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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

Rights group calls for probe into killings of former priest, peace...

Former priest Rustico Tan was killed in Cebu while peace consultant Reynaldo Bocala and his aide were killed in Iloilo province

Philippine church group alarmed over tagging of peace consultants as ‘terrorists’

The church leaders warn that the move “will have far-reaching and adverse repercussions” on the peace process

PEPP: Silence the guns during this season of hope

A Pastoral Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform for the Christmas season

Church group questions arrest of former Philippine peace talks consultant

The peace group said the arrest "casts doubt" on the sincerity of the government's call to rebels to lay down their arms

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