Duterte to gov’t: pursue talks with MILF, NDF

Please be more serious about it, ma’am.

President Arroyo’s crisis manager for Regions 11 and 12 called on the government to pursue a more aggressive peace process in the aftermath of her acceptance of the courtesy resignation of government chief peace negotiator Silvestre Afable Jr. and a string of bombing incidents recently.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday at the city government’s television program, “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” (From the masses, To the masses) that the government must continue talking peace amid ‘unpeace’ in Mindanao, including the possibility of reopening talks with the communist-led New People’s Army.

Duterte, who is also Southeastern Mindanao’s Regional Peace and Order Council chair, said what happened in Bansalan, Davao del Sur where ten people were killed when a bomb exploded on June 15 outside a Weena bus has also happened around the world.

Read the rest of the report on MindaNews.com.

 

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