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  • Dureza lauds Mindanao business community for economic progress in the region

    Dureza lauds Mindanao business community for economic progress in the region

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, October 25, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza lauded the Mindanao business community for its role in the island region’s “amazing transformation.” In a letter read for him by [...]

  • Dureza: Lumad can play a key role in peacebuilding

    Dureza: Lumad can play a key role in peacebuilding

    MARILOG DISTRICT, DAVAO CITY, October 25, 2018 -- Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza highlighted the crucial role of local tribal members in peacebuilding, particularly in resolving situations of conflict in their communities. “You should use [...]

  • Dureza stresses importance of inclusivity in peace, dev’t projects

    Dureza stresses importance of inclusivity in peace, dev’t projects

    PASIG CITY, September 19, 2018 - Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today emphasized the need for peace and development programs to benefit not just a few people but the entire community. “It is very [...]

  • Dureza: Door to talks with Reds still ‘wide open’

    Dureza: Door to talks with Reds still ‘wide open’

    QUEZON CITY, September 12, 2018 -- Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza today assured the members of the House of Representatives that the government will remain open to the resumption of talks with the communists. During [...]

  • Dureza: Peace table now wide open for all

    Dureza: Peace table now wide open for all

    DAVAO CITY, September 2, 2018 — “The peace table is now wide open for everybody.” This was declared by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza during the launch of National Peace Consciousness Month at the Rizal [...]

  • Dureza urges Surigao del Norte rebels to return to civilian life

    Dureza urges Surigao del Norte rebels to return to civilian life

    Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, August 28, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today urged local rebels here to stop fighting so that development can continue in the area. “Ang gusto ng ating Presidente [...]

  • Dureza lauds DAP’S planned course on peace

    Dureza lauds DAP’S planned course on peace

    PASIG CITY, August 15, 2018 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza today discussed ways to promote peace and development in Mindanao at the ‘Kartilya’ forum organized by the Development Academy of the [...]

  • Sorsogon’s seaweed farming industry on verge of revival

    Sorsogon’s seaweed farming industry on verge of revival

    SORSOGON CITY, July 28, 2018 — Cherry Legaspi can vividly recall when the Province of Sorsogon made a name for itself as one of the biggest seaweed producers in the region back in the day. Working at the Office of the [...]

  • Dureza: Gov’t still open to peace talks with NDFP

    Dureza: Gov’t still open to peace talks with NDFP

    HAGONOY, DAVAO DEL SUR (JULY 5, 2018) --- “The doors for peace negotiations with the communist rebels are still open.” This was the announcement made by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G.  Dureza during the celebration [...]

  • Dureza talks peace with Filipinos in New York

    Dureza talks peace with Filipinos in New York

    MANILA, April 27, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza showcased the inclusive approach of the government in peacebuilding during a briefing with the Filipino community at the Philippine Consulate in New York City [...]

  • Carmen leads the way in Balik Baril Program implementation

    Carmen leads the way in Balik Baril Program implementation

    Carmen, North Cotabato, April 19, 2018 — The municipal government of Carmen handed over more than 100 high-powered loose firearms to the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, leading the rest of the province [...]

  • Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    DAVAO CITY, April 16, 2018 — “We must work peace by piece.” This was how Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza described government’s peacebuilding strategy, which has been the key in effectively dealing with the various [...]

  • Dureza: Duterte determined to bring peace to the country

    Dureza: Duterte determined to bring peace to the country

    MANILA, April 12, 2018 —  President Rodrigo Duterte’s determination to end the decades-old insurgency in the country is the key factor in opening up the talks with the Reds, the presidential adviser on the peace process said. In [...]

  • Dureza: Approach peace process with optimism

    Dureza: Approach peace process with optimism

    DAVAO CITY, April 10, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza yesterday underscored the importance of optimism in working on the peace process after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the resumption of talks with the communist [...]

  • Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    GUIMBAL, ILOILO, 06 April 2018 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza yesterday encouraged Guimbalanons to embrace the varying historical roots and cultures of the Filipinos as he gave the keynote message in this [...]

  • Dureza optimistic Reds will reciprocate offer of peace talks

    Dureza optimistic Reds will reciprocate offer of peace talks

    ILOILO CITY, APRIL 5, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza today expressed confidence that communist rebels will agree to the resumption of peace talks after President Rodrigo Duterte offered "another last chance" to forge [...]

  • Dureza pushes for resolution of IPs’ ancestral domain issues

    Dureza pushes for resolution of IPs’ ancestral domain issues

    BUTUAN CITY, March 26, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza today urged concerned government agencies to work closely together and address issues related to the approved Certificates of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADTs) within the [...]

  • Use “community-based approach” in peace-building – Sec. Dureza

    Use “community-based approach” in peace-building – Sec. Dureza

    DAVAO CITY---“Fire the gun only when it is necessary. But keep it quiet when there is a way to peacefully engage them.” This was the challenge given by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza to [...]

  • OPAPP inaugurates PAMANA projects in Surigao del Sur

    OPAPP inaugurates PAMANA projects in Surigao del Sur

    The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process with PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) implementing agencies, led the inauguration of three projects in Surigao Del Sur recently. Connecting communities by enriching lives and [...]

  • Behind the scenes and beyond means: construing the legacy of the peace process

    Behind the scenes and beyond means: construing the legacy of the peace process

    Neither the swelling heat nor the crowded covered court can dampen the jovial mood of thousands of Laua-anons in Antique in celebration of their town’s 103rd founding anniversary and 13th Pahinis Festival. The buoyant cheers [...]