For decades, thousands of lives have been lost and millions of residents have been displaced due to internal armed conflict. These incidents of violence have cost the nation billions of pesos that could have been spent on much needed basic services and infrastructure. The Government has thus made the attainment of a just, comprehensive and lasting peace among its main priorities. In 1993, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process or OPAPP was created through Executive Order No. 125, s. 1993, which was later enhanced and strengthened through Executive Order No. 3, in 2001. In 2021, Executive Order No. 158 was signed which expanded the mandate of the Agency to to manage, direct, integrate, and supervise the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Process through fostering reconciliation and unity among the Filipino people.
The OPAPRU is mandated to manage, direct, integrate, and supervise the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Process through promoting and reinforcing reconciliation and unity among the Filipino people.
A just and lasting peace for the nation and for all Filipinos
To manage, direct, integrate, and supervise the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Process including initiatives that promote and reinforce national reconciliation and unity
- Conflict-sensitive and Peace-Promoting
- Embedding, peace, reconciliation and unity in the social fabric
- Enhancing resilience for peace
- Social, economic, and political re-engineering