GPH-MILF Signing of Joint Statement 21 March 2017

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


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Ceremonial Turnover of Livelihood Assistance to 127 Decommissioned Combatants

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

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[WATCH] Redressing the Historical Injustice against the Bangsamoro

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte vows to vigorously address the historical injustices against the Bangsamoro people by ensuring security, development, fair access to decision-making, and acceptance of identities.

“We will strive to have a permanent and lasting peace before my term ends. That is my goal. That is my dream,” he said.


[IN PHOTOS] Mindanao Working Group Meeting

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority organized the Mindanao Working Group (MWG) Meeting today, 8 February 2017, to present and discuss the proposed Mindanao Peace and Development Framework, explore options on new funding mechanisms, and agree on the MWG terms of reference.


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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Secretary Dureza attends the 47th Anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division

[IN PHOTOS] Command visit of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Jess Dureza during the 47th Anniversary Rites of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division in Cagayan de Oro City on 01 February 2017.

In his message, Secretary Dureza stressed the strong partnership of all the branches of government on the primacy of the peace process in the administration of President Rody Duterte.

Despite certain setbacks, he said that the peace process is moving forward and encouraged everyone to stay in the peace course.

“The road to peace is not an asphalted or a concrete road. There are humps and bumps and there are detours. It is very important that all of us stay the course together”, he said.



Sec. Jesus G. Dureza visits Janiuay, Iloilo

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza attended the Annual Patronal Fiesta of the Municipality of Janiuay in Iloilo last 28 January 2017 as one of the coronation speakers. In his message, he highlighted that OPAPP is working decisively with regards the peace process with the National democratic Front as well as the Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade, the rebel groups which are present in the Iloilo region.

He also shared the positive progress of the recent peace talks in Rome. Further, he reminded that peace work cannot be hastened for important matters has to be taken one step at a time.