In her “basic” understanding, she believes that no member of her community would want to join an armed group, be it the Armed Forces of the Philippines or the NPA, “if people are given their due.”
The “charm” of Charmaine, starts with her explanation as to how she got her nickname “XX” (eks-eks). It is now known to everybody she met and will meet in the future. It is also known to everyone that along with the unassuming charm of XX that draws poeple in, comes an unmistakably very serious peace work that holds them together.
Women should be more involved in peace work on the aspect of participation in decision making processes, particularly in integrating women concerns and protection in the peace and development plans.