Good news that draws suspicion than anticipation
That the informal peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is due to resume soon offers a reflection in our role as informal observers of the peace process that gained hold, then lost it somehow.
The MindaNews report GRP, MILF ‘informal talks’ to start ‘possibly’ by Dec. 22 didn’t quite tell there is a reason to celebrate (even if the news comes before Christmas and a fear of worsening situation on the ground).
Of course any kind of talk is always better than any form of violence. We all wish for peace, not just for Christmas but once and for all –for good.
As much as we want to get excited, we can’t just lose hold off the ground. At one point this could be a genuine press release.
But it could also be to serve the interests of some parties.
We might have a peace talks fatigue but we also cannot afford to let war just unfold.
I am nosing for enough sincerity, the one that could get them to sit in front each panel and talk, and relieve Mindanawons from the stress.