GPH-MILF sign statement of commitment signifying full, continued commitment to Bangsamoro peace process

MANILA — The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) inked a statement of commitment signifying the parties’ full support for the continued implementation of peacebuilding and development interventions under the Normalization Program of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). (more…)

No more crawling in the jungle: Former rebels now enjoy ‘unrestrained’ life’ after laying down arms

BALER, AURORA — Pedro and Marshall (not their real names) were forced to live as nocturnals when they were still members of the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTG) based in this province. (more…)

ICCMN highlights milestones in Bangsamoro peace process; body vows to sustain peacebuilding, dev’t efforts 

MALACANANG, MANILA –  The Inter-Cabinet Cluster Mechanism on Normalization (ICCMN) has enabled the Duterte Administration to push forward the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) amidst the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (more…)

OPAPRU leads formulation of Healing and Reconciliation Framework and Process for Indigenous Peoples

DAVAO CITY — At first glance, the figure looks like an octopus, with its multi-colored tentacles extending outward in all directions and giving birth to more tentacles that snake across the page. (more…)

OPAPRU holds virtual learning exchange between ASEAN-Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and Philippine Higher Education Institutions

DAVAO CITY — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), through its Knowledge Management and Peace Institute Service (KMPIS), spearheaded a virtual learning exchange between the ASEAN-Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (A-IPR) and Philippine Higher Education Institutions on June 6. (more…)

OPAPRU convenes peace champions from HEIs to strengthen culture of peace in academe

DAVAO CITY – As part of its efforts to promote the culture of peace among higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) conducted a Community of Practice (CoP) planning session here in this city. (more…)

Nat’l, BARMM Inter-governmental body presents accomplishments to PRRD

MANILA – Members of the Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) presented their Second Progress report to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, as they thanked him for fully supporting the Bangsamoro peace process. (more…)

OPAPRU honors International peace partners for supporting peace and dev’t  in Mindanao 

PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER – As part of its continuing peace constituency-building efforts, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) held an International Peace Partners’ Forum on Friday, June 17. (more…)

OPAPRU welcomes PH’s improved ranking in Global Peace Index 2022; PH one of 5 countries with ‘largest improvements’ worldwide

PASIG CITY, Philippines – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity is pleased with the Philippines’ improvement in the Global Peace Index 2022, moving up four notches to 125th place out of 163 countries. (more…)