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  • Whole-Of-Nation Approach gains ground in Davao del Norte

    Whole-Of-Nation Approach gains ground in Davao del Norte

    ASUNCION, DAVAO DEL NORTE – For more than a year, 26-year-old “Crisna” (not her real name) spent many sleepless nights roaming the highlands of Agusan on foot, making sure to stay away from the watchful eye of the military regiment operating in the area. […]

  • Bulacan steps up efforts to counter Reds’ recruitment efforts

    Bulacan steps up efforts to counter Reds’ recruitment efforts

    MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN (08 August 2019)— In support of the nation’s continuing fight against the communist insurgency, police and local government officials in Bulacan are adopting a multi-stakeholder approach that targets vulnerable sectors of the community. […]

  • Compostella Valley, Davao del Norte implement Whole-of-Nation Approach in dealing with CPP-NPA

    Compostella Valley, Davao del Norte implement Whole-of-Nation Approach in dealing with CPP-NPA

    PASIG CITY, 01 August 2019 — Provincial local government units in the Davao region attested how undergoing a paradigm shift have helped them to effectively implement the “Whole-of-Nation Approach” in addressing the communist insurgency in their respective areas. […]

  • Gov’t, RPA/ABB sign peace deal annex, condemn NPA atrocities

    Gov’t, RPA/ABB sign peace deal annex, condemn NPA atrocities

    CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY JULY 25, 2019 — In the face of continued armed threats coming from former comrades, members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG) or KAPATIRAN have reaffirmed their unequivocal commitment to peace.  […]

  • Bangsamoro Government vows full support for Duterte Administration’s EO 70

    Bangsamoro Government vows full support for Duterte Administration’s EO 70

    CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, (July 19, 2019) – Top officials of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) and the local chief executives of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) have thrown their full support behind President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70 which institutionalizes the Whole-of-Nation in fighting the communist insurgency in the country.  […]

  • Central Luzon declares Reds ‘persona non grata’

    Central Luzon declares Reds ‘persona non grata’

    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA (13 July 2019) — The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) III has declared the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as ‘Persona Non Grata’ in Central Luzon.  […]

  • OPAPP, 7ID unite efforts to address insurgency in Region III

    OPAPP, 7ID unite efforts to address insurgency in Region III

    SANTA ROSA, NUEVA ECIJA (June 22, 2019) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 7th Infantry Division (7ID) have begun identifying areas for collaboration to fast-track the implementation of the Whole-of-Nation Approach under EO 70 in Region III.   […]

  • 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 [...]