Chapter 10

Larry Panhay

Larry Panhay is a soldier for the Philippine Army’s regional division in Davao Oriental. He shared me his thoughts on using dialogue as a weapon and a means to achieve peace. Talking rebels into joining society again, the army’s Rebel Reentry Program is a non-violent approach to ending the region’s conflict. Larry assured me it’s heartbreaking for him to have to combat other Filipinos, but such is the situation right now. If only his and his family’s financial circumstances wouldn’t have forced him into such a lucrative job as a soldier.