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[8 Dec 2012 | No Comment | ]
A critique of the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro (FAB) between the government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

by: ANZELMO GUERRERO
RPM-M
DECEMBER 2012
HISTORICAL CONTEXT
The formal signing of the Final Peace Agreement (FPA) between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in September 2, 1996 had bought in so much joy, optimism and new hope to so many people.  It had shown a picture of reaching and finally “seeing the long awaited light at the end of the tunnel”.  The Organization of the Islamic Countries (OICs) had hilariously celebrated the signing of the FPA for it had a direct hand and even a very …

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[20 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
On the Peace Framework Signing between the GPH and the MILF

Official Statement of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao (RPM-M) on the Peace Framework Signing between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) 15 October 2012

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[28 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Our position on ‘Demobilization, Disarmament, Reintegration’ | ]
Our position on ‘Demobilization, Disarmament, Reintegration’

Position Paper of the RPM-M/RPA on the Demobilization, Disarmament, Reintegration/Rehabilitation Framework of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines vis-à-vis Peace Talks
The Press Statement of Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita on September 3, 2008 has drawn reactions from various Revolutionary groups and even civil society groups. It was obviously formulated in the midst of the current hostilities in Mindanao that killed innocent civilians, destroyed properties and displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians. Of course, this has to be blamed on some base commanders of the MILF and their irrational reactions …

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[28 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Modelling the transition from Violence to Peace – Introduction | ]
Modelling the transition from Violence to Peace – Introduction

Initiatives and methods to transform violence to less violent and to peace are as varied as the diversities of circumstances and contexts they find themselves in. The creativities of the peacebuilders with the stakeholders have added beauty to these initiatives and peacebuilding activities.
The poverty reduction, conflict resolution and transformation which the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa – Mindanao (RPM-M) have been evolving with its current peace talks with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) are just part of these initiatives. The RPMM shares this experience as its small …

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[2 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on The RPM-M’s vision of peace | ]
The RPM-M’s vision of peace

The significant changes brought about the globalized tensions and conflicts have influenced the outlook and frameworks of various institutions, groups, and revolutionary parties to review and rethink their strategies and methodologies in conflict transformation and peace building works.
The RPMM strongly believes that effective methods to transform conflict and build infrastructure for peace is to understand the nature and causes of conflicts in their historical and current contexts. It has fully understood that the conflicts, violence and war in the Philippines had been caused by the globalized greed and exploitation of …

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[21 Sep 2008 | Comments Off on Official view and analysis of the Revolutionary Workers Party | ]
Official view and analysis of the Revolutionary Workers Party

After the debates within the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) in the early nineties, those who have rejected the paradigm of the Maoist protracted peoples’ war and the Stalinist concept of organizational principles of the CPP in the current revolutionary project in the Philippines, have evolved a new paradigm. This paradigm shows that the revolutionary mass movement and its intensification is an effective and appropriate way of building socialism in a country like the Philippines today. It also defines that this kind of revolutionary struggle, led by the proletariat, …

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[6 Dec 2007 | Comments Off on Peace building, RPM-M’s work in progress | ]
Peace building, RPM-M’s work in progress

Conflict transformation in order to be effective need a proactive and holistic efforts not only to stop the violence and destruction but more so to build and strengthen infrastructure that is sensitive and responsible to the needs of the broadest possible section of the people. It is a continuous progression of curative, preventive and proactive activities of all the stakeholders involve in the transformation process. The whole process creates a some kind of social bonding which will lead to a social covenant among the stakeholders including the government representatives and …