Senatorial Candidate Raffy Alunan (#3) : We cannot quit. We all have got to work for the future of succeeding generations.

Senatorial Candidate Raffy Alunan (#3) posted this on his Facebook Page:

I Remember.

When I was tasked by President Fidel V. Ramos to back channel with rebel leaders from the MNLF and MILF, RAM-SFP-YOU and the CPP-NDF-NPA, I personally spoke to Greg Honasan, Nur Misuari and Conrado Balweg in their safe areas.

The message: We've shed precious Filipino blood. Let's stop the fighting and the killing. Get out of the underground and join the mainstream. Let us build our nation together for future generations.

I also managed to talk to local MNLF commanders, CPP-NDF-NPA cadres (both active in the field and incarcerated leaders like Satur Ocampo, Rolly Kintanar and Ric Reyes in Fort Bonifacio), and members of the MILF Executive Council in Cotabato City when my sojourn to Camp Abubakar to talk to Hashim Salamat was scrubbed by rain.

Eventually, peace agreements were forged with the RAM-SFP-YOU and the MNLF although the government's deliverables to the latter have yet to be fully fulfilled. Peace remains a work-in-progress in various parts of the country with the MILF and the CPP-NPA-NDF. It boils down to having good government and being a just society.

We cannot quit. We all have got to work for the future of succeeding generations.

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