#NoFilter: Peace talks happening at the 'best time'

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Posted at Oct 21 2016 12:11 AM

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The ongoing peace talks between the government and the National Democratic Front is happening at the "best time" since it is the first time that the Philippines has a president who openly says he is part of the left, a political analyst said. 

"You have a president who openly claims he is a left. He is a leftist, a president who paves for the left to be on his cabinet, who openly meets with the left at a drop of a hand," Professor Prospero De Vera said on ANC's #NoFilter.

For his part, Teddy Locsin Jr., said the pronouncements of Duterte on moving away from the United States is not just "something coming out of his head" but could be a "fundamental demand of the left."