NDFP exposes Aquino Regime's false claims on termination of peace talks


LUIS G. JALANDONI
Chairperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel
01 May 2013

In view of the continuing statements of the Aquino regime, in particular GPH Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and OPAPP Secretary Teresita Deles, about terminating the peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, I reiterate the NDFP position that the GPH has not given any written notice of termination of the peace talks to the NDFP, which is the proper addressee of such notice. This is stipulated in the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) of 1995.

Neither has the Royal Norwegian Government, the official Third Party Facilitator of the GPH-NDFP peace negotiations been informed by the GPH of any termination of peace negotiations with the NDFP. In an email letter to me in the afternoon of 30 April 2013, Ambassador Ture Lundh of the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry stated: “Let me be absolutely clear in stating that the GPH has neither officially nor unofficially informed me of any termination of peace negotiations with the NDFP.”

The NDFP is open to continuing peace talks with the GPH on the basis of signed bilateral agreement. This and other aspects of the NDFP position on the matter of peace negotiations with the GPH are contained in the NDFP Statement dated 1 May 2013.