Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on his meeting with President Duterte regarding updates on the peace process with some Cabinet members, including Secretaries Silvestre Bello III, Liza Masa, Judy Taguiwalo, and Rafael Mariano at Malacañang

We met with President Duterte until late last night and discussed the directions and possible next steps in our peace engagements with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), the Bangsamoro, the Cordillerans, and the other stakeholders.

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Statement of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza on the CPP/NPA/NDF’s call to proceed with the bilateral ceasefire negotiations

We welcome and respect the positive position coming from the leadership of the CPP/NPA/NDF. On the part of the Philippine government, we share the same commitment to work for just and lasting peace in the land. When “compelling reasons,” as President Duterte earlier announced, are present, then we in government shall take the next necessary steps. ###

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Speech of Irene M. Santiago, Chair, Government Implementing Panel for the GPH-MILF Peace Accord, on behalf of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza during the TJRC Public Launch

TJRC Public Launch
20 February 2017
Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City

Assalamulaikum.  Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.  Greetings to the distinguished guests at the presidential table. My dear friends.

As we were reminded in the beginning of the program, the TJRC was mandated to “undertake a study and recommend to the Panels the appropriate mechanisms to address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people, correct historical injustices, and address human rights violations and marginalization through land dispossession, towards healing and reconciliation.”  The TJRC was also mandated to “recommend programs and measures that would bring about the reconciliation of the different communities that have been affected by conflict.”

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“Autonomy must be inclusive” – Peace Secretary Dureza

TABUK, Kalinga, February 13, 2017 – “We should listen to everyone”, this was the message of autonomy champion and Peace Adviser Sec. Jesus Dureza before the Cordillera Regional Development Council in Tabuk, Kalinga during its meeting on February 13, 2017. Said meeting was hosted by the province which coincided with its 22nd Foundation Day and 1st Bodong Festival.

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Turn-Over of Agriculture Equipment to 6 Previously Acknowledged MILF Camps

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The Department of Agriculture turned-over agricultural equipment to the farmers of the six acknowledged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps in ARMM on Thursday, 09 February 2017 in Camp Darapanan, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

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OPAPP announces new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission

PASIG CITY—The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Friday announced the new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)—a body that will draft the new Bangsamoro enabling law. The crafting of the law is part of the implementation process of the southern peace pact or the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 2014.

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[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.

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GRP Statement on the JASIG Cancellation Notice to CPP/NPA/NDF

We wish to announce that following the President’s pronouncement of the cancellation of the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) and, per his instructions, the Government of the Philippines (GRP) Panel served to the NDF today the Government’s notice of termination of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG).

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Speech of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza

Army Governance Forum | Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City | 07 February 2017 | Delivered by Assistant Secretary Dickson Hermoso

(Salutations)

Men and women of valor, we now stand at a time when we, thus far, face the toughest hurdle in our peace and development roadmap. Over the weekend, President Duterte declared the cancellation of our peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF), as well as with the two organizations within its broad network—the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA). Given that we ended the third round of talks in Rome, Italy only two weeks ago on a high note, the turn of events unfolded before us may be described as unfortunate to the budding good relations we have with the CPP/NPA/NDF.

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Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on President Duterte’s latest declaration

If there is anyone who passionately dreams of — and works on —bringing about sustainable peace in the land, it is President Duterte. His judgment calls are directed towards this goal.

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