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Benito Tiamzon explains GRP-NDFP peace talks

Newly-appointed National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Negotiating Panel member Benito Tiamzon narrated and explained the history, nature and status of the ongoing formal peace negotiations between the underground revolutionary group and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in a forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands last October 17.

This short video explains in a simplest way the entire process that has confused many of the Filipino people. (Video by Pom Cahilog Villanueva) Read more

Jalandoni resigns, Agcaoili takes over as NDFP panel chair

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) announced Fidel Agcaoili’s assumption as its new negotiating panel chairperson as long-time chief Luis Jalandoni assumes his new role as senior adviser.

Agcaoili, erstwhile panel vice chairperson, is expected to deliver NDFP’s opening statement at the start of their second round of formal peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines today. He is also the chairperson of the NDFP’s Human Rights Committee. Read more

NDFP consultants come home to UP

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF THE pHILIPPINES (NDFP) peace consultants Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Austria Tiamzon, Jaime Soledad, Rey Claro Casambre, Rafael Baylosis, visited the University of the Philippines in Diliman Quezon City for the first time since their release from prison or going above-ground last September 15.

The group was welcomed by UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan and vice-chancellor Nestor Castro at the iconic Oblation and were given the sablay. Read more

Tiamzons on how to solve the drug scourge

Top revolutionary leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon gave their views on the “war on drugs” and cited the good example of China eradicating the drug problem which afflicted 77 million Chinese.

Footage taken at a public forum with the Tiamzons on September 10, 2016 at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City.

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A talk with the Tiamzons on the GRP-NDFP peace talks (Part 1)

TOP revolutionary leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon gave an overview of the resumption of peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), including the social and economic reforms agenda, and what the people can and must do beyond the negotiations.

The forum was held by Kapayapaan Campaign for a Just and Lasting Peace on September 9, 2016 at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City. Read more

Tiamzons urge support for peace talks

In their first ever public forum at the Fisher Mall in Quezon City last September 10, couple Benito and Wilma Tiamzon called on all patriotic Filipinos to grab the chance to advance genuine social reforms afforded by the Duterte government’s peace ongoing peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Here are photos with an audio clip of the SRO (standing room only) event. (Photos by Raymund Villanueva. Editing by Pom Cahilog Villanueva) Read more

NDFP consultants declare 1st round of talks successful

National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultants declare their first round of peace negotiations with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines successful.

In a press conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport upon their arrival last September 3, the consultants said the agreements reached at the talks push forward their struggle for genuine independence and just and lasting peace.

“We are happy to be part of this historic event,” Benito Tiamzon, in behalf of his group, said.

“We enjoin the Filipino people to join us in fighting for change both within and outside the ambit of the peace negotiations,” Tiamzon added. Read more

Benito and Wilma Tiamzon in their first date after prison

While the GRP and NDFP peace talks was in recess, Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria took a few minutes to take a stroll on the grounds of Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel. Read more

Joma Sison meets the Tiamzons in Oslo

Prof. Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), meets Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria here in Oslo, Norway at the eve of the resumption of formal talks between the GRP and the NDFP. Tiamzon and Austria are alleged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines to be the current chairperson and secretary general of the CPP, respectively.

Benito and Wilma Tiamzon walk free from detention

Benito Tiamzon and Wilma-Austria-Tiamzon thanked the Filipino people and the New People’s Army after their release this afternoon from the Philippine National Police Custodial Center at Camp Crame.

They also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering their release to enable their participation as National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultants in its formal peace talks in Oslo, Norway on Monday. Read more