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:
No coalition in government with them;
No attacks on government forces and civilians;
No destruction of properties;
No expansion and recruitment;
No roaming around with firearms.
Source: Philippine News Agency