(Updated) Fr. Eliseo Mercado named new peace panel chair to negotiate with MILF

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 June) – President Arroyo has named Fr. Eliseo Merado, Jr., OMI, as the new peace panel chair vice Silvestre Afable whose courtesy resignation President Arroyo has accepted.

In a press statement Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza read to MindaNews, he said Mercado’s chairmanship “will ensure a seamless transition and a continuity in the efforts to move forward the peace negotiation with the MILF.”

Read more here. Read Fr. Mercado’s piece on his acceptance here and reactions to his appointment here.

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