DUTERTE: TALKS WITH REDS MAY RESUME IN JULY

DUTERTE SISON

President Rodrigo Duterte said peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) may resume in July.

Duterte earlier invited Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison to return home to the Philippines for the resumption of the talks in a bid to end the decades old communist insurgency.

“I will be talking to the rebels. I’m talking to Sison. We will start the talks maybe¬†around July,” Duterte he said before a gathering of barangay officials in Lapu-Lapu City on Thusday, June 7.

sident on Monday [during the] Cabinet meeting,” Dureza said in a message.

Duterte on November 2017, ended negotiations with the NDF, the political arm of the CPP, through Proclamation No 360 in wake of a series of attacks by communist rebels against troopers, policemen and civilians.

npa

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