Gov’t, Reds resume talks next month

The government and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NDFP) have agreed to resume formal peace negotiations next month, chief government peace negotiator and Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Tuesday. Bello said that he talked with NDFP chair Fidel Agcaoili on Sunday evening and they agreed to hold the formal negotiations in the second half of August while informal talks would also be held later this month to iron out thorny issues, such as the need for a ceasefire agreement. "We have an initial understanding that we will probably have the suspended fifth round [of peace talks in the] second or third week of August...Keep on reading: Gov’t, Reds resume talks next month

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