Two years ago today, the Aquino government signed the OSLO- Joint Declaration with the NDF providing for, among other things, the release of -most if not all- detained to better facilitate the GPH-NDF formal peace negotiations.
Until now, the Aquino government has yet to fulfill the commitment, effectively stalling the peace talk’s regular course, and the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio Economic Reforms (CASER).
Once again, by reneging on yet another of its many commitments, the Aquino government has ensured the prolonged fate of the GPH-NDF peace talks.
Mean while, it continues to violate with impunity the 1998 GRP-NDF Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law ( CARHRIHL), the first substantive document of the GPH- NDF peace talks.
Proof of this is its intensification of Oplan Bayanihan counter revolutionary campaign which has been steadily building up the ranks of among other human rights victims, the unjustly arrested and salvaged, already the KARAPATAN human rights group has documented no less than 430 political prisoner nationwide, of whom 148 has been arrested under the Aquino administration, 129 other activist have been extra judicially killed under this regime oplan bayanihan.
I am holding this protest fast from February 20-26, once again call on the Aquino government to fulfill its commitments it free most if not all of the detained NDF consultants as a matter of obligation relative to the GPH-NDF peace negotiations and our people’s yearning for a just and lasting peace.(Sgd) Ramon Patriarca February 19, 2013