Aquino: Talks with Reds next


Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—After saying last year that forging a peace deal with the communist rebels appeared to be difficult, President Benigno Aquino III on Saturday “spoke about his resolve” to resume the talks, according to deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte.

The President disclosed his intention to the Royal Norwegian Government Team of Facilitators which paid a courtesy call in Malacañang on Friday. The team is brokering the administration’s peace negotiations with the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

“The facilitators expressed that they felt now was a good time to move the peace process forward,” said Valte in a radio interview on Saturday.

“We all know that the peace talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF have been delayed,” she said, adding that both the President and the Norwegian facilitators have seen the wisdom of resuming the talks.

CPP/NPA/NDF refers to the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front, the main organizations behind the communist-led decades-led insurgency.

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is conducting an “internal review process” amid the NDF’s demand to free many of its detained consultants before talks could resume.

“But of course, this review process will be in accordance with our laws and with our court processes,” said Valte.

After the signing of the framework agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on Oct. 15 last year, Malacañang said it hoped the event would inspire the communist rebels to return to the negotiating table. Michael Lim Ubac

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  • bongarroyo

    magaling talaga si PNoy lahat ng gusot gustong ayusin di kagaya ni gloria noon lahat gustong nakawin..

  • Garibaldi_II

    Please, NO PEACE talk with these brigands and bandits. Defeat them in their turf once and for all. The people are tired of feeding them with their sweats and tears.

    • etomacq

      Sabi nga ni Noynoy “lets give peace a chance”.. “it’s time to be one and unite”.. 

      In Noynoy’s mind… MILF, NPA and Phil. Armed Forces should unite and be one…. for the sake of peace! 

      Para si GMA at ang hindi nila kaalyado sa pulitika na lang kalaban nila. 

      • Garibaldi_II

        I’ll make it short. I’m for peace even if it’s the worst kind than prolong the best type of armed conflict. We only have one country. If the government can make peace without a fight that’s one of the most noble things it has achieved but if it must draw the sword to end the conflict, it must do so and fight to win. The Cpp’s cause is orphaned; ideology, dead. Traitors are these ragtag bandits who kill innocent civilians – abhorrent acts. How many times they negotiated for peace only to cast the first salvo after they recovered from their defeat. They use peace to scuttle it and exercise freedom to suppress it. And while negotiating, they are planning for another offense. The President is loyal and sincere. Peace becomes possible only if these traitors are sincere and loyal to negotiations and recognize the duly constituted government.

      • etomacq

        Do you think the CPP/NPA would just suddenly give up their ideology through peaceful negotiations and surrender? No way! What they really want is to have their own gov’t… a communist Philippines.

      • Garibaldi_II

         That’s the reason I’m against peace negotiation.

  • Albert Einstien

    That’s good news for the COMMUNIST they can ask entire luzon or visayas…or both…

    from 1968 to 1986 the beginning & finalization of PHILIPPINE degredation to the ABYSS of POVERTY & 2013..just look around sans the propaganda & paid surveys..just compare criminality, poverty, unemployment & prices of everything from 1986 to present..the AQUINOS promises for 27 years for progress, peace & prosperity are ALL LIES & they put us in this  dire situation ….so sad…
    “The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.”– Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121-180 A.D.
    1861.. from CHINA to RP…..change of name…..the Cojuangco family can be traced back to Hong Chian( hongjian FARMERS village ) in Tongan province, China. Former President Cory Aquino’s,great grandfather was the first generation of the Cojuangco clan that came to the Philippines in 1861. His actual chinese name, Mr. Co Yu Hwan change his name to Mr. Jose Cojuangco.
    1900 Philippine revolution- ysidra cojuanco, BECAME one of the RICHEST at age 32
    Part One: Seeking the Holy Grail on Good Friday ( just google it )
    ” Encarnacion a friend and confidant of Dońa Ysidra, she is also the daughter of Eulalio Saulo who confirmed to her the story as one of the military escorts of the gold shipment to Ysidra. As far as we know this is the first direct evidence of a Cojuangco (and Ysidra at that) admitting what many Luna contemporaries long alleged, that the source of the Cojuangco fortune was the gold commandeered by Luna and regularly turned over to Ysidra. The combined assets controlled by the Cojuangcos total about P200 billion. To recover such wealth under Article 11, section 15 of the 1987 Constitution, one must go to court, and pay a filing fee of half a percent of the amount to be recovered, or P1 billion unrefundable win or lose. Who has that kind of money to risk ? ”
    1900 Antonio Luna-Cojuangco Affair.alleged .DIVERTION of REPUBLIC’s FUNDS (now called PLUNDER o PANDARAMBONG ) ..see their story ..REVOLUTIONARY GOVT of AGUINALDO easily LOST to AMERICANS due to the MISSING REPUBLIC’s TREASURE that should be USED for buying FOOD & MEDICINES as well as for paying soldiers & recruits…
    1944 JAPANESE Collaboration ( MAKAPILI tawag sa mga pilipinong TRAYDOR dati )-Benigno Aquino SR…..captured in japan & sent here in the Philippines charged with TREASON !
    1968 SABAH-exposed the RE-TAKING by marcos … Benigno” NINOY” Aquino Jr. he is a a FRIEND of malaysian leaders,on his clandestine with fake passports ( not heroic in fact that is a crime on itself ) return to RP;(wikipedia) —-Logan International Airport on August 13, 1983, took a circuitous route home from Boston, via Los Angeles to Singapore. In Singapore, then Tunku Ibrahim Ismail of Johor met Aquino upon his arrival in Singapore and later brought him to Johor to meet with other Malaysian leaders Once in Johor, Aquino met up with Tunku Ibrahim’s father, Sultan Iskandar, who was a close friend to Aquino..
    NO WONDER ..pres. cory & noynoy will not claim sabah..? SABAH has the potential to produce 1 million barrels of oil a day,”The estimated reserves from the present Sabah oilfields is 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 7.7 trillion scf of gas.”
    NINOY Aquino was imprisoned on charges of murder and subversion. He was found GUILTY of subversion and sentenced to death in November 1977. ( MARCOS the MERCIFUL )This was commuted into exile to allow a humanitarian medical treatment in the United States in 1980, accompanied by his wife. According to some through the efforts of Imelda Marcos convinced Pres. Marcos to be merciful..International media called marcos the merciful…even US president bush & reagan were FANs of marcos
    1987 SPRATLY-cory aquino allowed entry of china in spratly islands..and in 1988 went to her RELATIVES in china & celebrated with them instead of DEFENDNG or filng a protest against china intrussion…and in 1988 ENTRY of chinese WARSHIP in ur territory and established outpost there….NOW they are claming the WHOLE SCS..CORY ADMINISTRATION …freed all TOP communist & mulim rebels & members…then WAR ensued in all fronts….DEATHs abounds…REBELS group now became strong enough and asking TERRITORies in the south ( milf ) & CPP asking the pnoy govt to be PARTNERS in governance..the cojuanco-aquino clan .until now after 24 years of PROMISES of progress, peace & prosperity ..are NOWHERE to be found…despite daily propaganda & paid surveys …only their KKK’s became richer & richer day by day …
    If we take a CLOSER SCRUTINY …WHY RP is so POOR now…1968 is the SOURCE of the EVIL CALVARY & CAUSE of UNENDING CHAOS… was in 1968 NINOY divulged the marcos reclaim for sabah, in 1968 muslim rebellion begun, in 1968 MNLF were established & ALSO in 1968 CPP-NPA was established…LO & BEHOLD …rubbing salt to injury for peaceful loving citizensshe freed them in 1986….ninoy started it & cory FREED the enemies of the STATE ( who killed hundred of thousand citizens & govt forces & displaced MILLIONS of families ) ……ninoy was RUMORED as both a Communist stooge and a CIA agent at that time… just draw your own conclusion….america & western powers at that time cant get marcos approval to SIPHONED DEUTERIUM because it will be disadvantageous to the country…
    however in 1986 just months after they toppled marcos in 1986 ….CORY govt wanted immediately to harvest deuterium …cory hurriedly went to state visit to america which enrile allegedly asked her ..did they PROMISE you ANYTHING ? of course she fired ENRILE after that… but RAM boys went to regular & routine coups ..& the REDS are becoming more  INFLUENTIAL & more POWERFUL in the CORY govt….AFP forces loyal to marcos are still there ..MNLF became more POWERFUL…..with the POLITICAL uncertainties..foreign powers suspended their interest in phil. DEUTERIUM..
    NOW are you WONDERING why for the FIRST TIME in ANALS of WORLD HISTORY a so called REVOLUTION is BLOODLESS? ..because it is NOT a revolution it is a DESIGN with FOREIGN ARCHITECTS….the LANDSCAPE is DEUTERIUM…in fact during SNAP election marcos won over cory he got 10.8 million votes while cory ONLY got 9.2 million votes ….who says marcos cheated….. namfrel & technicians.. but who handled them ? who feeds them the data ?…. why US senator LUGAR & 44 americans were here during elections ? election OBSERVERS or more than observers.. ?
    CORY ALLOWED CHINA intrusion in 1987 to our Kagitingan Reef then ..they are NOW CLAIMING the whole SCS. The Geology and Mineral Resources Ministry of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has estimated that the Spratly area holds oil and natural gas reserves of 17.7 billion tons (1.60 × 1010 kg), as compared to the 13 billion tons (1.17 × 1010 kg) held by Kuwait, placing it as the fourth largest reserve bed in the world. These large reserves assisted in intensifying the situation and propelled the territorial claims of the neighboring countries. While vietnam fought china and regain their territory ..CORY instead of sending the navy as what marcos did..choose to celebrate with her BLOOD RELATIVES in china. She also lighted incense at the altar of the Ancestral Temple of the Xu (Co) Clan. She was quoted as having remarked “I am the President, but I am also the daughter of Hongjian Village” ( news item )
    .HACIENDA LUISITA was planned to be RETURNED & distributed to the FARMERS by MARCOS in 1968 ( The government’s first follow-up letter was written by Conrado Estrella of the Land Authority on March 2, 1967 …HACIENDA LUISITA ( 6,400 hectares ) the root of political & economic turbulence..the DECLINE of everything good for Filipino..& deprivation and injustice to the farmers 1968 to 2013 )…NINOY DIVULGED the MARCOS SABAH RECLAIM plan in 1968, MUSLIM rebellion begun in 1968, MNLF was ESTABLISHED in 1968, & CPP-NPA established in 1968…adding insult to the peaceful citizens… CORY RELEASED ALL ENEMIES of the state …now they are demanding their own territories ( milf ) & asking joint governance with rp govt ( cpp-npa )…
    2012 spratly & panatag Islands- Pnoy aquino- visited china in 2011 AFTER his ELECTION in 2010..he said to his relatives ” if one is to move forward, one must know how to look back. So I would like to thank the people of Hongjian—all my distant cousins, aunts, and uncles—for their warm welcome, and for being among the many who give me the strength to carry on and succeed,” ..china established a govt over the islands after backdoor negotiations on july 2012 …..just recently  10/2012 pnoy-MALAYSIA-milf peace deal.( why is MALAYSIA so interested in MILF TERRITORY ? )…they just talk to one small rebel group yet they already call it peace while there are plenty more rebel armed groups in the same area… consider it already a political entity bangsamoro..a new away territories not even within his power to give!
    Now 2013..Sulu Sultanate ARMY made a SUICIDE & PATRIOTIC move & RAISED PHILPPINE FLAG in SABAH and making a RE-CLAIM of NATIONAL TERRITORY & SOVEREIGNTY for the people……which the govt of pnoy should be doing ..instead PNOY govt is COLLABORATING with  MALAYSIA ( territory grabber & INSATIABLE LOOTER  of our resources ) for the RETURN of the hapless PATRIOTIC FILIPINO CITIZENS who are DOING the SWORN DUTIES of the GOVT…protection of sovereignty & territorial integrity , to serve & protect the people as prime duties of govt under the CONSTITUTION..!
    let HISTORY be the JUDGE..who are TRAITORS & HEROES……!!!

    • Loggnat

      You should get together with somebody who is good in writing a book. Get it polished up and publish it and I’m sure it will be a hit because it is very entertaining. You might even make some money of it and maybe start a group or organization with your own loyal followers. You are a very talented conspiracy researcher, writer, and there could be a profitable and bright future for you in that direction. :)) 

  • The Franchise

    I’m all for this Mr. President. I’ve been waiting for this actually after that effort you did with the Muslim extremists. Without total peace this country cannot follow the path of Asian economic tigers of recent past such as SG and HK.  I’m done with cynicism. Cynical people does’nt really have any positive alternative except to spread negativism. And spread hopelessness among the filipinos. Time for Filipinos to be positive for once, para sa Bayan. 

    • etomacq

      This is a democratic country.. FYI Singapore and HK are under China which we all know is a communist country. Rebels are executed in their country.

      NPA is the armed function group of the CPP..

      CPP/NPA’s ideology is to turn the Philippines into a communist country. 

      Peace could only be achieved if you would give up half of the Philippines to the CPP/NPA just like what happened to North/South Korea and North/South Vietnam.

      If you really love the Philippines, dapat mong isipin ang pangkalahatan ng Pilipinas hindi yun pang sarili mo lang na opinyon or galit ka dahil negative ang comment sa idolo at hinahangaan mong Presidente.

      • Yobhtron

        Camote talaga ang utak mo gunggongl. Wala kang magandang kumento at puro negatibo.  Ang lalim ang hinanakit mo, sa tingin ko kawatan ka ni Gloria na nawalan ng makukurakot.  Ang mga taong kagaya mo ang hindi kailangan ng bayan.  Sana kunin ka ni Demonyo.

      • etomacq

        Nagsalita ang anghel… Parang si Gloria lang ang kurakot para sayo a?  Sa administrasyon ng idol mo puro rin mga kurakot at mga gutom sa kapangyarihan.. Kayo ang mga nagkukunwaring mga anghel pero mga tunay na demonyo. 

        Sa panalita mo pa lang puro kademonyohan ka na. 

        Mga taong katulad mo ang mas lalong binabaon sa putikan ang Pilipinas.

  • arao_liwanag

    Ang MNLF ay nalansi ni Cory at ni Marcos, Lahat sila ay mga anti Filipino. Ang NPA at CPP ay tunay na mga Filipino, maka Filipino at handang mamatay para sa bayan. Ang kalaban ng NPA ay ang mga kawatan at bulok na pulitiko, militar, mapagsamantalang negosyante at mga traydor sa bayan.

    • daniboy2012

      sinungaling!!!!e bakit buhay pa maraming  kawatan at bulok na pulitiko, militar, mapagsamantalang negosyante at mga traydor sa bayan… sabihin mo ang mga CPP/NPA ang pinapatay lang yung mga kawawa at walang kalaban laban na mga sibilyan. 

    • Acute

      oy Ka Mote, wag kang padalos-dalos sa pagsasalita mo! pati mga inosenteng pulis at sundalo dinadamay niyo?! kung talagang ayaw niyo sa patakaran ng gobyerno dahil hindi ito makatarungan!? ba’t hindi mismo yung malacañang at mga munisipyo ang bombahin niyo!? hindi yung dinadamay niyo pa pati ang mga inosenteng mandirigmang na nakikipaglaban para sa bayan? tandaan niyo mga bobo!, alipin lang sila ng kanilang mga pinuno! kaya pala itong mga alkalde at gobernador ng bawat banwa, puro buwaya at magnanakaw?! bakit hindi mismo yung mga pinuno ang lapastanganin niyo! SUMALI LANG KAYO NG NPA DAHIL WALA KAYONG TRABAHO! AT PARA MAKAPAGMAYABANG NA MAY ARMAS! TANGA!

    • wildUbuntu

       Sino niloko ng mga NPA na yan. tang ina nilang lahat!

  • Mamang Pulis

    pag tapos sunugin ang camp philips—papansinin nyo na ulit.

    paki usap na rin sa iyo ng mga nangangapanya sa LP at medyo malaki laki ang hinihingi sa kanila…

  • daniboy2012

    Get joma and cohorts, just like bin laden!!!

  • etomacq

    Noy will create Autonomous Region for Communist Party of the Philippines or ARCPP..

    • Garibaldi_II


      • etomacq

        Better watch your words.. My comments here are pure opinionated. Wag mo masyado personalin ok?

      • Garibaldi_II

        Personalin? I don’t stoop when the arrow is cast.

      • etomacq

        Better watch your words.. My comments here are pure opinionated. Wag mo masyado personalin ok?

      • Garibaldi_II

        Know how deep the river is before you cross it, least you drown.

  • RyanE

    Free education, employment opportunities, economic development in the countrysides, eradication of graft and corruption, minimize red tapes, and other government programs geared to mitigate poverty if implemented aggressively, continuously and with full commitment will certainly make this decade-old communist insurgency die a natural death.

  • Colokoy

    pera2 lng yan..

  • XY ZEE

    No need.
    Nasa Malacanang na sina Llamas and company kaya well represented ang mga pula.

  • wakats

    For ordinary members of the NPA, the government can always offer big chunks of land now under their control, to include infrastructure and livelihood facilities.  To their bigwigs, like joma, they won’t settle for anything less than an outright position of power in the government.

    No wonder there’s an increased NPA activities recently so they can negotiate on a position of strenght.

    PNoy ought to be extra careful as he would be threading on matters of national interest and security…..     

  • aquino_josemaria

    Pinoy, please restore the intelligence services budget. That attack on the Dole plantation in Bukidnon was massive and should never have happened. Tell the army to give the NPA a massive blow. And see how fast the NPA run to the peace talks. 

  • JasonBieber

    We’ll believe it when we see it. Sometimes if not most of the time PNoy needs a nudge to get things moving…unfortunately PNoy is not receiving enough nudges from his circle.

    Also hopefully, this peace talks continue well after the elections.

  • limcat

    what for??  the reds are losing support from the masses … kaya puro pagbabandido nalang ang ginagawa ng mga ito … let the reds die a natural death, malapit narin mamatay sila jalandoni at joma – matatanda na! LOL

  • boybakal

    Aquino: Talks with Reds next…

    I don’t understand this.
    First they formed their group Yellow, another came out Black and White, now they are talking Red.
    So what is next….Blue and Purple…enough of this color coding…be real.

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy is trying hard to please and make peace with rebels, but then he tries harder in dividing the nation by relentlessly attacking his political opponents and adding color coding schemes to separate the people even more. The priorities of this Aquino administration are rather strange.

  • disqusted0fu

    The government’s framework agreement with the MILF is said to be one of the main causes of the reignited clash in Sabah… Now what negative effects could this new project of Pnoy bring to the country?

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