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  • Mindanao’s youth IP leaders pledge support to ‘Whole-Of-Nation’ Approach

    Mindanao’s youth IP leaders pledge support to ‘Whole-Of-Nation’ Approach

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (June 15, 2019) — Representatives to a gathering of young indigenous peoples (IP) leaders from across Mindanao threw their support behind the implementation of the Duterte Administration’s “Whole-Of-Nation” Approach under Executive Order No. 70.  […]

  • Mindanao’s IP youth leaders converge under Whole-Of-Nation Approach

    Mindanao’s IP youth leaders converge under Whole-Of-Nation Approach

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (June 13, 2019) — More than 200 IP youth leaders from across Mindanao gathered here Wednesday to attend the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Youth Peace Assembly. […]

  • Security sector is vital in peace talks—Colombian experts

    Security sector is vital in peace talks—Colombian experts

    QUEZON CITY, 18 May 2019 — Colombia’s success story in peace negotiations with communist insurgents was attributed to the participation of government security sector in the negotiating panel. Major General Carlos Alfonso Rojas, a retired army officer and government representative in the peace talks with the Colombian Communist Party, stressed the indispensability of the military in the negotiations. […]

  • Galvez urges retired army and police officers to support new peace panels

    Galvez urges retired army and police officers to support new peace panels

      CAMP AGUINALDO, April 29, 2019 — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. called on retired military and police officers to support the soon-to-be created peace panels that will be tasked to oversee the forthcoming engagements with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the localized dialogues with communist insurgents. […]

  • Statement of Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on the Brutal Murder of Two Higaunon Returnees

    Statement of Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on the Brutal Murder of Two Higaunon Returnees

    The so-called “protectors of the masses” have struck once again to viciously put an end to the lives of two of their former comrades who had recently returned to the folds of the law.  […]

  • Full medical attention being provided to Fernandez, wife – Galvez

    Full medical attention being provided to Fernandez, wife – Galvez

    March 29, 2019 – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. assured on Thursday that National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Francisco “Frank” Fernandez and his wife Cleofe Lagtapon are being given full medical attention following their arrest on March 24 in Liliw, Laguna. […]

  • 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 successful example of the localized peace engagements being advocated by the government.  […]

  • 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 units, sectoral groups, and the military, Armed of Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. said on Monday. […]

  • 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 panel that will supervise localized peace engagements, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday. […]

  • 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 the Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) and their families as part of its efforts to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace in the region. According to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. during his visit to Negros Occidental last March 8, the assistance package will include social protection programs, capacity development, livelihood and employment assistance, housing assistance and financial assistance to former combatants and their families. “We are committed to help former combatants in their transformation to productive and normal civilian lives. We want them to feel the dividends of peace,” he said. […]

  • 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 in trying to solve political disputes in the country. […]

  • 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.” […]

  • 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 [...]