Government, Communists in Backchannel Talks to Revive Peace Negotiations

Communist party leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon have been allowed to travel to Europe, as backchannel negotiations to restart the stalled peace talks intensify. The government sent Jesus Dureza, the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, to negotiate in behalf of the administration. Duterte has already said he doubts if peace talks would succeed after rebel forces broke off its unilateral ceasefire and ambushed…

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