Coni K. Ledesma, a member of the negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), with journalist and photographer Stefan Christoff, whose photo exhibit, On movements in Manila, is being presented during September 2009 at the sablo kafé in Montreal. Ledesma was in town as part of a cross-Canada tour at the invitation of the Philippine Solidarity Network and BAYAN Canada to promote the immediate resumption of peace negotiations and to address the NDFP's position on the 2010 Presidential elections in her homeland.
While in Montreal, the NDFP representative also met with the Philippine community, the solidarity group Centre d'appui aux Philippines / Centre for Philippine Concerns and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.
Ledesma began her tour in Toronto on September 10, 2009 and will be heading to Ottawa and Winnipeg before wrapping up the trip in Vancouver September 23. MG