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De Venecia leads new group for Asia peace

Jose de Venecia. INQUIRER file photo

DILI, Timor Leste—Former Speaker Jose de Venecia of the Philippines led the launch here over the weekend of the Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC) whose aim is to assist peace mediation efforts in Asia.

At the same time, De Venecia urged Philippine and Chinese ships at the disputed Scarborough Shoal “to pull out simultaneously so nobody loses face.”

“It is perhaps the most practical temporary solution to end the tension and resolve the Philippines-China standoff,” he said, as both countries continued to square off in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

De Venecia is, respectively, founding chairman and founding president of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (Icapp) and the Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International (Capdi) that met in Dili on April 25-26 under the aegis of the government of Timor Leste led by outgoing President Jose Ramos-Horta and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao.

Icapp is composed of more than 300 ruling and opposition political parties in 52 Asian countries, while Capdi is a joint political-civil society organization in the Asia Pacific.

The two-day conference also endorsed President Benigno Aquino III’s advancing the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the revival of the peace talks with the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

The APRC, consisting of Icapp and Capdi under De Venecia and of Thailand’s Saranrom Institute of Foreign Affairs Foundation (Sifaf) under former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai, would advise Asian governments and parties in conflict and help them transition to democracy and popular governance.

Leaders of political parties and civil society groups from the Philippines, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Azerbaijan hailed the “extraordinary examples of peace and reconciliation” in Cambodia and Timor Leste, “which are now models for the world.”

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  • Fz20

    you are the reason for all these mess – being the author and advising gma of inviting the savagechinese in joint ventures to explore the spratleys. now they want to occupy us in whole. you put the whole country in harms way!

  • Echuserang_Froglet

    jdv,numero unong tuta ng mga chinese! pweeehh

  • sparrow13

    During his time as “speaker of the house”…..motivated by personal greed and close friendship with chinese businessmen….he sold the Philippines for a few pieces of silver….he allowed the chinese to occupy the Mischief reef and convinced all corrupt people in the government including GMA to surrender our territorial sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea to the Chinese under the cover of “joint exploration”………..the exploration was done and the chinese got valuable information about our resources and the corrupt Philippine government of the time got nothing. However, De Venecia, Arroyo, et al were promised a big share once the oil field is erected. The chinese was emboldened and became aggressive claiming our sovereign territories because they believed they only have to bribe greedy and corrupt politicians like De Venecia, Arroyo, et. al.

    The special treatment changed under the present government. Now, we’re facing the problems started by De Venecia and Arroyo……..I hope we can find legal means how to execute them by firing squad for “corruption and treachery” against the country and the people.

    Shut the F*** up De Venecia!! You’re also part of the botched ZTE-NBN deal….crocodiles, snakes and sharks fighting over the spoil…. Imagine, giving the Chinese the full access to our internet/broadband network??  That would be disastrous in all aspect of our digital life. These people are terribly corrupt and greedy. They are totally ignorant and short-sighted without respect to our national security…..giving everything to the communist chinese just because of MONEY!!

    I hope some patriotic people can find creative ways how to get rid of these SCUMBAGS!!!

    • kayumanggui46

       Amen…puede ba PDInquirer huwag nang tatanggap ng press releases ng PR nitong
      scumbag na itong si De venecia…pweeeeh!!!!

  • gerry bellocido

    the clown is talking again. doesn’t want to be forgotten

  • kayumanggui46

    kaya makakapal pa ang mukha nitong sila Joe de Venecia ay dahil ipinapublish pa ng mga pahaygan…dapat wala nang nakikinig dito…dapat nga firing suad o garrotte ito…kaya sikat pa ang mag politikong korap dahil sa press na nasusuhulan… 

  • 18C0501

    malaki ang prwesyo ginawa nito sa mindanao. Peace Pack daw sa MNLF at MILF. 

  • http://survey.boxpinoy.com/corona.php Rare Earthling

    Interesting De Veletse. Tuloy mo lang

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

     all the amount of feng shui he  did to his house did not prevent Fate from taking her toll on him and the people close to him. the Universe and Fate will equalize things… one way or the other.

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