Duterte canceled back-channel
efforts aimed at reviving the talks after four members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were wounded in an encounter with NPA rebels in Arakan, North Cotabato province, on Wednesday morning.
Solicitor General Jose Calida on Thursday said he will seek the cancellation of the bail bonds posted for the temporary liberty of the consultants of the National Democratic Front (NDF) following the decision of the government to suspend the back-channel
talks with the communist movement.
The planned back-channel
talks in Europe this week will also be cancelled.
The statement said the peace panel, led by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, was set to conduct 'back-channel
talks' with the NDFP to discuss the resumption of formal negotiations.
During General Musharraf's reign, we came close to resolving the Kashmir issue with India through back-channel
Govt uses back-channel
to send 'positive note' to India
Avelino 'Billy' Andal, the besieged ally of President Duterte, insisted that the country's chief executive ordered him to initiate back-channel
talks with communist rebel leaders for the possible resumption of the stalled peace talks.
Commenting on the former Pandan MP's open letter criticising the coalition over purported back-channel
dealings, the PKR secretary-general said Rafizi must be mindful of the repercussions to the overall pact.
Around the same epoch, a parallel revelatory (and obviously inspired) news item related to the so-called back-channel
diplomacy indulged in by the two sides.
Days before the meeting with Doval, Janjua had said the back-channel
diplomacy with India was on where the solution to the tension was being discussed.
Upon the orders of Duterte, government representatives led by Dureza months ago initiated "back-channel
" talks revive peace negotiations.
Dureza said Duterte cancelled the resumption of formal peace talks in Oslo after government peace panel chairman Silvestre Bello III briefed the President on the status of the back-channel