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  • 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. […]

  • 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).  […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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. […]

  • Local executives in North Cotabato support inclusion of villages in Bangsamoro region

    Local executives in North Cotabato support inclusion of villages in Bangsamoro region

    KABACAN, North Cotabato, January 19, 2019 – Town mayors here have expressed their support for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). At least 67 villages in seven towns in this province will vote in the plebiscite for inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on February 6. […]

  • Duterte’s cabinet makes final pitch for BOL

    Duterte’s cabinet makes final pitch for BOL

    SHARIFF KABUNSUAN COMPLEX, COTABATO CITY (January 20, 2019) — The Duterte Administration’s top cabinet officials arrived here on Friday to join the President in urging Moro and non-Moro residents here to support the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). […]

  • President Duterte leads call for ratification of BOL in Cotabato City

    President Duterte leads call for ratification of BOL in Cotabato City

    SHARIFF KABUNSUAN COMPLEX, COTABATO CITY (January 19, 2019) — President Rodrigo Duterte joined thousands of Moro and non-Moro residents here on Friday in a grand peace assembly to make a final pitch for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). “The fact we have reached this point after so many years of negotiations and interruptions, we are here,” the President said in his keynote address, referring to the decades-long peace process between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). […]

  • Duterte’s top execs in Sulu to underscore the importance of BOL in search for just and lasting peace

    Duterte’s top execs in Sulu to underscore the importance of BOL in search for just and lasting peace

    PATIKUL, Sulu, January 18, 2019 — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday sent his top security and peace secretaries here to pitch for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) days before the plebiscite scheduled on January 21. Led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, the powerhouse group was composed of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año Jr., Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Nabil Tan, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Benjamin Madrigal. […]

  • BOL gains hundred percent support in Marawi City

    BOL gains hundred percent support in Marawi City

    MARAWI CITY, January 17, 2019 – Thousands of Maranaws rallied their support to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the upcoming plebiscite. With five days to go before the historic plebiscite, nearly six thousand people representing various groups and sectors gathered at the Dimaporo Gym in Mindanao State University (MSU) on Wednesday for a Peace Assembly to extend support for the landmark legislation. […]

  • Galvez, UN to beef up ties for Bangsamoro transition

    Galvez, UN to beef up ties for Bangsamoro transition

    PASIG CITY, January 12, 2019 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. urged the United Nations (UN) to continue its assistance in providing capacity development to key leaders in the Bangsamoro. […]

  • Japan affirms support to PH peace process this year

    Japan affirms support to PH peace process this year

    PASIG CITY, January 10, 2019 — The Japanese government on Thursday affirmed its support for the Philippines’ peace process. Paying a courtesy call to new Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda committed his country’s continued support for various peace process mechanisms and programs, projects and activities (PPAs) that are being implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Mindanao. […]

  • MNLF leadership reiterates support for BOL’s ratification

    MNLF leadership reiterates support for BOL’s ratification

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, January 10, 2019 — The leadership of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) met with Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. on Tuesday to give assurance of their commitment to the campaign for the peaceful and orderly ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). […]

  • Tawi-tawi residents celebrate BOL’s victory ahead of plebiscite

    Tawi-tawi residents celebrate BOL’s victory ahead of plebiscite

    BONGAO, Tawi-tawi, January 7, 2019 – Residents of this southernmost island-province are already celebrating the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) yesterday less than three weeks before the conduct of the plebiscite. “The event right now is not a campaign rally for the BOL.  Rather, we are already celebrating its victory as early as now,” Tawi-tawi Gov. Rashidin Matba said in Filipino. […]

  • Thousands join BOL campaign rally in Jolo

    Thousands join BOL campaign rally in Jolo

    JOLO, Sulu, January 6, 2019 – Tens of thousands of people converged here on Saturday to show their support for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the runup to the plebiscite which will be held in little more than two weeks. […]

  • Lorenzana, Galvez, Dela Vega, Cotabato leaders vow peaceful conduct of plebiscite, mid-term polls

    Lorenzana, Galvez, Dela Vega, Cotabato leaders vow peaceful conduct of plebiscite, mid-term polls

    CAMP SIONGCO, MAGUINDANAO, January 4, 2019 —  Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. and top military and police commanders met with local leaders here on Thursday to defuse tension following the recent bombing incident in Cotabato City and to assure the city of a peaceful conduct of the upcoming Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite and midterm polls. […]

  • Moro leaders, peace advocates reunite in historic Gambar to push for BOL

    Moro leaders, peace advocates reunite in historic Gambar to push for BOL

    KABUNTALAN, Maguindanao, December 30, 2018 — Top leaders of the Moro fronts who battled against the government at the height of the Moro revolution in 1970s to early 1980s have reunited in the historic village of Gambar on Sunday not to wage war but to call on its people to support the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). […]