In order to end the armed insurgency in the Philippines, the church leaders in the country called for resumption of peace talks between the government and communist rebels. The call was made at the end of a three-day ecumenical church leader’s summit on peace, which was organized by a network of Catholic and Protestant peace advocates. A statement titled “Peace is Possible” signed by His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro on behalf of the Catholic Bishops and Rev. Rex Reyes Jr. of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.

As reported by, The Armed Force of Philippines stated that “The AFP has time and again expressed its unequivocal support to all peace initiatives undertaken by our government past and present.” “Violence is intensifying and spilling over into communities through the Philippines and stories from the regions validated this fact.” stated church leader’s statement, as reported by

The main problem pointed out by the church leaders and the citizens in the present government is “Corruption” which makes the people in the country to stand against the government rooting the scenario into more violence.