"The AFP have noted with elation and optimism this breakthrough in the peace negotiations.
"It is a laudable move on the part of the CPP-NPA-NDF to respond positively to President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of reimposition of the Ceasefire "for as long as necessary" to attain lasting peace in the land.
"The AFP under the leadership of General Ricardo Visaya will continue to uphold the letter and spirit of the ceasefire declaration of the Commander-in-Chief. The nation can rely on every soldier, sailor, marines, and airmen to help provide an environment conducive to peace so that the negotiators from both panels can work under the climate of trust and the prospect of reconciliation." (End of Statement)