28 years
of
Community Service
MUNTING NAYON
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
Press Release

Community reception held in the Netherlands to celebrate resumption of peace talks held in Oslo-August 22-26 – 2016


By: Linangan – Willem Geertman Art and Culture Network 
Photos: Eddie Flores (MN)
Utrecht-The Netherlands
August 30, 2016

 
 


Utrecht – August 28, 2016: A warm community reception was held last August 28 at the Kultura Pilipina in Utrecht, The Netherlands to celebrate the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). It was also held to welcome the newly-released political prisoners who participated as NDFP consultants in the resumption of peace talks in Oslo, Norway last August 22-26, 2016.


The reception was hosted by several migrant Filipino organizations and solidarity groups and was attended by more than 100 Filipinos and European solidarity activists from the Netherlands, Belgium Germany.

Highlights of the celebration were the rousing cultural performances of Filipino, Dutch and Belgian solidarity activists, remarks from Luis Jalandoni, Chairperson of the NDFP Negotiating Peace Panel, Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the NDFP, former Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Hernani Braganza, member of the GRP Negotiating Peace Panel, former NDFP Peace Panel member and columnist Satur Ocampo, messages from the political prisoners namely, Benito Tiamzon, Wilma Tiamzon and Concha Araneta-Bocala.

The NDFP speakers focused on the essence of the peace talks and emphasized that peace could only be achieved by genuinely addressing the root causes of poverty, unemployment, social injustice and inequality, landlessness and underdevelopment.

The cultural program was followed by a sumptuous meal prepared by Filipino and Belgian groups. The political prisoners also had the chance to mingle with compatriots so they could share their stories inside prison and the work they were doing before they went to prison and also listen to the situation of migrant Filipinos.




See related article:
GRP-NDFP JOINT STATEMENT at the Oslo Peace Talks August 22-26, 2016 ……
Agreement on 6 major issues bodes well for success of peace talks








    Add a Comment


    MIS, The Hague-The Netherlands
    FILMIS officers joined the "community reception" to celebrate the resumption of peace talks last 28 August 2016. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Finally, the GRP and NDFP have come into terms to seek a genuine peace. These concluded peace talks in Oslo are just the beginning of a long journey to lasting peace in our beloved country. More talks will follow suit...The key to success is genuine implementation of the terms of the peace agreement.


    MoreSmiles of Talim-Laguna de Bay
    Alvin Gian Ocampo

    We are a smiling people, smiles are everywhere, but more often than not, they are not real smiles, just plastic, fake, murang peke. But when we visited that seemingly isolated island of Talim in the middle of Laguna de Bay, it was different. Their smiles told us everything!
     ...
    MoreAPCO-led ASCON hosts multicultural seniors Grow Young festival
    Richard J. Ford

    The Auburn Small Community Organisation Network Inc (ASCON) that is currently led by APCO Founding President, Dr Cen Amores, organised a Dooleys’ Clubgrant-funded festival for seniors at Berala Community Centre on 4 March 2017. DOOLEYS also provided free buses from Auburn and Lidcombe train stations to Berala and back.
     ...
     
    MoreAPCO joins ECC-NSW at Premier’s Harmony Dinner 2017
    Richard J. Ford

    Dubbed as the biggest annual celebration of cultural diversity in NSW, the 2017 Premier’s Harmony Dinner was attended by 1,500...
    More17 Couples Graduated at Prince of Peace Church in Scarborough
    Manuel Papa

    Prince of Peace Parish presented the MPC Class Certificates to the 17 young couples who recently graduated on their Marriage...
    MoreKnights of Columbus Council # 9144 initiated 27 new Knights to their First Degree of the Order
    Manuel Papa

    Prince of Peace Council # 9144 initiated twenty-seven new Knight to the  First Degree of  the Order.
    ...
    MoreBACK-TO-BACK WIN FOR NSW & ENGO AT FIL-AUSSIE GOLF
    Ric de Vera

    The state of New South Wales in Australia won back-to-back the Fil-Aussie Interstate Friendship golf tournament held for four days...
    MoreStichting Bayanihan (Netherlands) Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017
    Myra Colis and Yukari Shiozaki

    Filipinas, Dare to Use Your Strength!
     
    Every year, Stichting Bayanihan celebrates the International Women’s Day in line...
    MoreHOME TO THOUSANDS OF FILIPINOS, SINGAPORE IS RANKED MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN THE WORLD
    Edwin C. Mercurio

    For the 4th year in a row, Singapore is top on the list for the most expensive city to live...
     
    More`CON AMOR’ FOUNDATION B0ARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
    MoreTHE CHILDREN IN DON MANUEL GK VILLAGE
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
     
    Disclaimer

    Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.