OPAPRU and Westmincom strengthen collaborative efforts to boost Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)-Management Program

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (June 7, 2024) – The national government’s peace mechanisms are strengthening their partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), particularly under the Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) and other members of the security sector in an effort to more effectively address the proliferation of loose firearms in the Bangsamoro region. (more…)

By |2024-06-14T12:35:18+08:00June 13th, 2024|News|0 Comments

BTA to fast track remaining key legislation before first BARMM regional elections

MANILA — The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) vowed on Tuesday, June 4, to ensure the passage of the remaining priority codes of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government within the year or before the first BARMM regional election is held on May 2025.

Ali Pangalian Balindong, Bangsamoro Parliament speaker, said the body is determined to fast-track the approval of the two remaining codes — Revenue Code and Indigenous Peoples’ Right — before the conduct of next year’s historic political exercise that will establish a duly-elected regional government. (more…)

By |2024-06-07T14:23:11+08:00June 7th, 2024|MILF, News|0 Comments

15 ex-rebels from Agusan del Norte seek amnesty under OPAPRU’s LCT-FISU Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — In a groundbreaking move towards bringing genuine peace, social healing, and reconciliation in Mindanao and across the country, 15 former rebels (FRs) from Agusan del Norte applied for amnesty on Monday, June 3.

The said FRs are the first individuals to formally seek amnesty under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity’s (OPAPRU) Local Conflict Transformation – Field Implementation Support Unit (LCT-FISU) in Mindanao. (more…)

By |2024-06-04T17:53:23+08:00June 4th, 2024|CPP-NPA-NDF, NAC, News|0 Comments

Second Chances and Steady Steps: Decommissioned MILF Combatants Find Peace

“The weight of war, it never leaves you,” confessed 60-year-old former Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatant Lino Camanggo from Mati City, his voice filled with pent up emotion. From the pronounced lines on his face, one could make out a map etched with past hardships. (more…)

By |2024-06-01T16:56:24+08:00June 1st, 2024|MILF, News|0 Comments

Surigao del Norte PLGU, OPAPRU lead launching of Peace Center

PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, SURIGAO DEL NORTE – The Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) led the launching here on Tuesday, May 21, of the of the ‘Dangpanan’ or Peace Center.

The creation of the Peace Center, which is the first to be set up in Surigao del Norte, is an offshoot of the partnership between the Surigao PLGU and the OPAPRU in the implementation of the peace agency’s Transformation Program. (more…)

By |2024-05-25T08:58:18+08:00May 25th, 2024|News, Peoples' Peace Tables|0 Comments

Galvez thanks DBM for releasing P4 Billion in funds for PAMANA projects

PASIG CITY – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) thanked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for releasing P4 billion in funds for the implementation of key projects under its Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program. (more…)

By |2024-05-20T12:04:05+08:00May 20th, 2024|News, PAMANA|0 Comments

BARMM gov’t enters final year of transition; to fasttrack passage of remaining codes

COTABATO CITY (14 MAY 2024) —As the Bangsamoro Parliament opened its third regular session on Tuesday, May 14, it entered the final year of the transition period before the first regular Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) elections are held in 2025. (more…)

By |2024-05-16T08:31:18+08:00May 16th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

Peace adviser welcomes issuance of IRR for PBMM amnesty proclamations

PASIG CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. welcomed the National Amnesty Commission’s (NAC) issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the amnesty proclamations that were officially adopted by the body on March 14, 2024.

“We congratulate the NAC for releasing the IRR for Amnesty Proclamation Nos. 403, 404, 405, and 406 that were issued by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. We are very pleased with this development,” Galvez said.

“With the issuance of the IRR, former rebels who have turned away from armed struggle and laid down their arms will be able to complete their normalization and transition to mainstream society as peaceful, productive and law-abiding citizens,” he noted. (more…)

By |2024-05-15T07:51:09+08:00May 15th, 2024|NAC, News|0 Comments

BARMM, transforming into “The land of promises fulfilled”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (08 MAY 2024) — The national government hailed the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) as an emerging commercial and investment hub, and is turning into “the land of promises fulfilled.”

This was the consensus during the 18th Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) meeting held here on Wednesday, May 8, wherein the socioeconomic gains achieved by the BARMM over the years were lauded and attributed to the activation of seven mechanisms under the body. (more…)

By |2024-05-13T17:49:26+08:00May 13th, 2024|MILF, MNLF, News|0 Comments

PBBM to Bangsamoro people: Vote in the BARMM elections to preserve the gains of the CAB

BARIRA, MAGUINDANAO DEL NORTE (29 April 2024) — President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. urged the residents of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) on Monday to vote in the forthcoming BARMM regional elections in May 2025, the first to be held in the BARMM. (more…)

By |2024-05-07T08:52:25+08:00May 7th, 2024|News|0 Comments
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