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After Reds call for his ouster, Duterte says he is open to peace talks

“It is for the benefit of the people that the peace negotiations resume and stop the Duterte regime from proclaiming martial law nationwide, from calling off or rigging the May 2019 elections and from pursuing the scheme to impose a fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people via charter change for a bogus kind of federalism.” — Jose Maria Sison

Why peace talks still hang in the balance

And so it has come to this. After stoking such high expectations about the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and what the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) considers the top “security threat” in the country today — the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com He was involved in the armed struggle from 1961 until his arrest in 1987. He still considers himself a revolutionary, arguing that armed struggle is necessary to effect meaningful change in the country. Now 72, he narrates the beginnings of what the government now regards as the biggest threat to the…