Broadcaster Korina Sanchez has expressed her frustration on the authorities for persevering with peace talks with the communists regardless of their fighters’ refusal to cease attacking troopers.
In her July 7 column for Bulgar, Sanchez minced no phrases in questioning why the federal government should proceed with the peace talks when the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front-New People’s Army have been flip-flopping it their phrases and actions.
“Kailangan pa bang gawin ang pag-uusap na yan kung wala namang mararating? Magkano ang ginagastos ng gobyerno at sa ibang bansa pa ginagawa ang usapan?” she requested.
“Siguradong mahal ang kanilang tinutuluyan lalo na kung tumatagal pa ang usapan. Siyempre may pagkain pa yan, na siguro hindi lang sa tabi-tabing karinderya binibili,” Sanchez added.
The authorities peace panel and NDF are set to renew peace talks in both the second week or third week of August.
Before the talks, nevertheless, the 2 sides might be holding casual talks.
Chief authorities negotiator Silvestre Bello III mentioned the NDF has requested that the casual talks be held in Japan however the administration desires it to occur in both Hong Kong or the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte has requested the communist leaders to inform the NPA to cease attacking troopers to show their sincerity in negotiating with the federal government.