The Parties agree to conclude the unfinished distribution of land and do this for free for the landless and poor farmers, farm workers, and fisherfolk, with just compensation to owners. The immediate focus is the distribution of the remaining balance of the lands for distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL).
Government and National Democratic Front peace panels signed an Interim Joint Ceasefire Agreement today, 5 April 2017 in Noordwijkannzee, Netherlands.
The Government of the Philippines and National Democratic Front (NDF) will once again embark on a peaceful negotiation towards the end of armed conflict in the country. The fourth round of peace talks between the GRP Peace Panel and NDF will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 2-6 April 2017.
Among the substantive agenda that will be discussed are the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-economic Reforms (CASER), and the bilateral ceasefire.
Witness the Fourth Round of GRP-NDF Peace Talks live from Amsterdam! Follow @PEACEGOVPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for live updates.
Government peace panels in talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF met and talked with the Filipinos based in Netherlands on 3 April 2017. The Filipinos community also vowed to support the peace process by volunteering to be a peace ambassador.
“Dapat gawin natin na lahat – kababaihan, mga kabataan, lahat tayo ay kasama sa kaunlaran,” GPH Peace Implementing Panel Chair Irene M. Santiago during the turnover of various socio-economic infrastructures on 3 April 2017 in Butig, Masiu, and Lumbayanague, Lanao del Sur.
The turnover project include level II water system, solar dryer with warehouse and rice mill, concrete pathways, box culverts, support to vegetable and inland fishpond production, and Alternative Learning System (ALS) to recipient barangays in the said municipalities.
These projects are part of the confidence-building programs jointly undertaken by the Government and the MILF in compliance to the Annex on Normalization of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, and funded by the Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction & Development Program (MTF-RDP).
Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines Andrea Reichlin turned over the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation (TJRC) Land and Listening Process Reports to Sec. Jesus G. Dureza today at OPAPP main office in Pasig City.
The Annex on Normalization of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) signed on 25 January 2014 provides for the creation of the TJRC, an independent body mandated to study and formulate recommendations on issues related to the legitimate grievances, historical injustices, human rights committed against the Bangsamoro.#TayoAngKapayapaan
WOMEN’S PUBLIC LEADERSHIP IN PEACE. Women leaders from the Bangsamoro and indigenous communities in the Philippines welcome their sisters from 15 countries in Asia and Europe as they gather to exchange stories and strategies in peacemaking and peacebuilding in the next five days in Antipolo, Rizal. It is hosted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and co-sponsored by Ekta Parishad (India) and CESCI (Switzerland).
Signing of the Terms of Reference of the Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Peace Implementing Panels were signed by Chairpersons Irene Santiago and Mohagher Iqbal with the new Malaysian Facilitator and/or Special Adviser Dato’ Kamarudin Bin Mustafa, on 21 March 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Also present during the meeting were Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Secretary Jesus G. Dureza, Usec. Nabil Tan, Usec. Diosita Andot, Asec. Dickson P Hermoso, Asec. Rolly Asuncion, Asec. Atty. Ma. Cecilia Papa, MILF Chairman Ebrahim Murad, and MILF Panel Member Abhoud Syed M. Lingga. #TayoAngKapayapaan
Ceremonial Turnover of Livelihood Assistance to 127 Decommissioned Combatants in Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
Present during the turnover are GPH Implementing Chair Irene Santiago, GPH Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants & their Communities (TFDCC) Co-Chair and OPAPP Asec. Rolly Asuncion, MILF Implementing Panel member Prof. Abhoud Syed M. Lingga, MILF-BIAF Spokesman Hon. Von Alhaq, MILF TFDCC Co-Chair Hadji Abdullah Pacasem, and DA Usec. Atty. Ranibai D. Dilangalen.
Agricultural interventions turned over for the 127 decommissioned combatants from Maguindanao and North Cotabato
The livelihood assistance include 103 heads of carabao w/ implements, 83 heads of cattle, goats, poultries, rice and corn seeds, rubber and fruit seedlings and fertilizers. The remaining 18 of the total 145 decommissioned combatants will receive their assistance from Region 10. #TayoAngKapayapaan