The assassination led to massive protests in Philippines against the witch-hunting of communist and peace activists by right wing Rodrigo Duterte regime.
Both the government and the CPP have categorically indicated willingness to reopen the peace process that was abandoned mid-way in 2017
Toto Patigas, an activist with the left-wing Bayan Muna party and a councilor of the city of Escalante, was hit on the head from behind while he was riding his scooter. This is the third attack on activists of the party since the murder of Randy Malayo in January
In this episode, we talk to Augusto Montiel, Venezuelan Ambassador to India on the situation in Venezuela. Also, we take a look into the assassination of an NDF peace consultant allegedly by the armed forces of the Philippines.
On January 30, Randy Felix Malayao, a peace consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF), was shot dead by unknown assassins. He was involved in negotiations between the NDF and the Rodrigo Duterte government