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  • Galvez: Peace agreement with RPA-ABB, a model for localized peace engagements

    Galvez: Peace agreement with RPA-ABB, a model for localized peace engagements

    Jamindan, Capiz, March 26, 2019 -  Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. underscored on Tuesday that the government's agreement with the Rebolusyonaryong Partido Ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA-ABB-TPG) is a [...]

  • Whole-of-Nation approach to resolve decades of insurgency

    Whole-of-Nation approach to resolve decades of insurgency

    Jamindan, Capiz March 25, 2019 - Ending decades of communist insurgency and attaining inclusive and sustainable peace in the country can be achieved through the concerted efforts of national and local government agencies, local government [...]

  • GRP Panel to be reconstituted for holistic localized peace engagements

    GRP Panel to be reconstituted for holistic localized peace engagements

    PASIG CITY, March 20, 2019 - The termination of appointments of the members of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) Negotiating Panel will pave the way for the creation of an inclusive [...]

  • OPAPP to provide assistance to RPA-ABB members and former NPA rebels

    OPAPP to provide assistance to RPA-ABB members and former NPA rebels

    Bacolod City, March 16, 2019 - The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) will be providing around Php 500 million worth of livelihood and social protection assistance to former members of [...]

  • Galvez officially assumes as Presidential Peace Adviser

    Galvez officially assumes as Presidential Peace Adviser

    PASIG CITY, December 21, 2018 -- Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., who officially assumed as the new Presidential Peace Adviser on Thursday, said his experiences in armed conflict have made him more determined to choose peace [...]

  • 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 [...]