President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated government’s peacetalks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army and National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF).
The President made this announcement as he visited the tomb of his mother Soledad at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City for her death anniversary.
“I am scrapping the peace talks with the communists,” he declared.
“I would not honor any agreement that would violate the Constitution,” he explained.
Duterte’s pronouncement comes, a day after he ended the ceasefire with the NPA, citing the series of attacks by the communist insurgents against government troops in January this year.