Trillanes proposes ‘localized’ peace talks with communist rebels

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This photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows guerrillas of the New People's Army (NPA) resting among bushes in the Sierra Madre mountain range, located east of Manila. Fuelled by one of the world's starkest rich-poor divides, a Maoist rebellion that began months before the first human landed on the moon plods on even though the country now boasts one of the world's fastest-growing economies. / AFP PHOTO / Noel CELIS / TO GO WITH Philippines-unrest-communist-peace,FOCUS by Cecil MORELLA

Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV on Thursday, April 5, said he preferred “localized peace process” between the government and the communist rebels following the recent decision of Malacanang to resume anew peace talks with the group.

“My suggestion ultimately is localized peace talks, meaning each communist front has a different approach. We don’t need to deal with those in the Netherlands,” he said at the Kapihan sa Senado media forum. — Camille A. Aguinaldo