If there is anyone who passionately dreams of — and works on —bringing about sustainable peace in the land, it is President Duterte. His judgment calls are directed towards this goal.

At the moment, he has clearly spoken on the directions we all in government should take. Let’s take guidance from these recent declarations.

As I always say, the road to just and lasting peace is not easy to traverse. There are humps and bumps, and curves and detours along the way. What is important is that we all stay the course.