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NDF welcomes Duterte’s ceasefire, Sison vows ‘positive response’

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines has vowed "a positive response" to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People's Army.

In a statement shortly after Duterte declared the government's ceasefire, NDF chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison said he welcomed the Chief Executive's announcement.

"I welcome President Duterte's announcement of unilateral ceasefire of the AFP and PNP in relation to the NPA. Within the hour, the NDFP will issue a positive response," Sison said.

"We share with President Duterte the determination to resume the formal talks and work for a just and lasting peace," he added. —NB, GMA News