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Peace group lauds resumption of peace talks; Urge Government, NDFP to “strengthen civilian voice in the peace process”

Elated over the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as a result of back channel talks in Utrecht, The Netherlands Sunday, Mindanao-based regional peacebuilding advocacy group the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), today urged both parties to fast […]

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Statement on GPH-NDFP Cessation of Ceasefires and Peace Talks

PEACE GROUPS APPEAL TO GPH-NDFP: Resume Peace Talks; Work for Permanent, Bilateral Ceasefire The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) expresses its deepest concern with the cessation of the unilateral ceasefires by both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NDFP), and […]

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COLOMBIAN IP EXCHANGE VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES

Last November 10-16, 2016, a delegation of Colombian IP leaders went to the Philippines on a learning exchange visit and interacted with a broad mix of audience and policy institutions. This exchange trip was born out of an interest to compare and possibly learn from similar experiences in two of the main peace processes between the FARC and the Government of Colombia, and the one between the CPP/NDF/NPA and the Philippine Government (GRP).

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Multi-sectoral International Day of Peace Observance in Davao City, September 21

Davao City launches multi-sectoral action on September 21, International Day of Peace. Part of the event was the “Barug Dabaw, Barug Kalinaw” silent march and tribute for peace and honoring all victims of violence, past to present.

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IID Statement on the September 1, Night Market Bombing in Davao City

It is with sadness that the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) condoles with the families of those who lost loved ones to the senseless terrorist act of September 1 in Davao City. In the midst of the evening’s gaiety and in the common clasp of family and friends, 14 innocents were brutally and violently ripped from our midst, and 67 others were left scarred by this single, heartless and cold-blooded act of terror. With them all and together with the citizens of Davao, we now mourn and send our prayers. Less visible yet equally painful to us are the fresh wounds left on the psyche of Davao’s people, along with the rest of us working worldwide in seeking a more peace-filled and just world.

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