Base sa ulat ng CNN Philippines, gusto daw makipagpulong ng mga komunista kay Vice President Leni Robredo upang buhayin ang peace talks sa gobyerno.
Magugunita na naputol ang usaping pangkapayapaan sa pagitan ng pamahalaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte at ng mga komunista dahil sa patuloy na pag-atake ng mga New People’s Army (NPA).
“The NDFP, including its panel, should hold discussions with opposition parties, in particular, the Liberal Party… (communist organization should engage with Robredo as constitutional successor) to press for the resumption of the peace negotiation as a rallying point in the effort to oust Duterte… Prospects for resuming the peace negotiations after Duterte, whether he is ousted or he finishes his term, are possible and desirable… ” sabi ni National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel interim chairperson Julie De Lima.
Si De Lima ay ang asawa ng Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison.
Ang CPP ay dineklarang terorista ng United State Department of State at ni Pangulong Duterte.
“They think that they are a different breed, would like to be treated with another set of law, when as a matter of fact they are terrorists. They are terrorists because I finally declared them to be one… Why? Because I spent most of my days as President trying to figure out and connect to them on how we can arrive at a peaceful solution. Nobody wants a war. I don’t want it, especially me. They know me and I know them, and it was a good rapport while it lasted…When I became the President the story changed simply because, in the ladder of priority, the highest for me would be the security of the state. But before, in the time of politics, that’s a vote, votes are being counted. Naturally, you cultivate friendship with everybody… But there is always a time to be friendly and a time just to be firm, and I did my very best to produce something for the country, but unfortunately… nothing really happened,” sabi ni Pangulong Duterte.