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.

Galvez lauds Lower House for supporting PRRD’s Amnesty Proclamations for former rebels

PASIG CITY — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. welcomed the House of Representatives’ concurrence to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s proclamations which grant amnesty to members of four local revolutionary groups. (more…)

Int’l peace and development partners throw full support behind Normalization Program for the Bangsamoro

PASIG CITY — The Philippines’ international peace and development partners reaffirmed their strong support to the implementation of the Normalization Program of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) during the launch of the Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF) Wednesday, May 19. (more…)

International community affirms support to PH peace process

METRO MANILA — The Philippines’ international development partners reaffirmed their strong and continued support to the country’s comprehensive peace process during the International Development Partners’ Forum held on Friday, May 14. (more…)

Cotabato, South Cotabato municipalities benefit from P80-million PAMANA infra dev’t projects

COTABATO CITY — A package of PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) infrastructure projects worth PhP 80.1 million were turned over this week to the municipalities of Aleosan, Cotabato Province and Tantangan, South Cotabato. (more…)

STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IMPLEMENTING PANEL CHAIR AND OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON THE PEACE PROCESS UNDERSECRETARY DAVID B. DICIANO | 09 MAY 2021

This is in response to International Alert Philippines’ press release entitled “Normalization process fails to normalize Mindanao — Alert Philippines” which stated that the normalization process “is in bad shape” and a “complete mess” due to the recent spate of attacks perpetrated by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao. (more…)

STATEMENT OF CONDEMNATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER SEC. CARLITO G. GALVEZ, JR. ON THE RECENT SPATE OF ATTACKS PERPETRATED BY THE BIFF IN THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO | 09 May 2021

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process condemns in the strongest terms the series of attacks carried out by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the latest of which occurred yesterday in the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao.

This brazen assault on communities while our Muslim brothers and sisters are observing the holy month of Ramadan shows the true nature of the BIFF — it does not hold anything sacred, and will not hesitate to use armed force to promote their distorted ideology.

Clearly, the group’s only intention is to sow violence, anger and division among the Bangsamoro people. And as residents face the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, these attacks further heighten their sense of fear, distrust and insecurity.

We must not allow these incidents to happen. They are not only attacks against our people and their communities, but are a direct assault against the basic principles that govern a democratic, lawful and peace-loving society.

And we can only do this if we are united as a people. We would therefore like to call on all sectors of society to come together and confront this menace that is before us. Regardless of our tribe or religion, we are all in this together.

The best way to defeat these terror groups is to make their cause irrelevant, especially among those who support them. We therefore need to create an environment where sustainable development and long-lasting peace can take root.

History has shown us that armed struggle cannot resolve the issues confronting the Bangsamoro. It is only by laying down our arms and engaging in peaceful dialogue that we shall be able to uplift the lives of the people whom we profess to fight for.

Our agency is closely monitoring the situation on the ground and is coordinating with the security sector to ensure that these incidents are prevented at all costs and residents are kept safe and secure.

We would like to assure our countrymen that the government will exert all efforts necessary so that these peace spoilers will not succeed, and make them realize that such attacks will not dampen our collective resolve to bring just and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro.

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STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IMPLEMENTING PANEL CHAIR OPAPP UNDERSECRETARY DAVID B. DICIANO ON THE SERIES OF ATTACKS PERPETUATED BY THE BIFF IN MAGUINDANAO | Sunday, 09 May 2021

The Government Implementing Panel on the GPH-MILF Peace Accord strongly condemns the series of armed attacks perpetuated by the BIFF in Maguindanao as this is an outright offense and violation of the Bangsamoro people’s right to collective security especially during this holy month of Ramadan. (more…)

PH vaccination drive gets major boost following delivery of 2M AstraZeneca vaccines

NAIA TERMINAL 3, PASAY CITY — More Filipinos will soon get the anti-COVID jab following the arrival on Saturday, May 8, of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX facility. (more…)

Gov’t-private sector partnership vital in success of immunization program, vaccine security — Galvez

PASIG CITY — National Task Force against COVID 19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr underscored the importance of collaboration between the government and private sector in the implementation of the national immunization program. (more…)

First batch of Gamaleya’s Sputnik V vaccines arrive; Gov’t to reassess logistics capabilities in handling highly-sensitive vaccines

NAIA TERMINAL 3, PASAY CITY – With the arrival of 15,000 doses of Sputnik V on Saturday, May 1, the Philippines now has three brands in its vaccine supply inventory, as it fast tracks the implementation of the national immunization program. (more…)