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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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).
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.
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.
Today August 13, marks the first official meeting in Malaysia between the peace panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). It will be the first of many meetings expected to be convened not only for the MILF peace process, but for the other peace tables set with other non-state armed actors (NSAs) of the Philippines. This first meeting is undertaken less than fifty days after the administration of the 16th Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was inaugurated. Led by the President’s words and call for action, the various departments and offices have followed suit in seeking ways and means to fast-track changes to national governance processes, striving to eliminate red tape, bureaucracy and stifling corruption, and ensure that the least served are no longer ignored.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.