NDF committed to peace talks, says Jalandoni

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LUCENA CITY—The National Democratic Front is open to the resumption of peace talks with the Aquino administration, the rebels’ chief negotiator, Luis Jalandoni, said on Wednesday.

In a statement e-mailed to the Inquirer from his base in the Netherlands, Jalandoni said the NDF had “continually asserted that it is committed to peace negotiations that address the roots of the armed conflict and pave the way to a just and lasting peace.”

Jalandoni assailed government officials for allegedly “acting irresponsibly by issuing bellicose statements” about terminating the negotiations.

He brushed aside as “completely untrue” that Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Deles had informed the Dutch government, which is facilitating the discussions, that the Aquino administration had terminated the talks.

Jalandoni said the government had not informed Ambassador Ture Lundh either formally or informally of such termination.

He said that the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (Jasig) of 1995 required a written notice by either party in ending the talks. “No written notice of termination of the Jasig and the peace negotiations has been given,” he said.

Jalandoni added that all immunity guarantees contained in Jasig would remain in full force even after such termination.

The talks between the two panels have been stalled since 2004.

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  • zdrx

    committed to peace? how?
    uh, i forgot…through killings of course. that’s how communism story goes…from stalin of russia to mao of china. from polpot of cambodia…to kims of north korea. power at all cost…even if its on top of mountains of bones, and rivers of blood.

  • quirinomayer

    Typical of communists, Jalandoni talks peace with blood dripping from the side of his mouth. Just like what is says in Psalms 55:21: ” His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.” As Jalandoni talks peace, NPAs in the field are planning to kill more people including old women like Mayor Guingona. It is only right that the government terminates the talks because there is nothing that will stop these deluded and conscienceless and godless men but seizure of government power.

    By the way, I noticed that there used to be a few misguided reds defending the CPP/NDF/NPA in these forums like arao-liwanag but after they have seen the anger of 99.99 percent of PDI readers against their movement, they have been silenced.

    The only support the reds have in these country are the few the have fairly convinced or deceive who follow them willingly and many in the areas they control who must pretend to have embraced communism for fear of their lives but who would shake off the ideology the moment the guns are no longer pointed at them. Communism is such a pathetic set of beliefs it needs the threat of death for people to pretend they have accepted it.

    Time for the government to smash this movement to pieces. It has caused so much pain and sorrow to so many of our brothers and sisters.

    • NAGMAMARUNONG

      START WITH OR AMONG THE RANKS AT MALACANYANG & CONGRESS.

  • wawa2172

    Jalandoni and Jose Maria Sison are blood thirsty Dracula. They are still on the limelight even though the masses have already found the communist group irrelevant. Jalandoni and Sison are having a good life in The Netherlands while their comrades have turned into banditry, thieves and murderer.

  • calixto909

    If I were the president I won’t hold any peace talks with you but instead had long ago declared an all out war and for sure, you wouldn’t be breathing today the fresh air but the rancid air of gunsmokes till you all are pulverized for being the disease to progress.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    MERON SINA JALANDONI AT SISON MAKUKUHANG COMMUNIST MONEY CONTRIBUTION KUNG MANATILING COMMUNIST. ‘PAG TERRORIST O BANDITS ANG TURING SA KANILA, NATURAL MAGUGUTOM SILA.

    AT TOTOONG TERRORISTS SILA!!! KAYA LANG MERON DIN NAKIKINABANG DIYAN SA MALACANYANG AT CONGRESS NA KASAPING BANDIDO, KAYA HINDI MAKAAHON.

  • david

    yeah, puro talk ang ndf. salita lang ang peace talk sa kanila pero tuloy tuloy ang mga terrorist acts.

  • $8866117

    putangina mo jalandoni, mamatay ka na sana

  • virgoyap

    Are you really interested in achieving a long and lasting peace? Throwing the blame to each other will not help. Please be honest and sincere.

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Then why do you keep killing people?

  • kilabot

    peace talk is a waste of taxpayer money.
    it is a euro junket disguised as peace talk;
    what have we gotten from it? nada!
    better to have war
    at least it will result in body bags.

  • etomacq

    there should be no peacetalk. The Philippines must declare war against the communist group in the Philippines. MILF, MNLF and NPA are not allowed to carry firearms.. they must be disarmed. Supilin ang mga banta sa republika at palakasing ang sandatahan ng Pilipinas.

  • etomacq

    Walang mangyayari kung puro salita lang tayo at ang gobyerno kontra sa NPA.. the gov’t needs to act now! I dare this government to start attacking the communist rebels ASAP.

  • ruben_bush

    malaking fundraise ang “peacetalks”. nabobola ng ndf ang mga gobyerno tulad ng norway para bigyan sila ng pera. kaya gusto nila “kunwari” ay ipagpatuloy ang peacetalks, kahit di sila naniniwala sa peacetalks. nalilinlang din nila ang buong mundo sa pagpopostura na sila ay lehitimong grupo na may ” belligenrency status”.

    sa realidad, wala sila lakas upang manalo kaya ginagamit nila ang peacetalks upang di sila pulbusin ng afp. sa tingin ko kung talagang uupakan ng husto ito, matatapos na rin ang insurgency problem. Digmaang Bayan sagot sa terrorismo ng CPP-NPA-NDF!!!

  • marivon

    NDF represent a bunch of criminals and there is no room for negotiation. Time and again; these hooligans are simply buying time to re group and then attack our soldiers on the next comfortable time for them. Jalandoni can not be trusted. He is a twisted commi to say the least. Joma sarap buhay sa Netherlands, at wala nang balak yan umuwi sa Pilipinas, kaya ayaw niyan ng peace talk na genuine.

  • $5699914

    NDF – committed to peace talks, yup, just talks.
    NPA – committed to atrocities, attacks, arson, extortion, kidnappings, yup, syndicated crimes.

  • RyanE

    I guess Mr. Jalandoni and Joma should never worry anymore about peace talks, etc. All they have to do is enjoy the rest of their lives in Netherlands watching football games, and partying. While the ordinary NPA fighters are sleeping in hammocks in the boondocks.. Tsk3

  • Corrupt_Jerk

    If the NDF are truly committed to have a peace on our country why not started right now instead of too much talks. We all want peace so let’s have a peace to our country. The Filipino people were so tired of these violent activities in the end we all suffer with this non-sense fighting. We all the same Filipinos,and Filipinos love their country so much.

  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    antayin nyo na lang matigok yang si jalandoni at si sison bk may pag-asa pa..wala na si ka roger e

  • dikoy321

    The same Luis Jalandoni, once a priest who took the SACRED VOW of celibacy, yet MARRIED to a nun, and the Filipino people should TRUST him ???

    His VOW was SACRED, made with God, and this idiot Luis Jalandoni should be TRUSTED ???
    Any promise he makes, he WILL SURELY BREAK once more !!!
    He VOWED before God, his family, his community, and BROKE it !
    Now, he wants to do the same, make a PROMISE again, to the Filipino Nation, once more to BE BROKEN !!!???
    You F—ED a nun and now you want to F–K the Filipino nation ???
    No Way Luis, go back to the woods !!!
    IGNORE Jalandoni and those NDF/CPP/NPA Bandits & Thieves !!!
    Forward Philippines, LEAVE them behind !!!

  • Rizal Bayani

    The scheming Jalandoni is at it again. Claiming his group is committed to peace talks while his ragtag bandits a.k.a. “NPA” are out extorting, murdering and harassing helpless civilians in the countryside is pure double talk. You have fooled many idealistic Filipino youth before including myself. Your duplicity and criminal nature have been exposed already. You and your group are no better than terrorists.

  • Carlos_Iho

    The communists are committed to peace, their style of peace that is. They want the government to surrender to them and they want to rule the country.

    Jalandoni, you still entertain this illusion? Your group has been reduced to the level of common bandits and criminals. Maybe you will want to improve your status and go into terrorism.

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