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President insists on PH as peace talks venue

/ 05:46 AM June 20, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Tuesday that peace talks between the government and communist rebels should be held in the Philippines and not in a foreign country.

A day after exiled communist leader Jose Maria Sison warned that peace talks were doomed to fail if these were held here, the President said he did not want the talks to be held elsewhere.

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“Why should I talk outside? We are talking about our country, my country, their country… And why do we need to talk outside?” the President said. —Julie M. Aurelio

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