“FVR’s six paths to peace can be a strong basis to achieve long term peace under Duterte administration.” – Honasan
Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II urged Malacanang to study the policies implemented by former President Fidel V. Ramos in attaining lasting peace with secessionists, communists and other rebel groups.
The call was made by Honasan after President Rodrigo Duterte clearly articulated in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he wants to end the long decades of armed struggle under his administration.
Honasan who is now the Chairman of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security said that the Duterte administration can benefit from FVR’s formula for peace which is a comprehensive, national and long term framework that addresses the root causes of rebellion in our country.
“When it comes to national peace policies, to me it should be a clear sense of long term policy. Those implemented by former President Ramos resulted in six years of uninterrupted political stability and a tiger economy,” Honasan said.
Under his watch, President Ramos created the National Unification Commission (NUC) which was chaired by the late Atty. Haydee Yorac. Part of the peacekeeping strategy was the completion of a study entitled “Six Paths to Peace” that was used in building a positive climate for peace.
“The Six Paths to Peace had a clear sense of direction but it needs to be restudied, retooled and upgraded since it has been more than 20 years since it was implemented,” Honasan said.
“To my knowledge, no other administration after President Ramos has had that record. An updated version of Ramos peace framework coupled with the popular support that President Digong enjoys can be a favorable combination for the peace talks to succeed,” Honasan added.