Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

Political leaders rally to Marcos’ peace bid

December 5, 2023 Jester P. Manalastas 98 views

POLITICAL party leaders have signified their full support to the all encompassing peace initiative of the administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.‘s all-encompassing peace initiative.

A joint statement of the party leaders has been released stating their unanimous decision to support peace talks.

“As the united voice of the House of Representatives, representing all political parties, we collectively express our unwavering support for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s initiative for peace and national unity,” the joint statement read.

President Marcos’ pursuit of peace–“a historic move” according to the lawmakers–marks a “pivotal moment in our nation’s journey towards lasting peace and sustainable development.”

“President Marcos’s call for peace transcends political boundaries and speaks to the core of our shared values as Filipinos. It is a call for understanding, cooperation, and collective action towards a future where every citizen can live in harmony and prosperity,” the House leaders said.

Among those signatory of the statement are Senior Deputy Speaker and Pampanga Rep. Aurelio “Dong” Gonzales Jr.; Majority Leader and Zamboanga City Rep. Manuel Jose “Mannix” M. Dalipe, and Agusan del Norte Rep. Jose “Joboy” S. Aquino II of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats; Rizal Rep. Michael John R. Duavit, Ilocos Sur Rep. Kristine Singson-Meehan, and Quezon Rep. Mark Enverga of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC); Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, and Romblon Rep Eleandro Jesus “Budoy” Madrona of the Nacionalista Party (NP); Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte, Antipolo City Rep. Robbie Puno, and Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia of the National Unity Party (NUP); Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Zaldy Co, Bicol Saro Partylist Rep. Brian Raymund Yamsuan, and Barangay Health & Wellness (BHW) Partylist Rep. Angelica Natasha Co of the Partylist Coalition Foundation Inc. (PCFI); and Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco of the Partido Navoteño and a representative of other political parties in the House of Representatives.