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Never too late to Press for Sustainable Peace; The time for a Negotiated Political Settlement is now

A prompt response to the encounter in Al-Barka, Basilan by means of the established mechanisms of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) – such as the Joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (JCCCH) – is a critical measure of the strength of mind of the leadership of the GPH and the MILF to hasten the realization of a political settlement of the armed conflict in Mindanao.

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New GRP Peace Panel head buoys hope for an elusive peace in Mindanao

Dean Marvic Leonen’s  appointment augurs well with the ongoing peace talks between the GRP and the MILF. He brings with him not only  an impressive credential to the post, but more importantly, a solid experience, empathy and grounding on the issues and rights of the indigenous peoples, the upland communities, including those in Mindanao. His new post  also buoys up a lot of hope and raises high  expectations particularly from the peace and people’s movements  regarding the  prospects of the peace process in Mindanao.

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