INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE OF THE PEACE PROCESS
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  • Mindanao religious leaders rally behind ‘Document on Human Fraternity’ in the wake of suicide bombings in Sulu

    Mindanao religious leaders rally behind ‘Document on Human Fraternity’ in the wake of suicide bombings in Sulu

    ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY, DAVAO CITY (AUGUST 14, 2019) – “In the name of innocent human life that God has forbidden to kill, affirming that whoever kills a person is like one who kills humanity, and that whoever saves a person is like the one who saves humanity.” […]

  • Decommissioning of 40,000 MILF combatants to encourage other armed groups to follow

    Decommissioning of 40,000 MILF combatants to encourage other armed groups to follow

    MANILA, August 14, 2019 – The successful decommissioning of 40,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants could encourage other armed groups in Mindanao to turn in their weapons and return to the folds of the law, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez. […]

  • Eid’l Adha: A celebration of peace, reconciliation and unity amidst diversity

    Eid’l Adha: A celebration of peace, reconciliation and unity amidst diversity

    BUTIG, LANAO DEL SUR (AUGUST 13, 2019) – The call for peace, reconciliation and solidarity reverberated across this hinterland community and other parts of Mindanao as members of the Muslim faith celebrated Eid’l Adha. […]

  • OPAPP, DSWD forge agreement to provide socio-economic packages to former MILF combatants

    OPAPP, DSWD forge agreement to provide socio-economic packages to former MILF combatants

    TAGUIG CITY, (10 August 2019) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  signed Friday a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) through which socioeconomic packages will be provided to soon-to-be decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants. The assistance packages will be given under the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). […]

  • OPAPP, DBP ink MOU to manage fund support for poor conflict-affected areas

    OPAPP, DBP ink MOU to manage fund support for poor conflict-affected areas

    MAKATI CITY, August 10, 2019 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) signed Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable OPAPP to further enhance the delivery of its socio-economic interventions to underdeveloped, conflict-affected areas across the country. […]

  • Bangsamoro gov’t and LGUs unite against violent extremism

    Bangsamoro gov’t and LGUs unite against violent extremism

    PASAY CITY, (August 09, 2019) — Local government units in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will play a crucial role in preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE) in their communities. […]

  • JPST: Transforming former warriors into catalysts of peace and development

    JPST: Transforming former warriors into catalysts of peace and development

    CAMP LUCERO, CARMEN, NORTH COTABATO (AUGUST 2, 2019) — Under the bristling heat of the noonday sun, more than 200 men stood in perfect formation in the grounds of this sprawling military facility. […]

  • Training for joint GPH-MILF peacekeeping force kicks off

    Training for joint GPH-MILF peacekeeping force kicks off

    CAMP LUCERO, CARMEN, NORTH COTABATO (AUGUST 1, 2019) – Around 225 members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) will kick off their basic military training Thursday to capacitate them as members of Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST). […]

  • Inter-cabinet body meets in BARMM as Normalization Track gathers steam

    Inter-cabinet body meets in BARMM as Normalization Track gathers steam

    CAMP SIONCO, MAGUINDANAO (JULY 26, 2019) — In a bid to synchronize efforts of the Government of the Philippines and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) interim government in the implementation of the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN) held its second meeting yesterday in this municipality.  […]

  • DAP, OPAPP ink MOA to assist in BARMM’s transition period

    DAP, OPAPP ink MOA to assist in BARMM’s transition period

    COTABATO CITY, July 26, 2019 – The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) has signed a memorandum of agreement ( MOA) with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Thursday as part of the national government’s commitment to assist in the transition period of the newly-established Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). […]

  • GPH Implementing Panel makes historic visit to MILF’s Camp Rajamuda

    GPH Implementing Panel makes historic visit to MILF’s Camp Rajamuda

    CAMP RAJAMUDA, PIKIT, NORTH COTABATO (July 25, 2019) – Government of the Philippines (GPH) Implementing Panel members arrived at this Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camp Tuesday, 19 years after the Estrada Administration’s all-out-war against the MILF. […]

  • Nat’l agencies gear up for Normalization Track implementation

    Nat’l agencies gear up for Normalization Track implementation

    QUEZON CITY, 17 July 2019 – There is a need to look back and reflect on the lessons of the past in order to bring long-lasting peace, justice and unity in the Bangsamoro. […]

  • 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.  […]

  • Ceasefire mechanisms crucial in Bangsamoro peace process

    Ceasefire mechanisms crucial in Bangsamoro peace process

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (July 9, 2019) – The presence of ceasefire mechanisms such as the International Monitoring Team (IMT) has been crucial in sustaining the gains of the Bangsamoro peace process.  […]

  • Gov’t Implementing Panel encourages coordination and inclusivity among law enforcers

    Gov’t Implementing Panel encourages coordination and inclusivity among law enforcers

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY (July 6, 2019) — Coordination and inclusivity will be the key in the successful implementation of the security aspect of the Normalization phase under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). […]

  • Former MILF, MNLF combatants to be allowed to join the PNP

    Former MILF, MNLF combatants to be allowed to join the PNP

    QUEZON CITY, July 6, 2019 – Former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation (MNLF) combatants can become members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) as long as they meet the requirements set by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM). […]

  • Gov’t Implementing Panel visits MILF’s Camp Abubakar

    Gov’t Implementing Panel visits MILF’s Camp Abubakar

    CAMP ABUBAKAR, BARIRA, MAGUINDANAO (July 5, 2019) — More than 300 are seated inside a community center here which was perhaps designed for not more than a hundred. […]

  • Bangsamoro Normalization gains momentum

    Bangsamoro Normalization gains momentum

    ISABELA CITY, BASILAN (June 25, 2019) – The preparation for the implementation of the Normalization process under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is now moving at an accelerated pace and gaining momentum. […]

  • GPH-MILF joint committee preps programs for the decommissioning of 12,000 combatants, weapons

    GPH-MILF joint committee preps programs for the decommissioning of 12,000 combatants, weapons

    ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, June 24, 2019 – Members of the different joint mechanisms under the Normalization Track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) as well as international independent bodies have begun the preparations for the smooth decommissioning of at least 12,000 combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), their weapons and camps this year. […]

  • Philippine Gov’t recognizes Japanese envoy’s contribution to the Bangsamoro peace process

    Philippine Gov’t recognizes Japanese envoy’s contribution to the Bangsamoro peace process

    TAGUIG CITY (22 June 2019) – Diplomats play a key role in promoting their respective government’s foreign policy agenda across the globe. More importantly, they serve as bridges of peace, understanding and cooperation between their country and other nations. […]

  • Law enforcement operations vital for maintaining peace in BARMM

    Law enforcement operations vital for maintaining peace in BARMM

    CAGAYAN DE ORO, (20 June 2019) — Enhancing law enforcement operations is vital in maintaining peace and security in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), particularly within government-acknowledged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps.  […]

  • Gov’t consolidates efforts for Bangsamoro normalization

    Gov’t consolidates efforts for Bangsamoro normalization

    MANILA, June 19, 2019 – Member agencies of the Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN) Monday have begun to consolidate their efforts to fast-track the implementation of the normalization track under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which involves the decommissioning of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) combatants, weapons, and the transformations of the camps. “Our aim here is to integrate and harmonize the government’s commitment for the full implementation of the normalization track,” Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez said during the first ICCMN meeting in Malacañan Palace. […]

  • 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). […]