As a way to solve long-running insurgency problem
TACLOBAN CITY- President Rodrigo Duterte’s former top aide, Christopher ‘Bong’ Go said that he is in favor of a localized peace talks.
Go said that its about time that insurgency problem in the country should come to its end and this could be achieve by having a peace talk with the local rebels.
He said that he find it depressing that soldiers are to die at the hands of rebel members who are Filipinos.
President Duterte had earlier cancelled a peace talk between the government and leaders of the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front (CPP-NDF) after he accused the communist group of staging attacks against state troops despite the ongoing peace talks.
But Go, who is seeking for a Senate seat in next year’s elections, said that he favors for a localized peace talks saying in particular that it could be done here in the region, particularly in Samar provinces where the insurgency problem remain active.
The former presidential aide, who was in the city to attend the fifth year anniversary on the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda,’ said that he would also push for more creation of ‘Malasakit Center’ to help the poor families who are in need of medical assistance.
Here in the region, Malasakit Centers have been established at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, based here in the city, and at the Southern Leyte Provincial Hospital in Maasin City.
Go also said that he would also support for the establishment of more evacuation centers which could be used by the people in the community during a disaster as their temporary shelters.
The senatorial aspirant also said that he would continue to help the administration’s campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)