This March 24, 1997 photo shows Jose Maria Sison (L) and Philippines House Speaker Jose de Venecia (R) in a hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during a visit. AFP / ANP / COR MULDER
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The leader of the Philippines' communist insurgency will be welcome to return home after nearly three decades in exile and participate in peace talks, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has said.Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison wrote in a Facebook post last week he hoped to come home following the landslide May 9 election win of Duterte, with whom he has maintained ties while living in the Netherlands.Duterte previously said late Sunday that Sison's return to the Philippines would be important in helping to end the rebellion.Duterte also said communist figures would be considered for cabinet posts.Duterte is due to be sworn into office on June 30 .
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