A statement released by Presidential Peace Adviser (PPA) on the Peace Process Jesus Jess Dureza on Sunday was greeted by confused reactions. This statement was about the previous attacks allegedly performed by CPP/NPA/NDF forces towards Mindanao.
“There are several recent serious offensives in Mindanao and elsewhere in the country allegedly done by CPP/NPA/NDF forces that fuel the public’s doubt on whether it is still worthwhile to continue the peace negotiations with them”
“Targets of the intensified NPA offensives were not only government forces but innocent civilians and private properties. This is a blatant violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHR-IHL), which the CPP/NPA/NDF signed and committed to uphold and respect.”
“Overall, this disrupts the conducive and enabling environment in peace making and peace building”
“We are now awaiting further validation of these recent incidents and will continue to assess and observe the unfolding events. Then we will undertake the corresponding and appropriate steps to deal decisively with the situation.”