The peace talks between the national government and National Democratic Front (NDF) have been intermittent since 1986. In June this year, Duterte said no peace talks can ever succeed, unless NPA stops attacking state forces and civilians.
Phil President Duterte admitted that his previous remarks about his potential vice presidential run are part of “political posturing.”
He reiterated that he would still wait for the announcement of House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin Romualdez who might also join the 2022 vice presidential race.
In a speech during the inauguration of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project, Duterte expressed hope that the next President would also go after officials involved in anomalous biddings for infrastructure projects by the district engineering offices of the DPWH.
While the Office of the President will not dissuade individuals and groups, including left-leaning ones, in initiating an impeachment case against a sitting president, Panelo said: "As a friendly advice, we suggest that these people first conduct a reality check to avoid embarrassment."