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RP-NDF peace seen soon By Gerry Baldo 06/21/2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

RP-NDF peace seen soon

By Gerry Baldo 06/21/2012

Peace between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) will soon be possible with the willingness of the communist group to resume of formal talks.

At least five lawmakers yesterday expressed optimism that a final peace agreement could be signed between the government and communist rebels soon.

But the NDF reiterated its call for the release of 356 political prisoners and 14 others the NDFP said were covered by immunity guarantees.

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, Maguindanao Rep. Simeon Datumanong, Alagad party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta, Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento welcomed the development..... MORE

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