MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN (09 OCTOBER 2019) — At least 12 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Central Luzon have surrendered to authorities on Wednesday after being heavily exploited by the communist group. (more…)
1st Infantry Division, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur (October 8, 2019) – The military will play an active participation to help former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to transform into peaceful civilian life. (more…)
STATEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON PEACE, RECONCILIATION AND UNITY CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR. ON THE RECENT KILLINGS OF SEVEN MORO ISLAMIC LIBERATION FRONT (MILF) MEMBERS BY A LOCAL TERROR GROUP
On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members who perished during the attack carried out by the ISIS-affiliated Turayfe-Dawla group in Maguindanao province.
The national government recognizes the gallantry of these former MILF combatants who stood their ground against the radical group. For us, they are heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice so that their people can live in peace.
In solidarity with the leadership of the MILF, the government will assist in every way possible the families of these slain MILF fighters. We will exert all efforts to make sure that justice will be served to the perpetrators of this dastardly act.
This recent atrocity demonstrates the brutality of these terror groups, and the violent methods they will utilize to sow fear, anger and discord among the populace. Their twisted ideology does not recognize ethnicity nor religion. They have no place in a humane, peaceful society.
As we sympathize with our Moro brothers and sisters for their loss, I would like to call on the Filipino to unite so that we can address the roots of violent extremism, and bring enduring and long-lasting peace to our nation. ###
PASIG CITY, 04 October 2019 — To sustain the gains of the Cordillera peace process, the national government in partnership with a former revolutionary group based in the region are in the process of creating a Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Committee (JEMC), according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (more…)
MOHAMMAD AJUL, BASILAN (October 4, 2019) – More than 500 children in this coastal community were treated to a memorable, fun-filled day, which to them was a welcome respite from living in an area that has been wracked by armed conflict for decades. (more…)
Ateneo de Manila University teams up with AFP, OPAPP and civil society groups on Security Sector Governance Forum
The Ateneo de Manila University through its Ateneo Initiative for Southeast Asian Studies and the Department of Political Science, teamed up with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, the Human Security Advocates, and the Freidrich Ebert Stiftung to organize the “Forum on Security Sector Governance (SSG) & the Peace Process, Terrorism, and Criminality in the Philippines” last September 20, 2019. (more…)
Former revolutionary leaders express solidarity and commitment to peace process as OPAPP celebrates 26th anniversary
PASAY CITY (30 September 2019) — In a historic moment, former revolutionary leaders, active and retired military officials, along with members of the diplomatic corp and peace advocates gathered here to make a collective call for enduring and sustainable peace throughout the country during the culmination of the National Peace Month celebration and the 26th Anniversary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Monday. (more…)
CAGAYAN DE ORO, September 30, 2019 – Sustaining peace is a shared responsibility.
This was the central theme during the “Mindanao Peace Forum” organized by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban and Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines in line with the celebration of International Day of Peace on Friday. (more…)
Decommissioning of former combatants, healing in conflict-affected areas highlight Peace Month celebration
MANILA, September 27, 2019 – The decommissioning of non-state combatants and their weapons, and the social healing being carried out in conflict-affected areas in some parts of the country took center stage during the month-long celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month. (more…)
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, September 26, 2019 — The Duterte Administration is determined to find a long-lasting solution to the insurgency in the country within its term, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (more…)