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OPAPRU exec: Agency’s initiatives are conflict-sensitive and peace promoting

PASIG CITY (20 March 2023) – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) stressed that all its initiatives are conflict-sensitive and peace promoting (CSPP) and thus, will never be involved in any act of intimidation.


By |2023-03-31T11:12:26+08:00March 20th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Statement of the OPAPRU on the Baseless Accusation of Gabriela Partylist, 17 March 2023

This is in response to the statement issued on Friday, March 17, by the Gabriela Partylist, which was circulated in social media accusing the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity of intimidating Ms. Elizabeth Maynigo, Gabriela Partylist – Marikina president.

To set the record straight, the OPAPRU vehemently denies that it was involved in the alleged harassment of Ms. Maynigo. This is a baseless, irresponsible and unfounded accusation.

The story being peddled by Gabriela, that Ms. Maynigo was “asked to board a vehicle and interrogated by men who identified themselves as OPAPP (former name of OPAPRU),” is simply illogical. Moreso, mere allegations not supported by appropriate evidence is considered hearsay and only a ploy to mislead the public.

There is a process on how to properly validate and verify complaints. To ferret out the truth, the agency immediately conducted internal checking when the allegation broke out in social media.


By |2023-03-31T10:29:08+08:00March 17th, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Acting peace adviser: Govt’s peacekeeping efforts must be complemented by conflict-sensitive and peacebuilding approaches

KIDAPAWAN CITY — Acting Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity, Secretary Isidro Purisima vowed to strengthen the national government’s “whole-of-nation” approach in addressing the security situation in the Bangsamoro and adjacent areas.


By |2023-03-31T11:05:13+08:00March 15th, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

Joint Statement on the Passage of the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 35


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

We extend our warmest congratulations to the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament for the passage of the Bangsamoro Autonomy Act No. 35, otherwise known as the Bangsamoro Electoral Code, on March 08, 2023.

The unanimous enactment of the Electoral Code with 64 affirmative votes, 0 negative votes, and 0 abstentions reflects the strong commitment and unity of the BTA to provide a law that would enable a peaceful and credible elections in 2025 and beyond.


By |2023-03-31T10:11:18+08:00March 14th, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU kicks off planning workshop on Transformation Program for FRs in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY — The national government’s efforts to put an end to the decades-long communist insurgency got a major boost as peace stakeholders gathered here on Wednesday for a planning workshop on the Transformation Program for former rebels (FRs).

The two-day workshop was spearheaded by the National Local Peace Engagement (LPE) Cluster of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC), through its co-chair, the LPE-Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),

The Transformation Program aims to ensure the successful integration of FRs into mainstream society and strengthen the resiliency of CTG-cleared communities.


By |2023-03-31T10:27:02+08:00March 11th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, News|0 Comments

National, Bangsamoro gov’t intergovernmental relations body reach major agreements

PASIG CITY — The national and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) governments have agreed to re-establish the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs consular office, as well as set up a Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) regional office in the BARMM. (more…)

By |2023-02-27T14:09:53+08:00February 24th, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

Marcos administration vows continued, strong support to Bangsamoro peace process

PASAY CITY (23 February 2023) – The Marcos Administration reaffirmed its full support to the Bangsamoro peace process, especially in helping uplift the lives of former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants and their families, and develop their areas into peaceful, progressive and resilient communities.

“Today is another demonstration of this administration’s commitment to taking material steps in ensuring that our countrymen in the Bangsamoro Region have their share of justice, peace and development,” said Special Assistant to the President, Secretary Antonio Ernesto F. Lagdameo, Jr. on Thursday during the 9th meeting of the Inter-Cabinet Cluster Committee Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN), the first to be held under the current administration.


By |2023-02-24T09:40:44+08:00February 20th, 2023|MILF, News|0 Comments

Statement of the Personnel of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity on the appointment of Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. as Secretary of National Defense

11 January 2023

We, the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, congratulate Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., for his recent appointment as Secretary of National Defense. (more…)

By |2023-02-09T10:47:38+08:00January 11th, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Message of Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity for New Year 2023

01 January 2023

On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, we extend our heartfelt greetings to the Filipino people and citizens across the globe as we welcome the New Year. (more…)

By |2023-02-09T10:52:20+08:00January 1st, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments