New Duterte-Joma friendship may end martial law prox


[1] President Duterte has recently called for the resumption of peace talks with rebels.
[2] Jose Maria Sison (Joma) has expressed his acceptance of the President's call for peace.
[3] Joma has also expressed the opinion that peace between the Philippine Goverment and rebels will result in the end of proclamations of martial law by the President.

Jose Maria Sison on Saturday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to resume peace negotiations with rebels, “despite the determination of the (National Democratic Front of the Philippines) to seek the ouster of this regime.”

“Enemies need peace negotiations before they can become friends or partners for the sake of the Filipino people who desire social, economic and political reforms as basis for a just and lasting peace,” Sison said in a statement.

“Thus, I welcome the statement of Duterte that he is still open to peace negotiations, even as there is still an exchange of hostile words in the mass media and exchange of bullets in the battlefield.”

According to Sison, “it is for the benefit of the people that the peace negotiations resume and stop the Duterte regime from proclaiming martial law nationwide, from calling off or rigging the May 2019 elections and from pursuing the scheme to impose a fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people via charter change for a bogus kind of federalism.”

SOURCE: ABS-CBN News (2019). Joma approves of Duterte’s call to resume peace talks. Jan 05 2019 03:36 AM | Updated as of Jan 05 2019 04:29 AM. https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/01/05/19/joma-approves-of-dutertes-call-to-resume-peace-talks

DescriptionJosé María Canlás Sison is a Filipino writer and activist who founded the Communist Party of the Philippines and added elements of Maoism to its philosophy. Since August 2002, he has been classified as a "person supporting terrorism" by the United States.

SOURCE: Jose Maria Sison. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Maria_Sison

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