Leaders of various religious organizations have expressed support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to resume peace talks with communist rebels.

The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP), the largest ecumenical formation of church leaders in the country, said it welcomed the recent statement of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza that the President had directed government negotiators to work on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).

In line with the United Nation’s Declaration of the International Day of Peace, the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) in collaboration with the College of the Holy Spirit (CHS) held its annual activity, the ‘MusiKapayapaan’. It was an afternoon of prayer, music, inspiration, camaraderie and solidarity to express the unity for the quest for just and lasting peace in the country. This was held last September 29, 2017 at the Veritas in Caritate Hall, College of the Holy Spirit.