Boodle fight in Oslo to celebrate GPH-NDF peace talks
OSLO, Norway – The Filipino community in Oslo prepared a boodle fight dinner on Thursday, August 25, for the negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF).
It is a military style of eating, where diners go around a long table filled with food that is served on banana leaves. One has to eat with bare hands.
The negotiating panels celebrated a week of talks, where both camps made headway in the process that is meant to end Asia's longest running insurgency.
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) agreed to declare an indefinite ceasefire, while the government panel agreed to recommend to President Rodrigo Duterte the amnesty of all political prisoners, subject to the approval of Congress.
The signing is scheduled on Friday, August 26, at 11 am (5 pm in Manila).
Norwegian facilitator Elisabeth Slattum gamely joined the boodle fight, with Filipinos teaching her how to eat with bare hands. "Vikings Filipino way," she laughed.
Watch the videos below:
Viking Filipino way. Norwegian facilitator Elisabeth Slattum join boodle fight btwn PH gov't and & communist rebels pic.twitter.com/dJwlFLNv1a— Carmela Fonbuena (@carmelafonbuena) August 25, 2016
Boodle fight! Representatives of Philippine gov't, communist rebels celebrate successful 1st round of talks in Oslo pic.twitter.com/4kfptbX4w5— Carmela Fonbuena (@carmelafonbuena) August 25, 2016
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