Luis Jalandoni, senior adviser of the National Democratic Front, said Filipinos have to first experience the fruits of the negotiations between the government and the communists before peace can be achieved.
"Kasi ang stress niyan, magkaroon ng implementasyon kasi sa implementasyon, makikita ng taong bayan ang effects ng peace negotiations. Itong agreements sasabihin nandiyan na, ngayon ini-implement," said Jalandoni, who in October resigned as the chair of the NDF peace panel.
(People will see the effects of the peace negotiations once the items in these talks are enacted. The items agreed upon are set. It's a matter of implementing them.)
Representatives of the Philippine government and the NDF are in Rome, Italy for another round of peace negotiations.