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Decommissioned MILF combatants undergo trainers training

ZAMBOANGA CITY (26 MAY 2023) — More than 20 members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Forces – Moro Islamic Liberation Front Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) took part in a Training of Trainers (ToT) held here at Zambowood, Zamboanga City.


By |2023-06-01T17:53:02+08:00May 31st, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

Peace Research Conference 2023

Theme: “Building Resilient Communities: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism.”

Conference Dates: 07-08 September 2023

The annual OPAPRU Peace Research Conference serves as the site and platform for advancing knowledge on peace and elevating national conversations on peace work, peacebuilding, and peace and security.

The theme is centered on interventions, replicable practices, and strategies from various sectors of society as violent extremism and radicalism is prevented and/or countered. This includes initiatives from the government, the private sector, and their various collaborations to address economic, cultural, psychosocial, and religious factors of radicalization that lead to violent extremism and radicalism.

The OPAPRU invites presentations from the academic community, national government agencies, civil society organizations, peace practitioners, and research collaborators to submit their research and think pieces particularly on the prospects and challenges of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism in the Philippines, and even abroad.

Link for submission:

Link for Research Paper Template and Guidelines:

Interested individuals or groups may submit extended abstracts and full papers related but not limited to the following themes:

  1. Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism in the Digital Age: Opportunities and Risk;
  2. Best Practices in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  3. Women Peacebuilders and Peacekeepers: Women Participation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  4. Young Peacebuilders and Peacekeepers: Youth Participation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  5. National Action Plan on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (NAP P/CVE) in the Philippine Experience;
  6. From the Present to the Future: NAP P/CVE Implementation and Prospects;
  7. Strategies and Approaches on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  8. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  9. Early Warning Early Response (EWER) in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  10. Multi-Sectoral Initiatives in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism;
  11. Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism in the Grassroots;
  12. Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalism in the Indigenous and Cultural Communities
  13. Other related topics

Published work within the identified themes will be featured in the conference. Research papers may be in the form of the following: 

  1. Empirical reports such as studies on peace and development, conflict and violence, understanding of violent extremism and radicalism, and case studies;
  2. Empirical essays or manuscripts such as those dealing with relevant issues, arguments, and policies and practice on preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalism;
  3. Literature reviews and thematic briefs on peace policies, programs, and preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalism interventions in communities; and,
  4. Meta-analytic studies that synthesize literature on peace and conflict, policy briefs, compendium on peace-related materials, peace policy, and programs.

Document Format:

  • 3,000 to 6,000 words including abstract, footnotes, appendices, and references;
  • Font: Times New Roman; Size 12; 1.0 spacing; 1.25″ Left Margin and 1″ Top, Bottom, and Right;
  • American Psychological Association (APA) citation format;
  • Max of 200-word abstract with five keywords;
  • Submit in both word and pdf version.

Important Dates

25 May 2023 Start of submission of Full Research Paper Draft
15 July 2023 Last day of submission of Full Research Paper Draft
24 July 2023 Notification of Acceptance
30 July 2023 Deadline of Confirmation as Research Presenters

  • Failure to confirm or unavailability of the research presenter will result to disqualification and the next accepted presenters will be notified in the second round of the Notice of Acceptance

01 August 2023 Second Round of Notice of Acceptance
06 August 2023 Deadline of Confirmation for the Second Round Notice
30 August 2023 Submission of the Revised Final Research Paper Draft and Presentations

  • Reflecting comments for revisions or improvement from the Review Committee; ready for publication

07-08 September 2023 Conference Proper
October 2023 Publication of Conference Proceedings

Selection of Papers to be Presented in the Conference

Submitted research papers will be reviewed and selected by an external Review Committee composed of researchers and peacebuilders organized for this purpose. 


Presentation and Publication to the Conference Proceedings

Selected research presenters will be given ample time to reflect on the comments from the Review Committee on their research paper draft before its publication to the Conference Proceedings – together with their presentation for the Conference. The annually published OPAPRU Peace Research Conference Proceedings is housed in the OPAPRU Publication Collections of the Ambassador Manuel T. Yan Peace Resource Center (AMTYPRC) – available for use by policymakers and practitioners as reference to inform policy decisions and programming on peacebuilding.

Other Details

The 3rd OPAPRU Peace Research Conference 2023 will be held under hybrid modality – mainly on-site in Metro Manila and via Zoom for Video Teleconferencing. Interested participants abroad are encouraged to submit their research papers.

Food and accommodation for all research presenters are covered.

Provision for limited air travel support, local and abroad, will be provided upon request/need.


For inquiries, please email the OPAPRU Research Conference Secretariat at opapru.researchcon@peace.gov.ph.

By |2023-05-29T17:32:39+08:00May 29th, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Mindanao Peace Forum highlights key role of inter-faith dialogue in peacebuilding

DAVAO CITY – The Bangsamoro peace process took center stage during the Mindanao Peace Forum 2023 held here on Friday, May 25, a gathering attended by more than a hundred local and foreign religious leaders, peace workers and civil society representatives.


By |2023-05-29T16:05:43+08:00May 29th, 2023|News, OPAPRU, SHAPE|0 Comments

Marcos Admin determined to sustain the gains of peace in Mindanao – OPAPRU

DAVAO CITY – The Marcos administration continues to build on the gains of the comprehensive Philippine peace process by sustaining its momentum and pushing forward with the implementation of all signed peace agreements.

This was the message of acting Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Isidro L. Purisima’s to participants of the Mindanao Development Forum 2023 spearheaded by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) here on Thursday, May 18.


By |2023-05-29T16:05:59+08:00May 20th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, News, OPAPRU, SHAPE|0 Comments

Top CPP-NPA-NDF leaders are welcome to participate in local peace dialogues — OPAPRU

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Presidential Peace adviser Isidro Purisima said high-ranking leaders of the Communist Party of The Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) are welcome to join local peace dialogues, as he urged them to support the Marcos Administration’s peace agenda. (more…)

By |2023-05-20T14:03:10+08:00May 11th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU, DSWD ink MOA on cash to boost socioecon dev’t of decommissioned MILF combatants

QUEZON CITY (2 May 2023) – The Government of the Philippines remains steadfast in fulfilling its commitments under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), which aim to uplift the lives of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and their families.


By |2023-06-01T11:14:01+08:00May 2nd, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

PBBM appoints peace advocate as acting peace adviser to ensure continuity of administration’s peace, reconciliation and unity agenda

PASIG CITY – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has named Presidential Assistant Isidro L. Purisima as the acting Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity.


By |2023-02-22T11:45:03+08:00February 21st, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

PBBM: OPAPRU, NAC crucial in bringing genuine peace and sustainable development in the country

MALACAÑAN PALACE (20 February 2023) – President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. led the Oath Taking Ceremony of Office of the officials of the Presidential Adviser on Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) and the National Amnesty Commission (NAC) here on Monday. (more…)

By |2023-02-22T11:45:29+08:00February 20th, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

Kalinga sets Guinness Book of World Record for ‘Largest Gong Ensemble’, ‘Largest Banga Dance’ – an expression of peace and understanding

TABUK CITY, KALINGA (15 February 2023) — Presidential Peace Adviser and Defense Chief Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday commended the people of Kalinga for their ‘Bodong’ culture, describing it as highly-successful and effective approach in maintaining peace, order and security in their communities. (more…)

By |2023-02-22T11:46:01+08:00February 15th, 2023|CBA-CPLA, News|0 Comments