New peace panel to give ‘fresh hope’ amid armed conflict in PH — Galvez

MANILA, Philippines --- The new peace panel will oversee localized peace agreements and provide "fresh hope" amid the decades-long armed conflict in the country, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez said Monday. Galvez made the statement following President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement on Saturday that he is mulling to form a new peace panel which would negotiate with communist rebels. "Through the formulation of the new panel, the government will be directly engaging the people on the ground to address the fundamentals of the problem," Galvez said in a statement. Galvez added that the new peace panel will serve as an "adviser for local peace dialogues through the establi...

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