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Peace, rights groups welcome presidential bets’ stand on peace talks

A peace deal should address the “roots of poverty and discrimination,” said Bishop Felixberto Calang of the group Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Ecumenical peace group urges Filipinos to ‘discern, vote for peace’ in...

“Voting for peace means choosing candidates who will work for a just and enduring peace,” read the group’s statement

Mindanao religious leaders call for end to red-tagging of Church workers

The Church leaders ask authorities to allow peace activists 'to continue their work without fear of retaliation'

Religious leaders call for probe into military bombing in central Philippines

The Church leaders called on the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the bombings for violations of international humanitarian law

Philippine Church leaders urge Robredo to ‘study’ roots of armed conflict

The Church leaders urged the vice president “to dialogue with peace advocates, civil libertarians, and victims of violations of human rights"

Ecumenical peace group welcomes budget cut for gov’t’s anti-communist task force

The group said that contrary to the name of the task force to end local armed conflicts, “[it] becomes a hindrance to the promise of peace”

Faith-based peace groups find ‘resonance’ with Robredo’s views on insurgency

Kapayapaan and Pilgrims for Peace said Robredo's statement is “a positive sign that she would not endorse a purely militarist solution"

Elections in Bangsamoro region in Mindanao postponed to 2025

The election is a key provision in a 2014 peace agreement aimed at ending conflict and is due to take place in May 2022

Philippine Catholic, Protestant bishops express alarm over terrorist tag on NDFP

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform said the designation “tragically closes the door to a peaceful resolution of the (armed) conflict”

Philippine ecumenical peace group urges gov’t, rebels to return to negotiating...

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform made the call a week after a bomb explosion in Masbate City killed two people

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