Gov’t will negotiate with rebels only if they put down their guns- PGMA

“We are committed to the peace process but will not negotiate with a gun pointed at our heads.”

Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stressed during her recent to the troops in Iligan city.

“We are committed to do everything possible to bring lasting peace to Mindanao and end 40 years of fighting that has killed more than 120,000 people,” she added.

However, she stressed that we will not negotiate with a gun pointed at our heads. Innocent civilians should not be terrorized for crass political gains.

“We can start the dialogue only when the area is secure and our people are safe because of your efforts,” the President said. (PIA/Bohol)

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