongly condemn my designation as such by the Anti-terror Council (ATC) of the Philippine government. I categorically state that never in my life have I committed any act of terrorism. For the past three decades I have always worked for just peace to reign in the Philippines and […]

JASIG and the Arrest and Detention of Loida Magpatoc
September 17, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

The principled position of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines is to respect the continuity of the safety and immunity guarantees for negotiators, consultants, resource persons and staff of the NDFP and the GRP Negotiating Panels in accordance with the GRP-NDFP Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). The GRP and the NDFP […]

A Needless Nail on the Coffin of the GRP NDFP Peace Negotiations
July 20, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

By ATC Resolution No. 21 designating the NDFP as a terrorist organization, is an antipeace act. The Duterte regime is once again demonstrating its penchant for state terrorism and its abject stupidity and delusion that it can stop the people’s desire for a just and lasting peace by ending his reign of terror. Consequent to […]

NDFP Negotiating Panel on Justice Carpio’s statement at the 1Sambayan peace web forum
June 02, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

On Justice Carpio’s opening statement at the 1Sambayan peace web forum advising that peace agreements must be in accordance with the Constitution (lest it suffer the fate of MOA-AD for being unconstitutional): At the outset, while we are pleased and warmly welcome Justice Antonio Carpio’s positive views on the imperative of peace negotiations, we wish […]

Compelling Visions of Just Peace: The Ethical Imperative of Human Dignity in Social Transformation
February 18, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

I am honored to speak at the 9th Ecumenical Church Leaders’ Summit on Peace February 18-19, 2021 commemorating 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines and celebrating God’s gift of human dignity on the subject of Compelling Visions of Just Peace: The Ethical Imperative of Human Dignity in Social Transformation. The 9th Ecumenical Church Leaders’ […]

NDFP Negotiating Panel Considers Absurd AFP Complaints To CHR Against CPP and NPA
January 19, 2021 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

In peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP), the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has represented the Communist Party of the Philippines, the New People’s Army and sixteen other allied organizations within the NDFP as well as the local organs of democratic political power constituting the People’s Democratic […]

NDFP Negotiating Panel condemns Duterte regime for the brutal killing of NDFP peace consultants
December 02, 2020 | National Democratic Front of the Philippines | Negotiating Panel | Juliet de Lima | Interim Chairperson |

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel condemns in the strongest terms the fascist Duterte regime and his Philippine National Police for the brutal murder of two NDFP Peace Consultants, Eugenia Magpantay and Agaton Topacio on November 25, 2020. Close to a battalion of troopers swooped on the residence of Magpantay and […]