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Audio reports of the GRP-NDFP first round of formal peace talks 2016

LISTEN to radio reports of the first round of formal peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) under President Rodrigo Duterte and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines NDFP) last April 22 to 27, 2016 in Oslo, Norway.

For the third consecutive time (first in 2004 and second in 2011), Kodao has been covering the formal negotiations between both parties.

The first round of talks between the Duterte GRP and the NDFP proves to be the most promising and successful since the turn of the millennium.

Both parties agreed to tackle the substantive agenda of socio-economic reforms when they meet next on October 8-12 this year. (Photos by Jon Bustamante)

Opening ceremony of the GRP-NDFP formal peace negotiations.

Opening ceremony of the GRP-NDFP formal peace negotiations.

Both panels (NDFP on the foreground, GRP at the background) inside the negotiating room.

Both panels inside the negotiating room.

 

The NDFP negotiating team inside their secretariat room.

The NDFP negotiating team inside their secretariat room.

GRP and NDFP panelists exchange copies of partial agreements on Day 4 of their negotiations.

GRP and NDFP panelists exchange copies of partial agreements on Day 4 of their negotiations.

GRP and NDFP Panels at the Closing Ceremony of their successful 5-day formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway.

GRP and NDFP Panels at the Closing Ceremony of their successful 5-day formal peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway.