Brgy. Robrero, Makilala, North Cotabato, (December 6, 2019) – Traumatized by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks that shook the province of North Cotabato to its core last October, residents of this laidback farming community are trying their best to cope with cold nights, cramped evacuation sites, water-borne diseases, and the concern of where to get their next meal. (more…)
GPH-MNLF Jikiri group coordinating committee convenes to discuss remaining commitments under 1996 FPA
MAKATI CITY (December 4, 2019) – The Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front – Jikiri Group (GPH-MNLF) coordinating committee convened here today in a bid to complete the remaining commitments under the 1996 GPH-MNLF Final Peace Agreement. (more…)
Inter-cabinet and Inter-governmental relation bodies meet to sustain momentum of normalization track
PASIG CITY, (28 November 2019) – The Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN) and the Joint Secretariat of Inter-Governmental Relations Body (IGRB) convened here today in separate meetings to discuss ways to accelerate the implementation of the normalization and political tracks of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). (more…)
KABANKALAN CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (26 November 2019)— As Negros Occidental celebrates its week of peace, residents decided to commemorate it with one of the key stakeholders of the local peace process – the KAPATIRAN. (more…)
Camp BGen SK Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao, (November 23, 2019) – Amidst the heavy downfall, 317 members of the Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) composed of representatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) completed their training here on Friday. (more…)
BAGUIO CITY, (23 November 2019) – The ongoing peace process between the national government and the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) is a testament of the successful implementation of localized peace engagements (LPE) under the Whole-Of-Nation approach. (more…)
Cotabato City (19 November 2019) – To further improve the delivery of high-quality, impact-driven projects to conflict-ridden communities in the country, the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) conducted a year-end assessment and planning meeting here today with implementing partners from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). (more…)
SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, November 8, 2019 – Major strides have been achieved in the Duterte Administration’s anti-insurgency efforts in Central Luzon following the mass surrender of New People’s Army (NPA) members due to the effective implementation of the Whole of Nation Approach under Executive Order 70 (EO 70). (more…)
QUEZON CITY (04 November 2019) – The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim government should develop the capacity to raise its revenue collections, and consequently, strengthen its fiscal autonomy so that it will not become too dependent on the annual Block Grant coming from the national government. (more…)
Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on some personalities behind the so-called MNLF peace and federalism forum in Zamboanga City
NOVEMBER 1, 2019 –We have received reports that certain individuals, posing as representatives of the national government, were planning to conduct a forum on the peace process and federalism to be participated in by members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) last October 30, 2019 in Zamboanga City.
To set the record straight, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has not authorized any of these personalities and/or their organizations to carry out such an activity.
The people behind this so-called peace forum in Zamboanga City are clearly misrepresenting the Philippine Government, the OIC and the MNLF, as stated in their letter request addressed to the City Government of Zamboanga.
We therefore support the call of Zamboanga City Mayor Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar for authorities to look on this matter and prevent further misrepresentation that can create misunderstanding, confusion and unnecessary public alarm.
In parallel, we would like to clarify issues over the engagements between the Government and the MNLF, particularly with the group of MNLF Founding Chairman Nur Misauri.
Under the Peace Agenda of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the government shall continue to engage MNLF Founding Chair Nur Misuari to complete the remaining commitments under the 1996 Final Peace Agreement by virtue of the Tripartite Review Process and the Bangsamoro Coordinating Forum (BCF) with the OIC.
In compliance with our peace agenda, OPAPP recently organized the GPH-MNLF Joint Peace Coordinating Committees (JPCC) in order to have continuous dialogue, coordination and collaboration with the MNLF in maintaining lasting and enduring peace in Mindanao, particularly in troubled Island of Sulu.
We are advising some quarters, particularly those who are not privy in the dialogues, to refrain from issuing premature statements that will derail the current peace efforts of the Duterte Administration. ###