OPAPP Eyes Creation of National Peace Institute for Constituency Peacebuilding

PASIG CITY — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. proposed the creation of a ‘National Peace Institute’ that will enable the agency to further strengthen and expand its peace constituency-building efforts with the academes, civil society organizations (CSOs), vulnerable sectors, national line agencies, and international peace partners. (more…)

P1.7 Billion Earmarked for Peace-Promoting Programs

Davao de Oro (February 14, 2020) – The Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), together with its partner line agencies, will implement P1.7-billion worth of projects this year which aim to uplift the well-being of people residing in conflict-affected communities throughout the country. (more…)

Cordilleran joint committee envisions an insurgent-free region by 2022

BAGUIO CITY, (16 December 2019) – The Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Committee (JEMC) composed of representatives from the national government and Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA), now known as “KA-BODONG,” unanimously declared their desire to free the Cordillera Region from the threat of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and other lawless elements. (more…)

Cordi peace accord reflects success of localized peace engagements

BAGUIO CITY, (23 November 2019) – The ongoing peace process between the national government and the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) is a testament of the successful implementation of localized peace engagements (LPE) under the Whole-Of-Nation approach. (more…)

Coordinating Committee to be established to sustain gains of Cordi peace process

PASIG CITY, 04 October 2019 — To sustain the gains of the Cordillera peace process, the national government in partnership with a former revolutionary group based in the region are in the process of creating a Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Committee (JEMC), according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (more…)

Decommissioning of former combatants, healing in conflict-affected areas highlight Peace Month celebration

MANILA, September 27, 2019 – The decommissioning of non-state combatants and their weapons, and the social healing being carried out in conflict-affected areas in some parts of the country took center stage during the month-long celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month. (more…)

CPLA Elders joined hands with AFP and OPAPP during Peace Month Celebration in Cordillera

GAMU, Isabela, September 17, 2019 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the former revolutionary group based in the Cordillera have agreed to create a Joint Evaluation and Monitoring Committee (JEMC) that will keep track of the progress made in the implementation of the peace agreements signed by the parties. (more…)

Dureza stresses importance of inclusivity in peace, dev’t projects

PASIG CITY, September 19, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today emphasized the need for peace and development programs to benefit not just a few people but the entire community. (more…)

Cordillera Autonomy Bill among government’s top priorities

PASAY CITY, September 15, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on Thursday reiterated the Duterte administration’s commitment to pursuing autonomy for the Cordillera Region. (more…)

Dureza urges Cordillerans to ‘make noise’ for autonomy

MANILA CITY, August 11, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza  urged the people of the Cordilleras to “continue to make noise” in order to get the attention they need for the creation of the Autonomous Region of the Cordillera (ARC). (more…)