Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has reaffirmed his commitment to complete the peace process with the communists following a meeting with “leftist” ministers of his cabinet in the Malacanang Palace on Monday, The Manila Times Online reported on Wednesday.
In a statement, presidential advisor on peace process Jesus Dureza said Duterte discussed the prospects of peace with communist rebels after the termination of the negotiations and the cancellation of the unilateral ceasefire.
“The president reiterated his desire and passion of bringing about just, lasting and inclusive peace in the land,” Dureza said.
Regarding the CPP/NPA/NDF, he said the president gave specific instructions on how to deal with the present situation, including possible next steps following the cancellation of peace talks and the unilateral ceasefire declarations.
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