Lorenzana backs PRRD’s ‘last chance’ peace talks with Reds

MANILA Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Thursday said he strongly supports the initiative of President Rodrigo Duterte to give peace talks with the rebels a "last chance".

"I support this 'last chance' initiative of the President," Lorenzana said.

Lorenzana said the Chief Executive has agreed to talk peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) subject to the following preconditions:

Bilateral ceasefire;

No coalition in government with them;

No attacks on government forces and civilians;

No extortion;

No destruction of properties;

No expansion and recruitment;

No roaming around with firearms.

Source: Philippine News Agency

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