BARMM: Three years of fulfilling the aspirations of the Bangsamoro people

BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO (21 January 2021) — On January 21, 2019, a historic plebiscite marked a major milestone under the political track of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the landmark peace agreement signed between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in 2014. (more…)

OPAPP transitions to OPAPRU

PASIG CITY (01 January 2022) – As the nation bids goodbye to 2021, the country’s peace agency also says farewell to its old name as it transitions from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU). (more…)

The Duterte Administration’s peace agenda: Six years of pushing forward the comprehensive Philippine peace process

DAVAO CITY — In his inaugural address in 2016, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the Filipino people that his “administration is committed to implement all signed peace agreements in step with constitutional and legal reforms.” (more…)

More than five thousand MILF combatants successfully decommissioned this year

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO — As the year ends, 5,250 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants have been decommissioned under the first part of the third phase of the decommissioning process. (more…)

National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups neutralizes 14 lawless groups; exceeds 2021 Normalization target

PALAWAN (10 December 2021) — The National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups (NTF-DPAGs) has successfully disbanded 14 PAGs operating in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Region 12, exceeding its initial target of five PAGs for this year. (more…)

Galvez meets with Bangsamoro security forces, leaders; eyes signing of peace covenant for safe, honest, orderly elections

COTABATO CITY (8 December 2021) — The national government’s top peacemaker flew to this Central Mindanao city to meet with the region’s stakeholders and rally their continued support behind the Bangsamoro peace process and the observance of safe, orderly and peaceful elections next year. (more…)

STATEMENT OF  SEC. CARLITO G. GALVEZ, JR.  PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER, NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19 CHIEF IMPLEMENTER, AND VACCINE CZAR IN RESPONSE TO POST OF THE THE RIGHT TO KNOW, RIGHT NOW! COALITION 04 NOVEMBER 2021

This is in response to a post entitled “Bad Marks in COA Reports for OCD, OPAPP, DILG” that was published in the Facebook page of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. (more…)

GPH-MILF Peace Implementing Panels, IDB, kickstart Phase 3 of decommissioning process of MILF combatants and their weapons

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO (08 November 2021) — The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the Bangsamoro peace process from gaining momentum, as the third phase of decommissioning of 14,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) combatants and their weapons kicked off here on Monday. (more…)

PH gov’t bullish on surpassing 1M daily jab rate target by November,  as LGUs ramp up COVID-19 vaccine rollout

PASIG CITY (6 November 2021) – The national government remains optimistic in achieving its target of administering more than one million COVID-19 doses daily by employing different strategies to scale up the vaccination output of local government units.

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Peace adviser lauds PRRD, Congress and Senate for passage of law extending Bangsamoro Government’s transition period

Local leaders to pledge honest, peaceful elections

PASIG CITY (1 NOVEMBER 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. lauded President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for signing of Republic Act 11593 which postpones next year’s Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) elections. (more…)