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The Struggle for Peace in the Philippines Forum

  • Saint Peter's College, Roy Irving Theatre (map)

Hosted by the New Jersey Philippine Solidarity Committee

The Philippines has made international news in the past few months because of a ruthless war on drugs that has spawned the deaths of more than 7,000 alleged drug pushers and users. In contrast, the revival of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has gone largely unnoticed in international press. The successful completion of the formal peace talks could have profound implications for Philippine societythat would address the social, political, and economic roots of the so-called drug menace and the decades-old civil war. The GRP-NDFP peace negotiations are the only peace negotiations in the world that address far-reaching social and economic reforms at the national level.