INTRODUCTION
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  • Peace agreement dev’t projects to benefit communities in Lanao del Norte

    Peace agreement dev’t projects to benefit communities in Lanao del Norte

    MUNAI, Lanao Del Norte (12 June 2019) – Socio-economic development projects under the Normalization Program of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro will not only benefit the camp of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) here but also the adjacent communities, said Abdullah Macapaar, a parliament member of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), known as MIILF’s Commander Bravo. […]

  • Gov’t Panel Preps MILF Camps for Normalization

    Gov’t Panel Preps MILF Camps for Normalization

    BUTIG, Lanao del Sur (11 June 2019) – Members of the Government Implementing Panel have begun their camp visits and “conversations” in the six camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in preparation for the implementation of the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) this year. […]

  • Marawi’s rehabilitation program puts a premium on cultural sensitivity, human rights

    Marawi’s rehabilitation program puts a premium on cultural sensitivity, human rights

    MARAWI CITY, June 7, 2019 –  The ongoing government’s rehabilitation program for Marawi puts a premium on cultural sensitivity and human rights. […]

  • Muslims, Christians celebrate Eid’l Fitr at MILF’s Camp Bilal

    Muslims, Christians celebrate Eid’l Fitr at MILF’s Camp Bilal

    MUNAI, Lanao del Norte, June 6, 2019 – Residents of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Bilal shared a meal with Christian visitors in the spirit of interfaith unity as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, the culmination of the month-long observance of Ramadan Wednesday. […]

  • GPH, MILF ceasefire bodies ink memorandum for peaceful and credible elections 

    GPH, MILF ceasefire bodies ink memorandum for peaceful and credible elections 

    COTABATO CITY (8 May 2019) – Representatives of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to the Coordinating Committees on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) signed today a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding on “ceasefire-related functions” for the upcoming May 13, 2019 national and local elections. […]

  • Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan
  • Galvez leads visit of DBP President, agri investor to MILF’s Camp Bilal

    Galvez leads visit of DBP President, agri investor to MILF’s Camp Bilal

    MUNAI, Lanao del Norte, May 4, 2019 – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. brought a top official of a government financial institution, private investor, as well as non-government organization (NGO) to the hinterland Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Camp Bilal under the command of Hadji Abdullah G. Makapaar, popularly known as Commander Bravo, to discuss economic opportunities for residents in the area. […]

  • President Duterte signs Executive Order on Normalization

    President Duterte signs Executive Order on Normalization

    MALACAÑANG PALACE, MANILA (APRIL 30, 2019) — In another historic move, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. 79 or the Annex on Normalization under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). […]

  • GPH, MILF Implementing Panels reaffirm commitment for the full implementation of the CAB

    GPH, MILF Implementing Panels reaffirm commitment for the full implementation of the CAB

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 30, 2019 – Members of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panels reaffirmed their commitment to fully implement the five-year-old Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) and other signed peace pacts in a special meeting here Monday, April 29. […]

  • GPH-MILF Peace Implementing Panel Joint Statement

    GPH-MILF Peace Implementing Panel Joint Statement

    DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT HERE GPH-MILF Joint Statement-29 Apr 2019 by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on Scribd

  • 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. […]

  • OPAPP, TJRC, Swiss gov’t discuss transitional justice and reconciliation implementation

    OPAPP, TJRC, Swiss gov’t discuss transitional justice and reconciliation implementation

    PASIG CITY, 27 April 2019 – Transitional justice and reconciliation took center stage during a  meeting attended by Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr., Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines Andrea Reichlin and Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Chair Mo Bleeker as they talked about future initiatives that could be jointly implemented by their respective organizations to help heal the wounds caused by armed conflict and address historical injustices committed against the Bangsamoro people.  […]

  • Galvez: Help transform MILF fighters into agents of peace and development

    Galvez: Help transform MILF fighters into agents of peace and development

    ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY, DAVAO CITY (APRIL 26, 2019) — Transforming former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants into agents of peace and development will be the key in the successful implementation of the Normalization track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).  […]

  • Groundwork for decommissioning of MILF forces, weapons, communities readied

    Groundwork for decommissioning of MILF forces, weapons, communities readied

    CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, April 24, 2019 – Top military and police officials together with front and base commanders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) gathered here last Tuesday in a security and socio-economic forum to lay down the groundwork for the smooth implementation of the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). […]

  • Galvez to BARMM police: Help in the transformation of Moro combatants

    Galvez to BARMM police: Help in the transformation of Moro combatants

    PARANG, MAGUINDANAO, April 17 2019 – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. urged top police officials of the newly-established Bangsamoro autonomous region to help create a more conducive environment for the smooth implementation of the Normalization track of the Bangsamoro peace agreement. […]

  • Putting weapons beyond use: Former fighters and their families now ready for decommissioning

    Putting weapons beyond use: Former fighters and their families now ready for decommissioning

    Babu Psung, 60, from Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao, was among the hundreds of Bangsamoro residents who witnessed the inauguration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao yesterday. She is the wife of a grizzled MILF combatant. […]

  • PRRD leads BARRM inauguration

    PRRD leads BARRM inauguration

    COTABATO CITY, March 29, 2019 – With a bang of a gong, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Friday officially inaugurated the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) inside the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex. […]

  • Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr on the Inauguration of the Bangsamoro Parliament

    Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr on the Inauguration of the Bangsamoro Parliament

    Five years after the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the Moro and non-Moro people in the new autonomous region are now gradually enjoying the peace dividends from the said agreement. […]

  • Galvez to Bangsamoro communities in the Metro: “BARMM is for everyone”

    Galvez to Bangsamoro communities in the Metro: “BARMM is for everyone”

    QUEZON CITY, March 20, 2019 – The beauty of the newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) lies in its principle of inclusiveness and goal of serving the best interests of the Moro people regardless of where they are residing in the country. […]

  • BARMM women converge, craft Bangsamoro Women’s Agenda

    BARMM women converge, craft Bangsamoro Women’s Agenda

    COTABATO CITY, March 16, 2019 — Close to 400 women leaders and sectoral representatives gathered in Cotabato City on Wednesday to participate in the first Women Stakeholders’ Regional Forum and take part in the crafting of a comprehensive Women’s Development Agenda. The event was in celebration of the National Women’s Month with the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women.” […]

  • Economic experts to help in the BARMM

    Economic experts to help in the BARMM

    MAKATI CITY, March 8, 2019 – The community of finance and economics experts expressed strong support and commitment to help in the transition of the newly installed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “We look forward on working closely with the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) in the next few months as we firm up FEF and Philippine Center on Islam and Democracy’s (PCID) Program of Support throughout the three-year transition period,” FEF Fellow and former Finance Secretary Gary Teves said during the Foundation for Economic Forum (FEF) Fellows Meeting held here on Wednesday. […]

  • Full implementation of the MILF Normalization Process underway

    Full implementation of the MILF Normalization Process underway

    PASIG CITY, March 8, 2019 — The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) are working on the formulation of the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the proposed Executive Order on the Normalization Track under the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. said both sides are working double time to ensure the successful implementation of the programs under the Normalization Track of the peace agreement. […]

  • BARMM residents to benefit from Japan, UN projects

    BARMM residents to benefit from Japan, UN projects

    PASIG CITY, March 7, 2019 — Residents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will have greater access to safe and reliable water supply as well as acquire new knowledge and skills on food production and security through new projects signed here on Wednesday. […]

  • Good governance will reign in BARMM

    Good governance will reign in BARMM

    COTABATO CITY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – The leadership of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), the interim government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), promised to deliver good governance in the new Bangsamoro government following their assumption into office on Tuesday. […]

  • From ARMM to BARMM: Transition government to be the voice of Bangsamoro aspirations

    From ARMM to BARMM: Transition government to be the voice of Bangsamoro aspirations

    Malacañan Palace, February 24, 2019 – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. emphasized that the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) will provide the Bangsamoro people an opportunity to achieve their long-held aspirations. “Through the BTA, the Bangsamoro people shall have stronger voice and have the power to chart their own course of development,” he said in his message during the ceremonial confirmation of Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite canvass results and oath-taking of the members of the BTA held in Malacañan Palace. […]

  • Tan: “Give MILF a chance”

    Tan: “Give MILF a chance”

    PASIG CITY, February 15, 2019 — “Sana pagbigyan ng tao, followers, and politicians ang Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) kasi this [Bangsamoro Organic  Law] is a chance of a lifetime,” Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Nabil Tan appealed during an interview with a media network yesterday in this city. (We hope that the public, followers, and politicians would give MILF a chance because Bangsamoro Organic Law is once in a lifetime) […]

  • North Cotabato LGU, stakeholders support BOL

    North Cotabato LGU, stakeholders support BOL

    NORTH COTABATO (February 5, 2019) – “Alam po ninyo na mahal namin kayo, at dahil mahal namin kayo, we will set you free.” (You all know that we love you, and because we love you, we will set you free.) This was North Cotabato Board Member Atty. Roland Jungco’s message during the Multistakeholder Forum on Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) held at Southern Christian College Gymnasium, Midsayap on February 2, 2019, only four days before the conduct of the second round of plebiscite for some areas in North Cotabato and Lanao del Norte come February 6, 2019. […]

  • Northern Lanao commits support to the Bangsamoro law

    Northern Lanao commits support to the Bangsamoro law

    KAPATAGAN, LANAO DEL NORTE, 04 February 2019 – The people of Lanao del Norte affirmed their support for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) two days before the conduct of the plebiscite in this province. A resounding “yes” thundered in the municipal gym here with thousands of constituents attending the Peace Assembly on the BOL held today. […]

  • Galvez urges Lanao leaders to protect BOL’s plebiscite

    Galvez urges Lanao leaders to protect BOL’s plebiscite

    ILIGAN CITY, February 2, 2019 – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on Saturday urged local leaders of the province of Lanao del Norte to protect the integrity of the plebiscite for the inclusion of the six towns in the future Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) scheduled on February 6. “I ask everyone to help ensure a peaceful and orderly conduct of plebiscite on February 6, 2019,” he told mayors and village chiefs during the information drive of the BOL here. […]

  • Forum for Peace continues in Lanao del Norte

    Forum for Peace continues in Lanao del Norte

    LANAO DEL NORTE (January 26, 2019) – “Ang trabaho sa OPAPP is to bridge peace and bridge relationship… Mamotar man ta og Yes or No, unsa may mudaog, Pilipino gihapon ta,” Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Assistant Secretary Dickson P. Hermoso said in his welcome address during the Multistakeholder Forum on BOL at the Mindanao State University (MSU) Gymnasium in Maigo, Lanao del Norte last January 24. […]