36th Sipat tribute to pay homage to fallen ‘heroes’

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – Forged on September 13, 1986, the commemoration of the historic Mt. Data Peace Accord on Tuesday will pay homage to departed community leaders and combatants of the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA) according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU).

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LPE through NTF-ELCAC is the most effective way of dealing with the communist insurgency — Galvez

PASIG CITY– Localized peace engagements (LPE) under the National Task Force to End Local Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) have proven to be the most effective way of addressing the decades-long communist insurgency, according to Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. (more…)

Respected Kalinga peace builder passes away

TINGLAYAN, KALINGA – Pedro Magannon Abbacan Sr., a recognized Kalinga pangat (respected elder) was a key figure in the historic signing of the Mount Data Peace Accord. He passed away on July 12 at the age of 89. (more…)

Duterte Administration will leave behind a legacy of peace – Galvez

PASAY CITY — Major gains have been achieved in the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. (more…)

OPAPRU, DA, educational institutions ink MOA to create ‘army’ of entrepreneurs in Cordillera

BAGUIO CITY — The peace process between the Philippine government and the Cordillera Bodong Administration – Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) continues to gain momentum. (more…)

Message of Sympathy of  Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr. Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity On the passing of Mayor Gabino Ganggangan | 30 January 2022

On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity, I extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sadanga, Mt. Province Mayor Gabino Ganggangan who joined our Creator on Saturday, January 29. (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…)

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…)

Philippine Peace Process milestones take center stage in Pre-SONA Forum

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY — Over the past five years, the Duterte Administration has been relentless in pushing forward the comprehensive Philippine peace process and realizing the commitments made by the national government under all signed peace agreements. (more…)