About Office of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process or OPAPP is the office mandated to oversee, coordinate, and integrate the implementation of the comprehensive peace process. The agency was created through executive order no. 125, s. 1993 which was later amended in 2001 with the signing of executive order no. 3, s. 2001 as a reaffirmation of the government’s commitment to achieving just and lasting peace through a comprehensive peace process.

PH breaches 54M fully vaccinated Filipinos or 70% of target population amidst Omicron surge

PASAY CITY (14 January 2022) — The Philippines has achieved another milestone in its national vaccination program, as over 54 million Filipinos or more than 70% of the country’s target population are now fully vaccinated amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.

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Gov’t to focus on vaccinating the unvaccinated; initial rollout of vaccination for 5-11 years old eyed on Feb 1-7

PASAY CITY (12 January 2022) — The National Task Force Against COVID-19 emphasized that it will continue to prioritize the inoculation of unvaccinated individuals over the administration of booster shots for those who have completed their primary doses.

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NTF committed to fulfill 2022 vaccination targets despite setbacks brought by Omicron surge; vaccination for 0 to 4 years old eyed in Q2

MALACANANG (10 January 2022) — The National Task Force Against COVID-19 reaffirmed its commitment to achieve the country’s vaccination targets for this year amidst the surge in coronavirus cases due to the Omicron variant.

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PH to sustain continued expansion of vaccine rollout; to focus on localized COVID response and long-term mitigation measures

MALACANANG (5 January 2022) — The government’s 2022 pandemic strategies will focus on sustaining its aggressive vaccination efforts while strengthening local pandemic response measures, according to National Task Force against COVID 19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr.

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OPAPP transitions to OPAPRU

PASIG CITY (01 January 2022) – As the nation bids goodbye to 2021, the country’s peace agency also says farewell to its old name as it transitions from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU). (more…)

The Duterte Administration’s peace agenda: Six years of pushing forward the comprehensive Philippine peace process

DAVAO CITY — In his inaugural address in 2016, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the Filipino people that his “administration is committed to implement all signed peace agreements in step with constitutional and legal reforms.” (more…)

More than five thousand MILF combatants successfully decommissioned this year

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO — As the year ends, 5,250 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants have been decommissioned under the first part of the third phase of the decommissioning process. (more…)

NTF assures sufficient supply of vaccines despite shortening of intervals for booster shots; lays out plans for vaccination program in 2022

DAVAO CITY (22 December 2021) — The National Task Force Against COVID-19 assured Filipinos that the country has a sufficient supply of COVID-19 vaccines in response to concerns raised regarding the new policy which shortened the interval for the administration of booster shots.

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NTF urges LGUs to double up pandemic measures vs. Omicron threat; NVD in some areas postponed to focus on Odette relief efforts

TAYTAY, RIZAL (20 December 2021) — The National Task Force Against COVID-19 called on local government units across the country to further intensify their COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts in light of the entry of the Omicron variant.

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National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups neutralizes 14 lawless groups; exceeds 2021 Normalization target

PALAWAN (10 December 2021) — The National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups (NTF-DPAGs) has successfully disbanded 14 PAGs operating in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Region 12, exceeding its initial target of five PAGs for this year. (more…)