Duterte reaffirms commitment to complete rehabilitation of Marawi City

CITY OF MARAWI (16 October 2021) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reaffirmed the national government’s steadfast commitment to rehabilitate this once war-torn city and bring its residents back to their homeland. (more…)

Nagpa-dekomisyon para sa pamilya, mga anak: Kwento ng pagbabago at pag-asa

PARANG, MAGUINDANAO — Giyera, armas, at tila walang katapusan na kaguluhan — ito ang buhay na kinagisnan ni Datucan Othman Marangit, tubong Barira sa probinsya ng Maguindanao. (more…)

Statement of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. Presidential Peace Adviser On Receiving COA and AGAP’s Outstanding Audit Performance Award | 30 September 2021

On behalf of the men and women of The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, we thank the Commission on Audit and the Association of Government Accountants of The Philippines for choosing our agency as among 2020’s Outstanding Audit Performance Awardees. (more…)

Senate commits to fast-track approval of amnesty concurrence resolution for former rebels

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES (28 SEPTEMBER 2021) — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, chair of the Senate’s Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, threw his full support behind Presidential Proclamations Nos. 1090 to 1093 granting amnesty to former rebels. (more…)

From rebels to peacebuilders: Stories of transformation in the Cordillera peace process

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION — “Gusto kong mag-NPA (New People’s Army) kasi masama ang loob ko dahil pinapahirapan nila kaming opposition ng Chico Dam (Project). Kaya gusto kong mag-NPA kasi nasa kamalayan namin na maghiganti. Gusto ko talagang ilaban itong Chico River noon”. (more…)

Message of Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., Presidential Peace Adviser, Vaccine Czar, and NTF Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer for the International Day of Peace | 21 September 2021

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, and the National Task Force Against COVID-19, joins the international community in the celebration of International Day of Peace. (more…)

OPAPP clarifies “PhP1-Million” socioecon package for decommissioned MILF combatants; agency’s recalibrated normalization fund presented

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES (15 September 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. clarified that the PhP 1 million earmarked for each of the decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) combatants is the estimated monetary value of the socioeconomic package they are meant to receive. (more…)

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Senate Committee on Finance, Sub-Committee “C” approves OPAPP budget; throws full support behind agency’s peacebuilding efforts

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, (16 September 2021) — The Senate’s Committee on Finance, Sub-Committee “C” approved on Wednesday the proposed budget of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) amounting to PHP 4.7 billion for fiscal year 2022. (more…)

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Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. For OPAPP’S 28th Year Anniversary | 15 September 2021

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “The only constant in life is change.” We could not agree more. Change is unavoidable. Nothing can be done to stop it. We only have two choices: accept change or get swept away in its powerful current. (more…)