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Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage – reports

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:14 PM

'We have taken control of an ambulance that was stolen by an armed man,' Oslo police say on Twitter

Norway mosque shooting 'attempted act of terror'

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Authorities say investigation has shown that the suspect appeared to hold 'far-right' and 'anti-immigrant' views

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

May 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes

MEDIATION. This file photo shows a view of a Venezuelan national flag reading S.O.S. during a rally with Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido upon his arrival in Caracas on March 4, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

May 16, 2019 - 11:30 PM

It is the second time that such talks have been held in Oslo between Nicolas Maduro's regime and Juan Guaido's representatives, says Norway's NRK radio and television network

SHOWDOWN. A combination of file photos of Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (left) and President Nicolas Maduro. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize 2018 wide open

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) This year, a total of 331 individuals and organizations are nominated for the prestigious peace award

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. File photo by Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

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May 24, 2018 - 9:42 PM

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Duterte scraps talks with communists

Feb 04, 2017 - 11:53 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says he sees no reason for the talks to resume during his term unless there is a compelling reason to do so

TALKS COLLAPSE. President Rodrigo Duterte scraps talks with communist rebels a day after he lifted government ceasefire with the New People's Army. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement after 3rd round of talks

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:55 PM

The 4th round of talks will be held in Oslo Norway in April

PROGRESS. The 3rd round of talks was held in Rome. Photo from OPAPP

PH, NDF make significant headway in talks despite clashes

Jan 26, 2017 - 7:27 AM

The government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines NDF submit drafts on key reform proposals sign side agreements to resolve contentious issues and schedule informal meetings to fast track the completion of a peace deal

SUCCESSFUL 3RD ROUND. Negotiators of the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines declare the 3rd round of talks in Rome a success. Photo from OPAPP

Yasay joins talks with communist rebels in Rome

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The National Democratic Front is pushing for the Philippines to have an independent foreign policy particularly from its treaty ally the United States

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Jan 17, 2017 - 12:01 PM

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Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:39 PM

Motorists violating the ban to begin Tuesday will be fined 1 500 kroner 166 euros 176

Chilling reason why PH, NDF talks moved from Oslo to Rome

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

It s the first time that the formal peace negotiations will be held outside Norway

COLD OSLO. Negotiators of the Philippine government and National Democratic Front of the Philippines find Oslo too cold for the 3rd round of talks. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Duterte awaits meeting with Joma Sison

Jan 16, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and CPP founder Jose Maria Sison will largely hinge on the success of the 3rd round of talks that begin this week

NDF TALKS. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison and chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza

Gov't panel meets Duterte before critical 3rd round of NDF talks

Jan 14, 2017 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte orders government negotiators to fast track the talks

READY FOR TALK. The government panel aims to sign the bilateral ceasefire deal during the 3rd round of talks in Rome. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Rappler Talk: Gov't ready for 3rd round of talks with Reds

Jan 13, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III dismisses fears that the 5 month old ceasefire between the military and the NPA will collapse

Ceasefire with Reds in danger

Jan 11, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED The 3rd round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front to be held in Rome from January 18 to 25 will be critical

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

NPA ceasefire will hold over the holidays – Joma Sison

Dec 20, 2016 - 9:02 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison have a productive phone conversation Monday night December 19

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

PH, NDF closer to signing crucial joint ceasefire deal

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:39 AM

The National Democratic Front says they are amenable to signing the long delayed joint ceasefire deal but it will only be effective upon the releases of political prisoners

SAVING THE CEASEFIRE. A joint ceasefire deal is crucial in making sure that the ongoing ceasefire between the military and the New People's Army is not broken. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Duterte to NPA: Don't attack energy, communication facilities

Dec 09, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Ang style kasi ng NPA pag hindi niyo naibigay sunugin Hoy Makinig kayo ha Huwag ninyong pakialaman ‘yung sa tao says the President

MESSAGE TO REBELS. President Duterte wants NPA rebels not to damage energy and communication facilities if companies refuse to pay revolutionary tax. Photo from PPD

Duterte won’t release political prisoners: ‘They’re my ace’

Dec 08, 2016 - 6:56 PM

I have conceded to the communists too much too soon As yet I have yet to see a substantive progress in the talks says President Rodrigo Duterte

TALKING PEACE. President Duterte talks to National Democratic Front leaders. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division

Duterte sets condition for freeing 130 political prisoners

Dec 05, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Now they’re asking for the release of 120 to 130 political prisoners Sabi ko I cannot I cannot give you that President Rodrigo Duterte says

DUTERTE AND THE LEFT. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with National Democratic Front (NDF) Peace Panel Members Fidel Agcaoili, Chit Agcaoili, Benito Tiamzon, and Wilma Tiamzon over dinner at Bondi and Bourke Restaurant at Legaspi Suites, Davao City on December 2,2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

CPP: Release all political prisoners or we resume war

Dec 02, 2016 - 6:23 PM

The rebels scoff at the Duterte administration s planned release of 40 50 political prisoners saying the commitment was to free all 432

Will Marcos burial protests affect talks with NDF?

Nov 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The chief government negotiator in talks with communist rebels says the burial would have minimal impact on the peace process with communist guerrillas

PEACE TALKS. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (right) believes the hero's burial for dictator Ferdinand Marcos won't hamper peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front. File photo courtesy of OPAPP

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Nov 22, 2016 - 9:33 PM

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Marcos burial won't affect peace talks with Left – Bello

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The issue of burying the strongman is of little significance to the purpose of peace talks and that is to achieve just and lasting peace for our country says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III

TALKING FOR PEACE. Government panel chair Silvestre Bello addresses negotiators during the second round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front in Oslo on October 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Joint ceasefire deal urgent as PH military, NPA report complaints

Nov 12, 2016 - 8:20 AM

The National Democratic Front floats a scenario where peace talks continue without a ceasefire

CEASEFIRE IN DANGER? File photo shows NDF negotiators signing a joint statement with government negotiators after the 2nd round of talks in Oslo, Norway on October 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Carol Araullo's rebuttal on issues surrounding Oslo talks

Nov 01, 2016 - 8:03 PM

I wish to put on record why I write about the peace talks and what guidelines I follow to keep my commentaries fair that these do not run counter to the written agreements and are contributory to the goal of reaching a just and lasting peace

INITIALED. Government and NDF negotiators shake hands after completing the first round of talks since an impasse in 2011. Photo from OPAPP

PH gov't, NDF fail to meet deadline for joint ceasefire deal

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The draft will instead be ready for signing end of November or first week of December according to government negotiator Hernani Braganza

ONE MONTH EXTENSION. The Philipine government and the National Democratic Front signed on October 9, 2016 a joint statement agreeing on the framework of the peace agreement. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

Contrapunto: Regarding Carol Araullo's take on the Oslo talks

Oct 19, 2016 - 9:25 AM

For sure there will be contentious and disagreeable points in the course of the peace negotiations But shouldn t these be raised by the members of the negotiating panels themselves?

PH gov't, NDF approve peace pact frameworks

Oct 09, 2016 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED We expect a final peace agreement after one year so we can devote 5 more years of President Rodrigo Duterte s term [to] implementing the reforms agreed upon by both parties says government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III

2ND ROUND OF TALKS. Government chief negotiator Silvestre Bello III is confident they will meet the self-imposed deadline to complete the peace process by August 2017. Photo courtesy of OPAPP

PH starts process of freeing 434 'political prisoners'

Oct 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The National Democratic Front has been pressing for the release of all political prisoners as a necessary incentive for the communist rebels to agree to a bilateral ceasefire agreement

Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

NDF presses general amnesty grant to 432 political prisoners

Oct 07, 2016 - 2:36 PM

Government statements that the general amnesty will depend on the progress of the talks are tantamount to holding political prisoners hostage to secure advantage across the negotiating table say communist rebels

NEW NDF PANEL CHIEF. Fidel Agcaoili (left) replaces longtime NDF panel chief Luis Jalandoni. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

Reds say Duterte 'doing well' in 1st 100 days

Oct 07, 2016 - 9:46 AM

What do President Duterte and the communist rebels have in common?

'DOING WELL'. Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison (right) praises President Rodrigo Duterte's performance on his first 100 days in office. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

PH, NDF back in Oslo to tackle 'root cause of conflict'

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:33 PM

They will also discuss a general amnesty for remaining political prisoners

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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Oct 06, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alleged NPA leader Benito Tiamzon joins NDF panel

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:35 AM

The NDF reshuffles its peace panel on the eve of its 2nd round of talks with the government replacing Luis Jalandoni as panel chairperson with Fidel Agcaoili

NEW PANEL MEMBER. Benito Tiamzon takes new role as negotiator. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

World leaders bid farewell to Nobel laureate Peres

Sep 30, 2016 - 11:00 AM

3rd UPDATE Some 70 countries will be represented with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Shimon Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate

IN MEMORY. Israeli policewomen salute in front of the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the plaza outside the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, on September 29, 2016 in Jerusalem, as people come to pay their respects. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Crowdsourced, 'hacked' ideas for peace coming to NDF negos

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Peace negotiators intend to collect and present the best crowdsourced ideas for peace when talks with the National Democratic Front resume in October

CROWDSOURCED IDEAS. Patmei Bello Ruivivar during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

PH, NDF resume talks in Manila to make ceasefire stable

Sep 22, 2016 - 11:50 AM

The two camps agree to hold talks in Manila in between formal meetings in Norway – the third party facilitator – to fast track the process that government aims to complete in a year

MANILA TALS. The Philippine government and the National Democratic Front agree to hold talks in Manila to fast track the process. Photo from the Twitter page of government negotiator Hernani Braganza

Peace process reunites Tiamzons and spy who dogged them

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:02 AM

The Tiamzons and retired General Ted Torralba will work together in a committee that will operationalize how to end hostilities between the military and the New People s Army

FRIENDS. Retired General Torralba was the spy assigned to follow the Tiamzon couple in the '80s

Norwegian facilitator 'cautiously optimistic' about PH, NDF talks

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum brings her experience from the successful Colombian peace talks to the Philippine peace process

FACILITATOR. Norwegian envoy Elisabeth Slattum

CPP issues indefinite ceasefire order

Aug 28, 2016 - 7:42 AM

The ceasefire order takes effect Sunday August 28 effectively extending the 7 day limited ceasefire issued before the talks

LONGEST INSURGENCY. The CPP declares a 7-day unilateral ceasefire ahead of the Oslo peace talks. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

AFP lauds NPA for indefinite ceasefire declaration

Aug 27, 2016 - 7:40 PM

But communist rebels criticize military forces for their continuing aggressive moves in and around the areas of operations of the NPA

STANDING GUARD. Filipino soldiers man a temporary military camp in Mindanao. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Oslo talks: 'The most kind and most warm negotiators'

Aug 27, 2016 - 10:47 AM

Norway s Foreign Minister Børge Brende observes the camaraderie between Philippine government and NDF peace negotiators in Oslo on the day the two groups signed a historic and unprecedented joint statement

BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT. Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza sings happy birthday to tagged regional New People's Army leader Concha Araneta Bocala, who was flocked by tagged top echelon of the communist movement Benito and Wilma Tiamzon and Alan Jazmines. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the resumption of formal talks

Aug 26, 2016 - 9:07 PM

It is the result of the first round of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels since an impasse in 2011

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

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Aug 26, 2016 - 8:44 PM

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PH, NDF to resume talks, silence guns

Aug 26, 2016 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED For the first time the National Democratic Front also entertains the idea of discussing a joint ceasefire with the government

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Boodle fight in Oslo to celebrate GPH-NDF peace talks

Aug 26, 2016 - 8:45 AM

They celebrate gains in the process that is meant to end Asia s longest running insurgency

OSLO TALKS. Negotiating teams in a boodle fight. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com