Fr. Mercado declines post

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June)  — Fr. Eliseo Mercado, Jr, who was named by Malacanang on Saturday as the new peace panel chair in the negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), has decided against accepting the chairmanship of the panel “on the basis of objections of the MILF.”

Fr. Mercado told MindaNews in a text message at 11:34 a.m. today (June 20) that he had communicated with MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim and had clarified the objections they posed and “you may announce that I decline the nomination on the basis of the objections of the MILF.”

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