Rappler Talk: Activists in Malacañang? Joma on Left's role in Duterte gov't
MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talked to Jose Maria "Joma" Sison, the exiled founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, about the renewed peace process between communist rebels and the government, and the participation of the Philippine Left in the incoming Duterte administration. (READ: Joma: Left welcomes Duterte offers of Cabinet posts)
Sison, now 77, stayed abroad since 1987. He fled to Europe to seek asylum as a political refugee soon after peace talks failed.
Prospects for the resumption of the talks resurfaced during the campaign season after Sison and Duterte, in a chat via Skype, agreed to observe a ceasefire between government and the New People's Army if Duterte wins. They now seem brighter as Sison welcomed the nominees who will steer the government’s side of the talks.
Watch the interview here. – Rappler.com