VARIOUS groups gathered at Gaston Park on Sunday for an interfaith prayer-rally in support of the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front. It was the day government chief negotiator Alexander Padilla and other members of the peace panel left for Oslo, Norway, for the resumption of the peace negotiations set today until Feb. 21.

Mark S. Ventura

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 13, 2009–The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), a network of church aggrupations that promote the peace process as a way of addressing issues of conflict, reforms and social justice will hold a forum on peace talks on September 19.

By Evelyn Macairan
Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s major religious groups yesterday said that they favor the resumption of peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) next month.