Tuesday, August 5, 2014
VP BINAY OPTIMISTIC ON RESUMPTION OF STALLED PEACE TALKS WITH REDS
MANILA-Vice President Jejomar C. Binay has expressed optimism the release of four policemen abducted by the New People's Army after a raid on a police station in Agusan del Norte will lead to a resumption of stalled peace negotiations.
Binay described it as a "good gesture," and broached the possibility of peace talks between government and the National Democratic Front gaining ground.
"It paved the way for the continuation of the peace talks," Binay said.
Binay was also asked by local reporters in Butuan City if he would have been willing to go to Kitcharao where the rebels released the policemen.
"Sanay naman tayong makipaglaban sa mga coup. Nine-nerbiyos din ho ako pero ang sinasabi ko na lamang ho ang trabaho ho namin merong professional risks," Binay answered.
The Vice President was in the city to award land titles to residents who were able to fully pay their obligations under the Community Mortgage Program of the Socialized Housing Finance Corporation.
Binay is also set to inaugurate Senior Citizens Centers across Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur over the weekend.
On Sunday, he will inaugurate the National Housing Authority Talacogon Tribal Village in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.
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