No More Peace Talks If Hostilities Continues! Duterte To CPP-NPA After Ambush Of PSG Convoy

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No more peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said President Rodrigo Duterte unless the rebels stop attacking government troops in Mindanao.

In a statement by President Duterte, instructed the government peace panel in a July 18 meeting, where they discussed the possible signing of a bilateral ceasefire agreement with the rebels.

The statement comes after the CPP said on July 18 that it would oppose Duterte's plan to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of 2017, a move the group claims to be directed against them.

"Revolutionary forces nationwide are firmly united and ever determined to resist martial law in Mindanao," the group said. "The New People's Army must continue to strengthen itself nationwide by carrying out armed counteractions and offensives across the country to defeat the Mindanao martial law and nationwide all-out war."

The New People's Army (NPA) is the armed wing of the CPP.

In a July 19 statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the CPP should "stand against a common enemy," even with the proposed extension.

"The Duterte administration has shown in numerous occasions its strong commitment to bring peace," he said. "It is time for the CPP/NPA/NDFP to reciprocate the government' gestures of goodwill by ending their extortion and criminal activities and re-directing their energy to help eradicate terrorism and violent extremism in Mindanao."

Meanwhile, members of the leftist group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) also met Duterte on July 18.

In a statement, the group said the peace talks should continue despite the lack of a prolonged ceasefire.

"We reiterated our position that the peace talks must continue because it is in the interest of the people and that the surest way to achieve peace is through socio-economic and political reforms," Bayan said. "It appears that the fate of the talks and the people's desire for a just peace will again be held hostage by the ceasefire issue."
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1 comment:

  1. there is no honor with atheist, communist..
    Send the elite commandos and finish all their leaders in the Philippines and beg the lowly Filipino soldiers all who believed the lies, to come back to the fold....

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