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It's officially over! Gov't sends peace talks cancellation notice to CPP/NPA/NDF

Statement from Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process
Krissia Luchansky
We wish to announce that following the President’s pronouncement of the cancellation of the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) and, per his instructions, the Government of the Philippines (GRP) Panel served to the NDF today the Government’s notice of termination of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).

Despite the cancellation of the peace talks, the Duterte administration remains committed in its peace efforts by continuing with resolve to explore all opportunities to intensify implementation of genuine reforms for the benefit of the people, particularly socio-economic programs in conflict-affected communities. It shall also continue to pursue other paths to peace and undertake all forms of peace initiatives and peace building efforts at the national, regional and local levels to keep the peace.

We assure our people that the Government will continue its vigilance in the preservation of law and order and in protecting our people against insurgent activities and threats of terrorism, and pursue the enhancement of our democratic institutions.

Let us be one in our call for a stop to armed violence and pursue just and lasting peace by ways of peace.

In a Facebook page, Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol said:

President Rody Duterte has cancelled the peace talks with the National Democratic Front and its armed wing, the New People's Army.

A formal communication signed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza was sent just minutes ago to the leadership of the NDF-NPA.
Pres. Duterte has earlier said that he decided to cancel the talks after the NPAs abducted and killed six army soldiers while there was a ceasefire in effect between government and the Communists.

"Let it not be said that I did not try my best. I bent backward and walked an extra mile for peace in this land," he said in a speech last week.
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