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.

LPE through NTF-ELCAC is the most effective way of dealing with the communist insurgency — Galvez

PASIG CITY– Localized peace engagements (LPE) under the National Task Force to End Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have proven to be the most effective way of addressing the decades-long communist insurgency, according to Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. (more…)

Respected Kalinga peace builder passes away

TINGLAYAN, KALINGA – Pedro Magannon Abbacan Sr., a recognized Kalinga pangat (respected elder) was a key figure in the historic signing of the Mount Data Peace Accord. He passed away on July 12 at the age of 89. (more…)

Localized peace engagement to continue under Marcos Administration

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) confirmed on Friday that localized peace talks will continue to be carried out under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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Congratulatory Message of Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., for the members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for Passing the NAPOLCOM Special Qualifying Eligibility (NSQE) Examination as part of their Application Process for Entry to the Philippine National Police (PNP) | 14 July 2022

On behalf of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, I congratulate the members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) for passing the National Police Commission’s (NAPOLCOM) Special Qualifying Eligibility (NSQE) Examination that was held on May 29, 2022. (more…)

Message of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity On the celebration of Eid al-Adha 2022 / 1443 AH | 09 Dhul Hijja 1443 AH 09 July 2022

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!

May the peace and mercy of The Almighty be upon us all. (more…)

RTF-ELCAC 3 sustains peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts in the region amidst challenges — Galvez

CLARK, PAMPANGA— The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) 3 has been highly successful in carrying out anti-insurgency efforts and in providing the much-needed government services to communities in its area of coverage. (more…)

GPH-MILF Joint Norm Committee sign statement of commitment signifying full, continued commitment to Bangsamoro peace process

MANILA — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) inked a statement of commitment signifying the parties’ full support for the continued implementation of peacebuilding and development interventions under the Normalization Program of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). (more…)

Last shipment of U.S-donated Pfizer vaccines under Duterte admin arrives; shows continued support to the next admin – Galvez

NAIA TERMINAL 3, PASAY CITY (27 June 2022) – The last shipment of COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government arrived here on Monday, just a few days before the Duterte administration ends its term.

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No more crawling in the jungle: Former rebels now enjoy ‘unrestrained’ life’ after laying down arms

BALER, AURORA — Pedro and Marshall (not their real names) were forced to live as nocturnals when they were still members of the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTG) based in this province. (more…)

ICCMN highlights milestones in Bangsamoro peace process; body vows to sustain peacebuilding, dev’t efforts 

MALACANANG, MANILA –  The Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN) has enabled the Duterte Administration to push forward the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) amidst the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)