AFP supportive of Duterte administration’s peace initiatives

By , on June 18, 2016


“Any effort that can bring about sustainable peace in our country is a worthy endeavor that deserves the nations support,” said AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla. (Photo: AFP's  Facebook page)
“Any effort that can bring about sustainable peace in our country is a worthy endeavor that deserves the nations support,” said AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla.
(Photo: AFP’s Facebook page)

MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday expressed its support for the resumption of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the incoming Duterte administration.

“The AFP’s track record on government peace efforts is very clear. We supported peace talks with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA), and now the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Any effort that can bring about sustainable peace in our country is a worthy endeavor that deserves the nations support,” said AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla.

Representatives of Duterte and the negotiating team of the NDFP, after two days of exploratory talks in Oslo, Norway, agreed to resume formal peace talks in the third week of July.