August 16, 2017

NUSP welcomes success of 4th round of GRP-NDFP peace talks, backs call for free land distribution

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) lauds the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) for another successful round of formal peace negotiations. NUSP welcomes the agreements of both parties on free land distribution, interim joint ceasefire, and release of prisoners. “The fourth round of GRP-NDFP peace talks concludes on a positive note with more agreements on free land distribution to support agrarian reform and rural development. We welcome this breakthrough as a just and necessary step to address the long-standing problems of landlessness and agrarian unrest,…

Student Union reminds Duterte of his words, urges immediate release of political prisoners prior formal peace negotiations

The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) reminds President Rodrigo Duterte Monday that the Filipino people still hold on his words that he will release all political prisoners before the start of formal peace talks on August 20. “Back in May, Duterte promised to release political prisoners to build confidence in time for the set peace negotiations between the GRP and the NDFP. Now that the talks are nearing, not a single peace consultant has been released. We do not know what is keeping him from doing such an important move significant in the peace process, but this…