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From the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson – On Norway as third party facilitator of the peace talks

Norway can continue to help the Philippines as a third party facilitator of the peace talks, as I mentioned during this morning’s press briefing.

Quoting from the transcript, I said, “Pero you know any party who wants to help any and who’s been involved in the process can help ‘no. Pero ang punto lang ni Presidente eh hindi niya na maintindihan kung bakit kinakailangan pa sa ibang bansa ‘no ang pag-uusap.”

We hope this sets the record straight that what I said is any peace negotiation that would be entered into by the Philippine government and communist rebels should be held inside the country.

I was referring to the venue.