Thursday, June 28, 2012

GPH ceasefire committee chief confident on peace gains in Mindanao


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GPH ceasefire committee chief confident on peace gains in Mindanao

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Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 - 10:21


Davao City, June 27 – Brigadier General Gilberto Jose Roa, newly appointed chair of the Government of the Philippines Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (GPH-CCCH) expressed his satisfaction with the way the ceasefire is holding between the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in southern Philippines.
“I am happy to note that each time we meet and work, we continue to move forward to a more conducive, more comfortable and healthy working relationship,” Roa addressed his counterparts from the MILF and the International Monitoring Team (IMT) Mindanao 7 contingents during the 42nd Joint GPH-MILF CCCH Meeting and 21st GPH-IMT-MILF CCCH Tripartite Meeting held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel here.

Roa, together with his MILF counterpart, Said Sheik, shared the same resolve that the CCCH along with the IMT have become established pillars of the peace process over the years. It has significantly reduced armed conflicts in Mindanao through its ceasefire mechanisms enforced in the areas covered by the GPH-MILF peace negotiations. Since January 2012, there have been no recorded armed skirmishes between the government and the MILF.

“I am therefore enjoining everyone here to continue giving your best without let-up in our mutual quest for peace,” he said.

Improvements in the Mindanao peace situation has helped gain positive results which have been reflected on both national and international studies. In the recently released 2012 Global Peace Index, the Philippines made it to the Top 5 Most Improved Countries. On the other hand, Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan survey taken between March and May 2012 reported that 50% of the Filipinos approve of the Aquino administration's work in the area of promoting peace.
Keeping mechanisms in place

During the meeting, the GPH and MILF contingents of the Joint CCCH discussed issues and concerns from both ends to iron out problems and further strengthen their collaborative efforts to keep the ceasefire mechanisms effectively on hold and in place especially in conflict-affected communities in Mindanao.
In his message during the event’s closing program, GPH peace panel chair Dean Marvic Leonen expressed his appreciation to the joint ceasefire committee’s “heroic acts of maintaining the peace despite the many vulnerabilities that present themselves on the ground".

He also appreciated that the members of the joint ceasefire committee have chosen to build trust and confidence among themselves and are making things happen.

“I ask that we all build on this trust. Our peoples deserve just peace. Let us give them what they deserve,” Leonen urged the participants, adding that “the current ceasefire mechanisms will be more relevant once an agreement is signed.”

The Joint CCCH has also been active in addressing “ridos” or clan wars among Moro clans in southern Philippines as well as providing assistance and coordination for the implementation of development projects such as farm-to-market roads and other infrastructure projects in remotely-situated conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Created in 2003, the CCCH is mandated to monitor the implementation of the GPH-MILF Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities and settle complaints on ceasefire violations to contain and prevent conflicts from escalation.

IMT Team 7 Head of Mission Major General Dato’ Abul Rahim Bin Mohd Yussuf also lauded the gains achieved by the CCCH and the ceasefire mechanisms underscoring the spirit of unity and harmony among its members as its key to success.

“This spirit and the professional handling of issues despite all challenges have allowed the ceasefire to hold and created an atmosphere conducive for the peace process to proceed unhindered,” Yussuf acknowledged.
Yussuf also challenged the CCCH members to confront effectively common challenges like ignorance, perceptions, personal agenda, and greed to ensure that the ceasefire holds as well as ensure that “true peace” exists creating an opportunity that makes life worth living especially in conflict-affected communities.

“We in the ceasefire mechanism are called upon to confront these forces that corrode the possibility of a lasting ceasefire,” he said, reiterating that the IMT and its participating countries will continue to uphold its mandate based on the principles of neutrality, impartiality and fairness.

The Malaysian-led IMT is composed of contingents from the governments of Malaysia, Brunei, Japan, Norway, and the European Union who since 2004 has been tasked to monitor the implementation of the security, civilian protection, humanitarian, rehabilitation, socio-economic, and development aspects of the GPH-MILF peace process. #


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Reyd sa PDT/SOT ng 49th IB sa Brgy Maot, Labo, Camarines Norte



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[VIDEO] Reyd sa PDT/SOT ng 49th IB sa Brgy Maot, Labo, Camarines Norte


 
Matagumpay na
ni-reyd ng Armando Catapia Command-BHB ang isang Peace and Development Team ng 49th IB na nakabase sa barangay hall ng Maot, bayan ng Labo. Nakasamsam ng anim na M16 armalayt at isang K3 SAW machine gun, at isang cal. 45 mula sa pasistang tropa ng 49th IB. Magtatatlong buwan nang nakabase sa barangay hall ang nasabing PDT, habang naghahasik ng teror sa hanay ng taumbaryo, at iba pang mga pakulong aktibidad upang presyurin at tangkang wasakin ang suporta ng mamamayan para sa rebolusyonaryong kilusan.






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Matagumpay na Reyd sa 49th IB na Nagsasagawa ng Operasyong Oplan Bayanihan

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NPA Camarines Norte (Armando Catapia Command)
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Panimulang Ulat ng Armando Catapia Command (BHB-Camarines Norte):
Reyd sa 49th IB na Nagsasagawa ng Oplan Bayanihan sa Camarines Norte:
Nasamsam ng BHB ang anim na Armalayt, isang K3 Saw-Machine Gun at isang Laptop
Alas 12:11 ng tanghali kanina (Abril 29), matagumpay na nireyd ng BHB ang 49th IB na nagsasagawa ng Oplan Bayanihan-Peace and Development Team (PDT) sa Brgy Ma-ot, Labo Cam Norte. Nakahimpil ang sampung elemento ng 49th IB sa Barangay Hall, nang salakayin ng mga pulang mandirigma kaninang tanghali.

Nasamsam ng BHB ang anim na M16 armalayt, isang K3 Saw-Machine Gun, isang kalibre 45 at isang laptop. Sa panimulang ulat, tatlo ang namatay sa aktwal na labanan at may mga sugatan sa panig ng militar. Kasabay sa mga kaswalti ang commanding officer nito na si 2Lt Eric Estravelio. Walang kaswalti sa panig ng BHB.

Ang tropang ito ng 49th IB ang may kagagawan sa karumal-dumal na pagmasaker sa pamilya Mancera noong Pebrero 25 sa Purok 6, Brgy. Malaya, Labo kung saan namatay ang dalawang bata kasabay ang kanilang ama na si Benjamin Mancera. Nararapat na pagbayarin ang mga berdugong tropa ng 49th IB sa walang-awang pagpaslang sa dalawang bata na sina Michael (10 taong gulang) at Richard (7 taong gulang).

Mabangis na nananalasa sa buhay at kabuhayan ng mga magsasaka sa bayan ng Labo ang berdugong mga tropa ng 49th IB na nagsasagawa ng operasyong Oplan Bayanihan sa ngalan umano ng “kapayapaan” at “kaunlaran”.

Ang PDT ay ang dating tinatawag na SOT, ang pagpapalit ng pangalan ay pagtatangka ng rehimeng US-Aquino na burahin at tabingan ang madugong rekord sa paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga dati nang SOT ng militar.

Simula pa noong Enero, sinaklaw ng mga operasyon ng Oplan Bayanihan ng 49th IB ang 14 baryo sa bayan ng Labo. Ang paghimpil ng mga PDT sa mga sentrong baryo ay paglabag sa mga batas ng digma kaugnay sa paggamit ng mga pampublikong pasilidad at matataong lugar sa pagbabase ng mga militar. Nailalagay sa panganib ang kaligtasan ng mamamayan sa pagbabase ng PDT sa mga barangay hall, day care centers at sa mismong sentro ng baryo. Ginagawang human shield ng mga militar ang mga taumbaryo.

Ang reyd na ito ang tugon ng BHB sa kahilingan ng mamamayan na bigyang hustisya ang malupit na pagmasaker sa pamilya Mancera nitong Pebrero 25. Matagal nang nananawagan ang mamamayan dito na palayasin ang 49th IB sa mga barangay sa Labo na nilulunsaran ng Oplan Bayanihan, dahil sa malupit na rekord nito ng paglabag sa mga karapatang pantao.





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Soldiers Run Against Torture


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links:  http://www.afp.mil.ph/index.php/news/1077-soldiers-run-against-torture



Soldiers Run Against Torture

 CAMP GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO, Quezon City – To commemorate the 2012 United Nations’ “International Day in Support of Torture Victims”, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in partnership with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) and the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC) will participate in, and host the culminating program of the Advocacy Run, “Basta Run Against Torture”, tomorrow at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Grandstand.

Two hundred runners from the three Major Services (Army, Air Force, Navy), GHQ and Headquarters Support Command, and AFP Wide Support Service Units will join tomorrow’s advocacy run.

The CHR jointly spearheads the activity with the UATC. Among the prominent Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in this partnership are the Task Forces Detainees; Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates; Amnesty International-Philippines; and Balay Rehabilitation Center. The AFP through the AFP Human Rights Office (HRO) has been engaging said organizations in its public affairs efforts on matters related to Human Rights – International Humanitarian Law – Rule of Law (HR-IHL-ROL).

The International Day in Support of Torture Victims is an annual activity reaffirming a common resolve among stakeholders in combating torture, taking a collective practical step towards ending this crime (with reference to RA 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009), and raising the awareness and commitment in resolving this form of ill-treatment.

The AFP, along with the different human rights groups and organizations will assemble 6:00 AM tomorrow at the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Building. From there, they will sprint along the south bound lane of EDSA Avenue until they reach the end point at the GHQ, AFP Grandstand where a simple program will follow. The Chairman of the CHR, Loretta Ann P. Rosales will be tomorrow’s guest of honor and speaker as she will deliver her inspirational/solidarity message.

Last year, the CHR and UATC lauded the AFP for actively participating in the 2011 advocacy run, and for clearly manifesting the military’s keen desire and efforts to put an end to acts of torture in partnership with them. UATC also praised the AFP as it played an active role in the former’s efforts to manifest the armed forces’ undertakings to curb and/or eradicate torture in line with the Strategic Approaches and Imperatives of the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan.

This year’s activity is more pronounced with the recent signing by the Philippines of the Optional Protocol on the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) on April 2012. The OPCAT is a set of rules to which the signatories agree to reaffirm that torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment are prohibited and constitute serious violations of human rights.

In the spirit of tomorrow’s celebration, the AFP vows to continue its constant participation in various HR-IHL-ROL advocacies and activities along with the different government agencies, NGOs and CSOs. This is line with AFP’s campaign for the protection and promotion of Human Rights.

In line with this, the AFPHRO is also very active in teaching AFP personnel assigned in garrisons and in the field about local laws such as the R.A. 9851 or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity; R.A. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act of 2009;  R.A. 7438 or the act defining the rights of arrested, detained or persons under custody as well as the duties of the arresting, detaining and investigating officers; and Rule 113 under the Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Consistent with the whole-of-nation and multi-stakeholder principles of the IPSP Bayanihan, the AFPHRO has been closely coordinating with other government agencies, human rights advocacy groups and Local Government Units (LGUs) to spread the military's advocacy on Human Rights.

“We are one with all other government agencies and human rights advocacy groups and organizations in commemorating the International Day in Support of Torture Victims. It has been one of the AFP’s commitments to eagerly participate in these kinds of undertaking as it further promotes the protection and upholding of the Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, and the Rule of law,” AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Jessie D. Dellosa said.

“For our part, the AFP will continue to strengthen our Human Rights and IHL advocacies. We will also continue to strengthen our Human Rights Office which has been replicated in all levels of commands in order to address human rights issues and concerns as we intend to foster a culture of human rights within our ranks,” Dellosa added.



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Geneva Call lauds MILF commitment to mines actions


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Geneva Call lauds MILF commitment to mines actions


June 29, 2012 News: The Switzerland-based Geneva Call lauded the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on its implementation of its Deed of Commitment for adherence to a total ban on anti-personnel mines and cooperation in mine actions.
Madame Elizabeth Decrey-Warner, Geneva Call President, made this citation during her recent meeting with Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman of the MILF Central Committee, at Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

Also present during their meeting were Chris Rush, Senior Program Officer of Geneva Call, and Senior Members of MILF Central Committee and officials of MILF Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH).

“The cooperation and support of MILF in the implementation of its Deed of Commitment have been consistently commendable. We can really say that it is a good example of engagement with a non-state actor,” Madame Elizabeth said.

The President also congratulated MILF for having produce and published a Code of Conduct for the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), the military organ of MILF, which is totally in conformity with established international humanitarian laws (IHL) and human rights laws.

The mini brochure of the BIAF General Order Number 3 produced by the BIAF Chief of Staff Sammy Al Mansur detailing policies and instructions in compliance with Islamic rules of engagement and IHL was hailed by the Geneva Call.

Madame Elizabeth pointed out that the engagement with the MILF is good subject of research work on engagement with non-state actors particularly on the campaign against land mines.

Chairman Murad updated the Geneva Call highest-ranking officials of the status of the current peace talks between the MILF and the Government of the Philippines. 

Murad reiterated the full commitment of MILF to its Deed of Commitment as well as to IHL and human rights laws. He also invited the Geneva Call to grace the Bangsamoro Leaders Assembly being spearheaded by MILF at Camp Darapanan on July 6-9, 2012. 

Prof Abhoud Syed Lingga, Executive Director of the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies and a member of the MILF Peace Negotiating Panel, during the meeting talked on some training to be undertaken by the Geneva Call and IBS for BIAF Base Commands and General Staff on the MILF Deed of Commitment, BIAF Code of Conduct and General Orders, and workshops and advocacy campaigns on IHL.

Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization dedicated to engaging armed non-State actors (NSAs) towards compliance with the norms of international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law (IHRL). The organization focuses on NSAs that operate outside effective State control.

To date, in Burundi, India, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Turkey, and Western Sahara 42 NSAs have signed the Deed of Commitment banning AP mines.  Overall, signatory NSAs are abiding to the core prohibitions on the use, production, acquisition and transfer of AP mines. Most signatories are also undertaking humanitarian mine action activities such as demining, stockpile destruction, mine risk education and victim assistance, often collaborating with humanitarian organizations.

The MILF is one of the pioneering signatories to the Deed of Commitment with the Geneva Call.










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Friday, June 22, 2012






HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY PROMOTIONS AND
CRITICISM AND COMMENTARY ON
INSURGENCY

GOVERNMENT GOVERNANCE AND
MILITARY SUPPRESSIONS


PROMOTION OF GOOD GOVERNANCE
RIGHTS TO PEACE


THE GOVERNMENT AS WE SEE THE GOVERNANCE IN VIEW OF INSURGENCY SUPPRESSIONS, THE AFP ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND ALL ITS MILITARY AND THE POLICE IN UNIFORM ARE IN MODERNING THEIR ARMED FORCES IN ARM AND TRAINING SKILLS AND TIED UP WITH BALIKATAN WITH US AND CAMPAIGNING POLITICALLY ON INTEGRATING TO PEOPLE ON THEIR LIVELIHOOD AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES MATTER OF OCCUPYING THE COUNTRYSIDE AGAINST THE RED ARMY OF THE CPP-NPA-NDF AND MILF OR OTHER REBELS……. 

THE HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY DON’T SEE ANY TACTICAL OFFENSIVES SUPPRESSION ON THE PRESS RELEASE OF THE ARMED FORCES AND ANY OF THE ENFORCEMENT OFFICES OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT AND ARMED FORCES FOCUS AND OPERATIONS IS TO PROVIDE PEACE AND LIVELIHOOD  AGAINST THE REBELS…..…WE HOPE THAT THE AFP AND ALL THE ENFORCEMENT OFFICES SUPPRESSING INSURGENCY PROBLEMS ARE NOT HIDING THEIR SUPPRESSION OF MILITARY TACTICAL OFFENSIVES AGAINST THE REBELS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS ABUSIVE SUPPRESSIONS BEHIND……..

THE BALIKATAN OF THE GPH AND US TEAM IN THE PHILIPPINES ARE OPERATING TROOPS AGAINST THE REBELS AS THE REBELS WEBSITE PRESS RELEASE, THE BALIKATAN AS WE ANALYZED WOULD PUSH DEEPER THE INSURGENCY IN THE PHILIPPINES WHICH IT INTERVENING IN OUR NATIONALISM WHICH THE IT IS ONE THE REBELS FIGHTING FOR TO BE FREED IN THE INTERVENTION OF FOREIGN RULES AND NOW WE ARE TIED WITH THEM IN BALIKATAN SUPPRESSING REBELS AND NOT JUST FOR COUNTRY TO COUNTRY SKILLS AND JOINED FORCE AGAINST OTHER FOREIGN AND GLOBAL ENEMY…..…

PEACE TALK AND DEVELOPMENT IS THE GOVERNMENT FOCUS AND SUPPRESSION TODAY WE AS CAN SEE IN THE GPH GOVERNANCE AND ON OPPAP WORKS AGAINST THE INSURGENCY….BUT THERE ARE LAPSES OF GPH OR PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT WHICH THE GOVERNMENT FORCES ARE VIOLATING THE JASIG OR THE CAHRIHL ON DETAINING PEACE TALK CONSULTANT WHICH IS AGAINST THE RULES ON THE PEACE TALK AGREEMENT ON ARRESTING THE JASIG CONSULTANT UNDER THE AGREEMENT STIPULATIONS…  

THE OFFICE OF THE OPPAP ARE ENERGETIC IN PEACE PROCESS FOR THE COUNTRIES PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE PEOPLE AND WE HOPE IT MATERIALIZED FOR THE GOOD CONDITIONED OF THE COUNTRIES PEACE….THE NDF AND MILF AGREEMENT AND TABLE ARE OPEN AND CONTINUES FOR THE PEACE TALKS FOR EVERYONE AND WE PRAY AND THE MOTHER MARY LIGHTS GUIDANCE LIGHTS YOU IN PURSUING PEACE FOR THE PEOPLE….

WE PROMOTE TO THE AFP AND THE GPH AND ALL THE ENFORCEMENT OFFICES AND DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL  DEFENSE HAS TO MAKE PRESS RELEASE AND OPEN TO PEOPLE THE SUPPRESSION AND THEIR RESULTS OF OPERATION AGAINST THE REBELS……HAVE ACCOUNTABLE OFFICE THAT THEIR BUDGET AND OPERATIONS ON SUPPRESSING THE CPP-NPA-NDF ARE TRANSPARENT…  

WE PROMOTE THE CONTINUES PEACE PROCESS ON SUPPRESSING THE REBELS AND UNITE AND MEET IN ONE DIRECTIONS FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERYONE AND MANY…. 

WE HOPE THE GPH AND ARMED FORCES AND ENTIRE ENFORCEMENT  OF GPH AND OPPAP ARE FOCUS IN PEACE TALK AND DEVELOPMENT OR THE CONTINUES TALK IN ECONOMIC AGREEMENT FOR THE GROWTH AND PROGRESS AND PEACE IN PHILIPPINE SOCIETY……. 

THERE ARE SOME HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN PEACE TALKS AGREEMENT THAT HAS TO RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNMENT…..STILL STRENGTHEN THE PEACE PROCESS FOR THE PHILIPPINE SOCIETY AND PEOPLE… AS WE ANALYZED THE PEACE PROCESS  PERSONNEL ARE WORKING TO MEET THE PEACE BUT STILL THE TRUE HEART OF THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO FACE THEM TO ACHIEVE THE END PEACE OR A NEW LIFE… 

THE ENTIRE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND THE MEDIA HAS TO EXPOSE AND WATCH DOG ON THE GPH AND ARMED FORCES HELP THEM ON THE TACTICAL OFFENSIVES SUPPRESSION'S BY DOCUMENTING IT IN WRITING OR IN VIDEO FOOTAGE THAT THE SUPPRESSION ARE CLEARLY LEGAL AND NOT ABUSIVE AS MANY EXPERIENCES HAPPENED IN THE PHILIPPINES…….

WE PROMOTE GOOD GOVERNANCE AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAWS ABIDANCE AND PEACE PROCESS AND CONTINUES PEACE TALKS IN INSURGENCY PROBLEMS….

THE HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY ARE SEEING THAT THE GOVERNMENT GOVERNANCE IN DEVELOPMENT AND IN SUPPRESSING INSURGENCY ARE HAVING GOOD PROCESS FOR THERE IS NO MUCH TACTICAL FIELD OFFENSIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED MUCH AGAINST REBELS FORCES BUT BET WE SEE IS FOCUS IN PEACE PROCESS AND IT IS GOOD IN NICE DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRY AND WE HOPE AND PRAY TO GOD TO CONTINUES PEACE TALK AND MORE ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABIDANCE IN GROWTH ON GOVERNANCE FOR THE PROGRESS OF THE COUNTRY….….  

WE PROMOTE ALSO TO THE REBEL SIDE CPP-NPA-NDF AND MILF THE ABIDANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAWS AND CONTINUES IN VISION IN PEACE PROCESS AND UNITY THROUGH PEACE PROCESS AGREEMENT FORMULATIONS AND LOOKING FORWARD THE PEOPLES SITUATION IN THE INSURGENCY AND NOT JUST AS TABLE OF YOUR BOTH SIDE FOR THE FIGHTING AGREEMENT…… 

WE PROMOTE ALSO TO THE CPP-NPA-NDF NOT BE STUPID ON THEIR STRUGGLES SPECIALLY LOOKING AND RESOLVING THE SOCIAL PROBLEMS NEED BY THE PEOPLE AND SUPPRESSING ABUSIVENESS OF THE GOVERNMENT, YOU WILL NOT WIN YOUR WAR ON ABUSING PEOPLE EVEN IN SIMPLE PROPAGANDA YOU ARE STUPIDLY PSYWAR BY ABUSERS AND YOU ARE NOT DIFFERENT ON THE GOVERNMENT ABUSERS AND  DURING YOUR REAFFIRMATION THE STUPID ABUSIVE REBELS ON YOUR STUPIDITY WHICH JUST A SIMPLE ABUSES TO RESOLVED NEED YOU BY THE PEOPLE SUFFERING ABUSES THAT YOUR POLITICAL VISIONS PROTECTING BUT WHERE YOU ARE STUPIDLY CAN BE FOOLED AND PSYWAR BY THE ABUSIVE IN GOVERNMENT ENFORCERS AND ABUSIVE PEOPLES ABUSING THOSE PEOPLES AND YOU ARE MAKING STUPIDITY IN YOUR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA AND SAME IN THE  ABUSIVE IN THE GOVERNMENT AND STUPID ABUSIVE PEOPLE ABUSING THE PEOPLE INSTEAD YOU ARE PROTECTING…… 

DON’T BE STUPID BE INTELLECT SPECIALLY INVESTIGATING ABUSES TO THE PEOPLE SO THAT YOU WILL RESOLVE THEIR NEEDS AND YOU WILL NOT ABUSE ANY PEOPLE IN YOUR STRUGGLES LIKE THOSE STUPID IN THE GOVERNMENT THEY ARE SCAMS AND ABUSING PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VICTIMS WILL SUFFERED MUCH PAIN AND ABUSES FOR ANY OF YOUR MISTAKES VICTIMIZED HIM AGAIN FOR ANY MISTAKES OCCURRENCES IN YOUR STRUGGLES EVEN IN SIMPLY PROPAGANDA SPECIALLY IF VICTIMIZED AND MAKE FALSE IN YOUR JUSTICE SYSTEM UNDERSTAND, RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE SPECIALLY INNOCENT…….GOD LIGHTS IS ALWAYS IN GOODNESS HAVE FAITH TO GOD TO HELP YOU IN YOUR STRUGGLES AND HE WILL HELP YOU IF YOU ARE THE GOOD ONE AND NOT IN THE POSITION ABUSING PEOPLE….  


GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS, LIGHTS THE PHILIPPINES IN PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT….





HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTIONS
HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTER






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links:  http://www.opapp.gov.ph/cpp-npa-ndf/news/gph-ndf-meet-informal-talks-agree-continue-discussions


GPH, NDF meet for informal talks, agree to continue discussions

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Posted on Sunday, 17 June, 2012 - 20:00
 
The Philippine government panel for talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines agreed to meet the NDF informally to tackle the issues and concerns that have caused an impasse in the peace negotiations since February 2011.


This was announced by Alexander A. Padilla, chairman of the GPH panel who led a small delegation to Oslo last week to meet  with the leadership of the NDF, on the invitation of the Royal Norwegian Government in an attempt to revive the lagging peace process. The RNG also invited Senator Wigberto Tanada as an impartial observer, being a "common friend of both panels" to help restart the stalled process.
After a two-day meeting, the parties agreed to meet again informally, to continue "meaningful discussions" toward the resumption of formal talks.

Chairman Padilla raised the GPH's issues and concerns, among them a ceasefire or at least the lowering of the levels of violence, especially against civilians and other non-combatants such as business establishments. He also raised the GPH's continuing objection to the NPA's use of landmines in violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

On their part, the NDF, led by chairman Luis Jalandoni and Jose Maria Sison, its chief political consultant, pressed for the release of most if not all 14 political detainees who it claims to be consultants in the peace process. It also raised, among others, the issue of reconstructing its list of JASIG-protected members after the failure of the verification process in July last year rendered their original list of 85 alias-bearers inoperative.

The NDF also put on the table for further discussion a possible arrangement for "truce and alliance" which it has been floating since 2011.

Both the GPH and the NDF responded positively to a suggestion made by Senator Tanada to discuss the possible implementation of the Joint Agreement in Support of Socio-Economic Projects of Private Development Organizations and Institutes to bring progress and prosperity to conflict areas, towards the attainment of a just and lasting peace. This agreement was signed by the parties in 1998 but its implementation was held in abeyance pending the approval of their respective principals.

Chair Padilla views the prospects of renewed talks with guarded optimism. "After such a long impasse marked by distrust and misunderstanding, this is a welcome development, an opportunity for a new beginning. We look forward to more meaningful discussions with the hope that it will lead to productive formal talks."

He added, "We have wasted 25 years fighting each other rather than working together for our people." #



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Zero GPH-MILF armed clashes since January 2012 -- Leonen





Zero GPH-MILF armed clashes since January 2012 -- Leonen

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Posted on Wednesday, 20 June, 2012 - 12:34


Manila, June 20 – Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Marvic Leonen said there have been no recorded armed skirmishes between government forces and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) troops since January this year.


“The ceasefire is holding,” stated Leonen adding that the government remains committed in upholding the primacy of the peace process as reflected in the decreased incidents of armed clashes in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

The panel chair added that the improvement on the ground is due to the proper coordination of the Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) of the GPH and the MILF.

The Joint CCCH is composed of members from the GPH and the MILF, as well as neutral parties. Established in 2003, it has been tasked to monitor the implementation of the GPH-MILF Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities and resolve complaints over ceasefire violations so that small skirmishes do not intensify.

Leonen related that reports from the GPH CCCH indicate that 14 armed clashes were recorded in 2010, while only 8 in 2011. After the GPH-MILF incident in Al-Barka, Basilan in October 2011, “there has been no more.”

“There was no spill-over of the incident,” Leonen said.

However, he pointed out the fact that there continues to be a number of armed skirmishes in the south between feuding families, and law enforcers and lawless groups.

In this view, necessary coordination with the MILF in running after criminals within MILF-controlled areas is being facilitated by the Joint CCCH and the recently reactivated Ad Hoc Joint Action Group, which are bilateral efforts of the two parties to curb and deter criminal activities and potential flashpoints in areas covered by the ceasefire agreement.


From 698 to zero

Based on the latest infographic released by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, 698 armed skirmishes recorded in 2002 have downsized to eight in 2011 and zero in 2012.

During the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, there were 1,661 GPH-MILF clashes. The years 2005 and 2007 had the lowest records with 10 and eight, respectively, in the span of Arroyo’s nine-year presidency. However, the numbers went high again in 2008 with 218 clashes due to the foiled signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain. 

The number of recorded clashes is now down to zero this year, the third year of Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s administration.


PH peace situation improves, studies show

The numbers that reflect the improvements on the ground have been complemented by national and international studies.

According to the 2012 Global Peace Index, the Philippines is among the top five nations that registered “improvements in peacefulness.” Joining it are Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bhutan and Guyana.

The report also said that the Philippines’ high score was a result of improvements in the indicators which are homicide rate; number of deaths from internal conflict; likelihood of violent demonstrations; and incidence of terrorist acts.

Pulse Asia’s Ulat ng Bayan National Survey conducted on May 20 to 26, 2012, on the other hand, stressed that 50 percent of respondents approve of the P-Noy administration’s efforts on “increasing peace in the country.”



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MILF to hold Moro leaders’ assembly in Maguindanao town


From the Website of MILF
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MILF to hold Moro leaders’ assembly in Maguindanao town


June 22, 2012 News: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will hold a grand assembly of Moro leaders and mass supporters at it administrative base in Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao from July 6-9, 2012.

Officially dubbed as “Bangsamoro Leaders Assembly” and with the theme “Strengthening Bangsamoro Unity and Solidarity”, organizers expect at least 500,000 people from all walks of life of Moro society to attend the four-day affair.


The organizers also called this gathering by another nomenclature as “people’s assembly”, saying the civilians are the ones shouldering their expenses from their points of departure to the venue and back, including food and other basic requirements.

The MILF has invited as official guests Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ehsanoglu, and His Excellency Ambassador Sayed Kassem El-Masry, OIC Special Envoy for Peace in Southern Philippines; and the  Malaysian Facilitator of the GPH-MILF peace negotiation, His Excellency Dato’ Tengku Ab’ Ghafar bin Tengku Mohamed.

Also invited are Honorable Secretary of the Presidential Adviser on the peace process (OPAPP) Teresita “Ging” Deles-Quintos, government peace panel chairman, Dean Marvic Leonen and his entire team, members of the International Contact Group (ICG), both states and none-states, MNLF Chairman Prof. Nur Misuari, MNLF-Committee of 12 Chairman Vice Mayor Muslimin Sema, Major General Dato’ Abdul Raheem bin Mohammad Yusuff, Head of Mission of the International Monitoring Team (IMT)-7, Madame Elezabeth Decry-Warner, president of Geneva Call, Archbishop Orlando Quevedo of North Cotabato, Congressmen Tupay Loong, Bai Sandra Sema, Pangalian Balindong, and Jesus Sacdalan; Governors Abdulsakur Tan, Toto Mangudadatu, Sadikol Sahali, Mamintal Adiong, Emmylou Talino-Mendoza, Suharto Mangudadatu, Khaled Dimaporo, and Jum Akbar; Mayor Japal Guiani, and Mayor Datu Tocao Ahmad Mastura; and Datu Pax Mangudadatu, Rajah Buayan sa Buayan.
Members of the diplomatic community in Manila, heads of international and national non-government organizations, government aid agencies, the United Nations agencies operating in Mindanao, and members of local, national, and international media groups are also invited.

Members of the indigenous tribes in Mindanao especially the T’durays, B’laans, Subanens, and Manobos are also invited to the affair, and organizers expect them to wear their traditional costumes.

However, members of the media are requested to register and secure their accreditation first. Official identification cards will be issued to them bearing their names, positions. and media organizations.

Registration and request for accreditation shall be sent to this email: 


Organizers disclosed to Luwaran that July 6 is the arrival of participants to Darapanan; July 7 is the opening ceremony where the official guests would render their messages. Chairman Murad will also render his State of the Bangsamoro Struggle Address. July 8 is exclusively set for the conduct of the Bangsamoro Leaders’ Dialogue. This time the civilians are expected to have started moving out Darapanan.

On July 9 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, a press conference will be held with Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim as the sole speaker. Mohagher Iqbal, head of the MILF information department and peace panel, will act as moderator.




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Stop the torture, maltreatment of Ka Bart--CPP


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Stop the torture, maltreatment of Ka Bart--CPP


Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
June 20, 2012 

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemned the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the continuing torture and maltreatment of political prisoner Tirso "Ka Bart" Alcantara inside the Fort Bonifacio military detention center. The CPP reiterated its demand for the immediate release of Ka Bart in accordance with the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) between the Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).


Ka Bart is among 14 NDFP peace talks consultants currently detained by the GPH in various prisons nationwide. He was arrested in January 2011 on the eve of consultations between the NDFP and the GPH in preparation for the resumption of formal talks.

In a recent report issued by the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees laban sa Detensyon at Aresto (SELDA), Ka Bart complained that aside from being served high-fat and extremely salty meals, the food is neither clean nor well-cooked. "The chicken I was served was still bloody and the fish still had its innards," said Ka Bart in a signed affidavit. "On December 20, 2011, after eating papaya, my mouth grew swollen and felt numb as if it was anaesthesized."

"Once, during lunch in March 2012, three match sticks were mixed in with the fish soup," said Ka Bart who also said he was once served food with shards of broken glass and crawling ants.

Ka Bart suspects he is slowly being poisoned through the food he is being served in prison. From January to June this year, he suffered from numbness and headaches on several occasions after eating the meals provided by the military.

"On occasion, I was being made to take medication for headaches and colds even though I was suffering from neither condition," said Ka Bart. He further narrated that he suffered from hypertension on March 10. The doctor who checked him up refused to identify himself. He was hooked up to an electro-cardiogram (ECG) machine. Subsequently, he was given medication that resulted in nausea, headaches and body tremors. When he told the doctor of his symptoms the morning after, these were dismissed as a result of the ECG, a complete falsehood.

For no apparent reason, Ka Bart's eyeglasses were taken from him on November 21, 2011 and returned only on May 26, 2012, making him suffer from poor vision for six months.

"The inhumane treatment and continuing torture of Ka Bart must be put to a stop," said the CPP. "The Filipino people must train their attention on the conditions of Ka Bart as well as the more than 350 political prisoners who continue to suffer from unjust incarceration."

"Ka Bart's continued imprisonment inside a military camp is a violation of his civil and political rights even under the laws of the reactionary government," added the CPP. According to SELDA, Ka Bart should at least be moved to a civilian detention center and be provided with easier access to doctors and lawyers. It pointed out that military authorities have been giving Ka Bart's visitors a hard time everytime they want to pay him a visit, at times, telling them to first seek a permit from the Office of the President and the AFP chief of staff.

The CPP demanded Ka Bart's immediate release as part of the Philippine government's obligations under JASIG which protects peace negotiators and personnel of either side from surveillance, arrest and prosecution in order to provide a favorable atmosphere for negotiations.

"Ka Bart's release will give a big boost to peace negotiations which the NDF is trying hard to resuscitate after being stalled for more than a year," added the CPP.












PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Leonen lauds gov’t forces for upholding ceasefire, urges them to observe due diligence in addressing conflicts



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Leonen lauds gov’t forces for upholding ceasefire, urges them to observe due diligence in addressing conflicts

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Posted on Friday, 8 June, 2012 - 11:39


Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, June 8 – Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Marvic Leonen on Wednesday lauded the efforts of the military and the police in the south for observing the ceasefire with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Leonen addressed the government security forces during a conference inside the 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division (ID) in this municipality.

He also reiterated the primacy of the peace process, reminding government troops to observe due diligence in dealing with conflicts on the ground and enforcing the law.

“Every tactical action has its strategic repercussions,” Leonen said while urging them to be always ready to enforce the law as well as protect and assist communities in their areas of responsibility. He also called on them to be always prepared to address conflicts on the ground such as clan wars or “ridos,” kidnappings and other criminal activities.

The panel chair added that necessary coordination with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in running after criminals within MILF-controlled areas will be facilitated by the GPH-MILF Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) and the recently reactivated Ad Hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) which are bilateral efforts of the two parties to curb and deter criminal activities and potential flashpoints in areas covered by the ceasefire agreement.

Also present were 6th ID commander Major General Rey Ardo, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations (DIPO) for Western Mindanao Police Chief Superintendent Manuel Barcenas, and field commanders of the Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, and the Philippine Marines inside the areas covered by the GPH-MILF ceasefire agreement.

Along with Leonen were government senior military adviser Brigadier General Leo Cresente Ferrer, newly appointed GPH senior police adviser Senior Supt. Noel Delos Reyes, AHJAG chair Brigadier Gen. Roland Amarille, and head of the GPH CCCH Secretariat Major Carlos Sol.
Engaging security forces

Leonen met with the security forces as part of the panel’s regular consultations with various stakeholders following the 28th formal exploratory talks between the GPH and the MILF panels in Kuala Lumpur last month.

During the discussions, field military commanders raised their concerns and suggested that more multi-sectoral consultations be conducted in their areas, to which Leonen willingly obliged.

“We will be very willing to come subject of course to our schedules,” he explained saying that other members of the GPH peace panel are also engaged in consultations with different stakeholders in Mindanao.
“We want to make sure that a critical mass of our people will be behind us supporting the peace agreement,” he said.

Leonen reiterated that government wants to ensure that any peace pact that it will sign with the MILF will be inclusive, collective and democratic, adding that the final peace agreement cannot even be initialed unless it is publicized to the people.

He also called on the government troops to educate themselves and help inform the stakeholders on the developments in the peace process.


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