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Arroyo changes focus of peace talks
Babel-Fish | August 21, 2008 at 03:50 pmby
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MANILA -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday said her administration is still committed to pursue peace as they are not waging a war against the Muslim community.
"These recent developments in the south lead to a change in the basic premise of our peace efforts. The focus of our talks shall shift from armed groups to the community. The parameters governing our negotiations shall be a balance between constitutionality and public sentiment," she said.