Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye re: US role
Manila (26 April) -- The United States is an important ally and friend of the Philippines and it plays a key role in promoting peace and security in our country and around the world, but it is up to the people and government of the US to determine what role they should play in Iraq or any other nation.
Re GRP-MILF Peace Talks
The President or the National Cabinet Cluster did not make any decisions on the substantive issues of the GRP-MILF Peace Talks in our meeting of April 24, 2007.
Several scenarios in the negotiation were discussed and noted.
The Peace Panel of the Government was instructed to conduct more studies and consultations.
We are confident that the talks will resume after the May 14 elections. (OPS) [top]