Philippine Rebels to Resume Talks

Communist guerrillas in the Philippines have said they are willing to resume peace talks with the government after President Rodrigo Duterte revived the offer but they have reject any preconditions.

In 2016 Duterte campaigned on a promise to end the nearly 50-year Maoist rebellion, which has been the cause of over 40,000 deaths, but he abandoned peace talks in November, blaming repeated rebel attacks. Now, Duterte has invited Jose Maria Sison, a self-exiled Communist rebel leader, back to the country for “make or break” peace talks.

Reuters reports here.