President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered tge authorities peace panel to chorus from resuming formal peace talks with the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) unless it could actually rein in its fighters to stop attacks in opposition to troopers.
In a press release Wednesday (July 19), Malacañang stated Duterte issued the order throughout his assembly with officers and members of the federal government peace panel Tuesday to debate the doable signing of a bilateral ceasefire settlement with the communists.
The President advised the officers Tuesday (July 18) that the NDFP ought to order the NPA ought to stop attacks in opposition to troopers if it needs the peace talks to proceed because the authorities has already dealt with the communists in good religion.
The authorities panel, led by chief negotiator Secretary Silvestre Bello III, is ready to conduct backchannel talks with the NDFP to debate the resumption of formal negotiations between the 2 teams.
For his half, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza stated the resumption of the peace talks would depend upon the NPA’s dedication to comply with sure tips for a doable ceasefire deal with authorities.
This consists of suspending operations in opposition to the navy and the police and stopping all their extortion actions on the bottom, amongst others.
Less than 24 hours after Duterte’s assembly with the federal government peace panel, members of the NPA ambushed a convoy of the Presidential Security Group in Arakan, North Cotabato.
The assault wounded seven PSG males although there have been no casualties from their aspect.