About Mary Francis Rivera

Maffi as her friends call, manages the digital media platforms of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. She is bossy - not in a pejorative way but being bossy and tenacious means she is passionate, goal driven, and ambitious. She loves films, filmmaking, books and anything about design, and hates serif.

Army Governance Forum

Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza and Assistant Secretary for Peace and Security Affairs Dickson Hermoso graced this year’s Army Governance Forum at the Philippine Army Officers Clubhouse, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. The first part of the forum focused on the peace agenda of the Duterte administration. Asec. Hermoso presented the updates on the peace process with the Bangsamoro and the Communist Party of the Philippines. He also stressed that the peace negotiations is only one of the important elements of the government’s comprehensive peacebuilding efforts. There are other equally significant concerns that need to be attended to such as building peace constituencies and addressing the immediate needs of conflict-affected and fragile areas. #TayoAngKapayapaan

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By | February 7th, 2017|Gallery, Photos|0 Comments

Breaking the Bondage of Conflict

This is a peace forum with the Peace Panels of the Government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front, which was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Marikina West. Representatives from both GRP and NDF panels are present to give update on the current status of the peace negotiations.

#TayoAngKapayapaan

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By | November 5th, 2016|Gallery, Photos|0 Comments

Agreed outcomes for End of Hostilities & Disposition of Forces

AGREED OUTCOMES FOR END OF HOSTILITIES AND DISPOSITION OF FORCES. On October 6-10, 2016, the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front (NDF) met for the second round of formal talks to agree on common frameworks for the final peace pact. One of the substantive agenda that was tackled is the End of Hostilities and Disposition of Forces (EoH-DoF). The Reciprocal Working Groups (RWGs) on EoH-DoF is chaired by Defense Assistant Secretary Teodora Torralba III, with government negotiators Antonio Arellano and Angela Librado-Trinidad both supervising the RWG. The NDF side is led by Wilma Tiamzon as chair and Benito Tiamzon as vice chair. #TayoAngKapayapaan

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By | October 28th, 2016|Gallery, Infographics|0 Comments

Agreed outcomes for CASER

AGREED OUTCOMES FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORMS. On October 6-10, 2016, the Philippine Government and the National Democratic Front met for the second round of formal talks to agree on common frameworks for the final peace pact.

One of the substantive agenda that was tackled is the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER). Check out the list of agreed outcomes for CASER:

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By | October 23rd, 2016|Gallery, Infographics|0 Comments

Day 1 of the National Peacebuilding Conversations

Around 500 participants attended today’s National Peacebuilding Conversations at Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City. The summit aims to harmonize and synchronize the efforts of the different stakeholders in the achievement of the Six-Point Peace and Development Agenda of the Duterte Administration. #TayoAngKapayapaan

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By | October 14th, 2016|Gallery, Photos|0 Comments

OPAPP gears up for National Peacebuilding Conversations

Organizers and facilitators from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos met earlier today, October 13, to finalise the preparations for the upcoming National Peacebuilding Conversations: Peace and Development Summit. The said event will gather around 300 peacebuilders from across the country, representing national government agencies, selected line agencies, local government units in conflict-affected areas, civil society organisations, and official development assistance partners from October 14-15 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City. The summit aims to ensure synergy among major stakeholders in the achievement of the Six-Point Peace and Development Agenda of the Duterte Administration. Stay tune for updates! #TayoAngKapayapaan ☮

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By | October 13th, 2016|Gallery, Photos|0 Comments

Peace Ta: Peace Month 2016 Serbisyo Caravan at Barangay Ilian, Esperanza in Sultan Kudarat

September 22, 2016 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process successfully spearheaded the, “Peace Ta: Peace Month 2016 Serbisyo Caravan” at Barangay Ilian, Esperanza in Sultan Kudarat.

The aim of the caravan is to provide social services directly to the communities. It also aims to build trust, confidence, and win peace between the Government and the people on the ground. Several local and national government agencies joined forces in bringing closer the social services to the communities.

National agencies include Department of Health, Department of Agriculture, Technical Education and Skills Authority, Armed Forces of the Philippines, National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of the Interior and Local Government, and other national and local government agencies.

The services provided are operation tuli, haircut services, feeding program, medical and dental services, skills demonstration, provision of seedlings, medicines, medical and hygiene kits, information drive and legal counselling. #TayoAngPagbabago #TayoAngKapayapaan

Photos by George Michael Oribiana/OPAPP

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By | September 22nd, 2016|Gallery, Photos|0 Comments