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Church leaders in the Philippines called on the government and communist rebels to come up with a more positive outcome when peace negotiations between the two sides resume early next month.

Mindanaoans lauded joyfully the resumption of the peace talks! They commit to support, accompany and own the peace talks and calls for the GRP-NDFP to keep on track of peace towards the resolution of the roots of the armed conflict to usher just and lasting peace.

RELIGIOUS leaders from the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (Pepp) and Sowing Seeds of Peace in Northern Mindanao were elated with the positive development on the back channel talks that concluded on Saturday at Utrecht, The Netherlands between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Despite the ongoing clashes on the ground between communist rebels and government soldiers, Presidential Peace Adviser Jess Dureza announced that the peace talks are set to resume.