In line with the United Nation’s Declaration of the International Day of Peace, the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) in collaboration with the College of the Holy Spirit (CHS) held its annual activity, the ‘MusiKapayapaan’. It was an afternoon of prayer, music, inspiration, camaraderie and solidarity to express the unity for the quest for just and lasting peace in the country. This was held last September 29, 2017 at the Veritas in Caritate Hall, College of the Holy Spirit.

ILOILO CITY—Peace advocates have called on the government and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume peace negotiations in the aftermath of attacks and clashes between government troops and rebels in Iloilo province.

The recent incidents all the more highlight the necessity for the peace talks,” said Sharon Rose Ruiz-Duremdes, cochair of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform in Western Visayas, a Church-based network of peace advocates.