Palace hails Congress call to resume GPH-NDF peace talks
Duterte committed to peace
Malacanang on Tuesday, March 27, thanked members of Congress for urging President Rodrigo R. Duterte to resume peace negotiations with communist rebels.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this comment after 61 lawmakers from the House of Representatives filed House Resolution No. 1803 urging Duterte to continue the peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
“We thank those who signed the resolution for their support to the peace agenda of the administration,” Roque said in a press statement.
Roque said right from the start of the President’s term in 2016, Duterte has shown his commitment to peace as he started formal peace talks with communist groups.
“However, we find it unfortunate that the communists have become spoilers of peace because of their penchant for double talk and treachery. Their motives are not for attaining sustainable peace but rather to push for their greater control and influence,” Roque explained.