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Afable Quits

Our kailiyan Silvestre Afable (first from left; you can read our first blog entry about him here) resigned as chair of the government peace panel which is undertaking peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). According to Newsbreak, Afable resigned because of “lack of support from the President“. Fr. Eliseo Mercado, a known Mindanao peace advocate, has been appointed to replace Afable.

Some reactions on Afable’s resignation:
Steve Rheault Kihara of the Canadian Embassy: ‚ÄúThat is regrettable. He was a key factor in the very real progress so far and he is deeply respected by both sides as well as by the international community.”

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