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(L to R) Director Carlos Sol of the Combined Secretariat for the GPH CCCH and AHJAG. Police Director, DIPO for Western Mindanao, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Irene Santiago, Chair of Government Implementing Panel for the GPH-MILF Peace Accord and Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr., Commander of Western Mindanao Command at the Forum on GPH-MILF Peace Process held at Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on 26 April 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

Dabawenyos believe GPH-MILF peace process will likely to succeed

An online post by Mindanews on July 11 says that Dabawenyos believed the government’s peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will more likely succeed than that with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), results of a survey conducted by the University of Mindanao’s Institute of Popular Opinion said.

The survey administered on 1,200 respondents from May 17 to 26 found that 40 percent of them said they do not believe a “final peace agreement” with the NDFP will be achieved.

Thirty-eight percent said a “final peace agreement” with the MILF is not possible.

 “It was observed that there are more Dabawenyos who withhold conviction on the peace initiatives with the Moros than with NPAs. Perhaps, they are influenced by the gestures of the two camps. So far, no military engagements with Moro rebels were reported, this is in contravention with the NPA’s case,” the survey said according to Mindanews.

It added, “The MNLF/MILF perhaps are viewed as more serious groups relative to making peace 

UM-IPO director for quantitative studies Adriam Tamayo said the erosion of trust was more on the communists for their perceived inconsistencies in the peace process. (Source: Mindanews)

(L to R) Director Carlos Sol of the Combined Secretariat for the GPH CCCH and AHJAG. Police Director, DIPO for Western Mindanao, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Irene Santiago, Chair of the Government Implementing Panel for the GPH-MILF Peace Accord and Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, Jr., Commander of the Western Mindanao Command at the Forum on GPH-MILF Peace Process held at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao City on 26 April 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO