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Peace is coming

I am basically an optimistic person. I see the glass half-full. Where others see problems, I see opportunities. When I was in the legislature, I always viewed public service as a chance to do something good rather than be petrified by the enormous challenges of governing.

GPH, NDF peace talks under way

The Philippine government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF), political arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA), started to hammer out initial agreements on the panel and committee levels, spurred on by a shared commitment to fast track negotiations for signing of a peace accord within nine to 12 months.

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