Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ceasefire is possible with Duterte presidency —Joma Sison

From GMA News (Apr 28): Ceasefire is possible with Duterte presidency —Joma Sison

A ceasefire between the Communist Party of the Philippines and the Philippine government is possible if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is elected president, said CPP founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison.

In an interview with GMA News aired on Unang Balita on Thursday, Sison said he had a conversation with Duterte recently and they were able to discuss several issues.

He said the issues include a dialogue between CPP and the national government and the release of political prisoners from past administrations.

Sison added that he may return to the country, after two decades of living in exile in the Netherlands.

The CPP was organized more than 47 years ago while the Philippine government ended formal peace talks with the communist party in April 2013.

Duterte is close to the revolutionary movement and is a former student of Sison at the Lyceum of the Philippines.

If Duterte wins, Sison said he is confident that the Davao politician will be able to fulfill his promises.

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