News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the resumption of peace talks

To resume talks necessitates President Duterte to consult first with the members of his security cluster, considering the many lives lost, civilian and government property destroyed before returning to the negotiating table with the CPP/NPA/NDFP.

The President likewise has to confer with the other branches of government regarding matters require their consent/approval.
In spite of PRRD’s firm position to protect the nation from violence and terrorism, his fundamental goal is sustainable and lasting peace; which in this case begins with addressing the social injustice as the historical root of conflict.