Duterte cancels appointment of Bello, 4 others as gov’t peace negotiators
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the appointment of government peace negotiators following the collapse of the peace talks with the communist rebels.
Duterte signed the termination paper of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III as Chairman of the government’s peace negotiating panel for talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
Duterte also terminated the appointment of Rene Sarmiento, Antonio Arellano, Angela Librado-Trinidad, and Hernanni Braganza as members of the peace panel.
Duterte signed their termination papers on March 18.
The President signed un November 2017 Proclamation 360, termintaing the talks with the communist rebels.
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