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.

Message of Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity For the Silver Anniversary of the GPH-MNLF-OIC 1996 Final Peace Agreement | 2 September 2021

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh!
(Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings).

It was 25 years ago when the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front made history with the signing of the Final Peace Agreement. This development ushered in an era of greater peace, sustainable development and economic stability not only in the Southern Philippines, but for the Philippines as a whole. (more…)

NTF ready to procure COVID 19 booster shots, to sign term sheet as soon as recommended by vaccine experts — Galvez

PASIG (2 September 2021) – The National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID 19 has adopted a forward-looking mindset in its vaccine procurement strategy, as it prepares to purchase additional doses as booster shots.

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More provinces to receive Pfizer vaccines, as bulk deliveries set to arrive in Q4 2021 — Galvez

PASAY CITY (1 SEPTEMBER 2021)— More provinces throughout the country, particularly those experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases, will soon get their allocation of Pfizer vaccines.

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Galvez opens National Peace Consciousness Month celebration; says PH peace process remains on track

QUEZON CITY (01 September 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. assured Filipinos that despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the comprehensive Philippine peace process continues to move forward. (more…)

Galvez on PPE procurement: Gov’t responded with sense of urgency as lives were at stake

PASIG CITY (1 September 2021) — National Task Force against COVID 19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr defended the national government’s procurement of COVID-19 response supplies, particularly the personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased for medical frontliners and healthcare workers during the onset of the pandemic last year.

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NTF addresses vaccine inequity among provinces; preparations ongoing for second wave of vaccine procurement – Galvez

PASIG CITY (1 September 2021) — The National Task Force (NTF) against COVID 19 has begun to implement a recalibrated deployment strategy that will provide a more equitable distribution of vaccines especially in the provinces.

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Nearly 137M doses of COVID 19 vaccines expected to arrive in the remaining months of 2021; scaled up deliveries to begin on September with 25M doses — Galvez

DAVAO CITY (31 August 2021) — With the expected arrival of nearly 137 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines beginning September, the Philippine government is determined to ramp up the country’s vaccine roll out particularly in the provinces.

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Message of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Peace Adviser and NTF Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar On the Commemoration of National Heroes Day | 30 August 2021

When we mention the word hero, the following individuals immediately come to mind: Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, Marcelo del Pilar, Juan Luna and many others who made the ultimate sacrifice for our beloved country. (more…)

Message of Sympathy of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Peace Adviser and NTF against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar On the passing of Melo M. Acuña | 28 August 2021

We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of veteran journalist Mr. Carmelo “Melo” M. Acuña, who joined our creator on Friday, 27 August 2021. (more…)

DOH, NTF reiterate that all vaccines are effective against COVID-19; Remind medical professionals to be more responsible with their public statements 

The Department of Health (DOH) and the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 reiterate that all COVID-19 vaccines are effective contrary to the insinuation of a former government advisor that not all vaccines are effective against COVID-19.

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