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The group said Sison “was one of the main movers in the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations”
The religious leaders called on Marcos “to reconstitute the [government] peace panel and resume the … peace negotiations"
The religious leaders lauded the former president’s “commitment to attaining true and lasting peace through principled negotiations"
The PEPP called on President Marcos to resume formal peace talks that will 'address the roots of the armed conflict'
“As peace advocates, we ask the electorate to deeply discern from among the candidates ... if they are truly working for peace”
“Voting for peace means choosing candidates who will work for a just and enduring peace,” read the group’s statement
The Church leaders called on the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the bombings for violations of international humanitarian law
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”
The peace group appealed to the government "to stop aerial bombings as these result to massive destruction and collateral damage"
The tagging of the rebels as terrorists “effectively buried years of laborious and painstaking agreements and gradual steps toward peace”
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