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…)

Symbolic destruction of CBA-CPLA firearms signify firm commitment to genuine peace in the Cordillera

CAMP BADO DANGWA, LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET, (23 October 2020) — The whirring sound of speed cutters slicing through metal reverberated across this sprawling camp on Friday. 

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Philippine peace process has transformed more than 15,000 lives

METRO MANILA, (22 July 2020) — The Duterte administration’s steadfast commitment to honor all signed peace agreements with internal armed groups across the country has led to the transformation of around 15,000 former combatants into peaceful and productive citizens. (more…)

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…)