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

Whole-of-society approach, key to Zambo del Sur’s insurgency-free status

PAGADIAN CITY — Zamboanga del Sur celebrated on Sunday, April 21, its third year of being declared as “insurgency-free,” which is a testament to the effectiveness of the whole-of-society effort to finally put an end to the communist rebellion in the province. (more…)

By |2024-04-23T13:26:07+08:00April 23rd, 2024|CPP-NPA-NDF, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU does not condone anomaly on cash grants for decommissioned MILF combatant transitional cash aid; to initiate an investigation

PASAY CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., on Tuesday, February 20, said the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), which oversees the implementation of the country’s comprehensive peace process, does not condone any anomaly in the implementation of the decommissioning process for former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Galvez made this statement after three decommissioned MILF combatants aired their complaints to Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada and Galvez before the conduct of the Senate hearing on the decommissioning process called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-29T13:12:22+08:00February 29th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Peace adviser meets with Northern Luzon Command; vows to intensify the implementation of the Transformation Program for former rebels

CAMP AQUINO, TARLAC CITY — In a bid to push forward the Marcos administration’s peace and security agenda in the region, top officials of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) met with the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ brigade commanders in Northern Luzon here on Thursday, February 15, this city. (more…)

By |2024-06-11T17:03:32+08:00February 17th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, News|0 Comments

Amnesty, final step in the transformation journey of former revolutionaries

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., underscored on Tuesday, February 6, the importance of granting amnesty to members of revolutionary groups who have committed crimes in pursuit of their political beliefs.

“Amnesty does not only extinguish criminal liability for the acts committed by these former rebels. It creates a path toward their full transformation and enables them to return to mainstream society,” Galvez said during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-07T05:07:22+08:00February 7th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez: No corruption in MILF decommissioning process

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. vehemently denied on Tuesday, February 6, that there is corruption involved in the decommissioning process of Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) combatants.

This developed as Galvez reported on the status of implementation of the MILF decommissioning process during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation.

“Don’t tell us we’re corrupt,” the peace adviser told Senator Raffy Tulfo during the hearing, which aimed to shed light on why there has been a delay in the implementation of the decommissioning process.

“We take serious offense in what Senator Tulfo said because there is absolutely no truth to that malicious, baseless allegation. To accuse us of such is an affront not only against our agency but also to the decommissioned combatants as well,” he said at the sidelines of the hearing. (more…)

By |2024-02-06T18:23:49+08:00February 6th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez: 2023, a very fulfilling year for the PH peace process

MANILA – Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. described 2023 as a “banner year” for the comprehensive Philippine peace process, which is a testament of the Marcos administration’s unwavering commitment to realizing its peace agenda for the nation. 

“Major milestones have been achieved in the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the Marcos administration’s Five-Point Peace, Reconciliation and Unity agenda,” Galvez highlighted in his year-end meeting with OPAPRU executives and personnel.  (more…)

By |2023-12-28T19:45:53+08:00December 28th, 2023|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, Marawi, MILF, MNLF, NAPWPS, NAPWPS, News, OPAPRU, PAMANA, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez lauds HoR for adopting resolutions granting amnesty to former rebels

PASIG CITY — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on Friday, December 15, lauded the House of Representatives for approving four House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) that grant amnesty to former rebels. (more…)

By |2023-12-16T18:39:57+08:00December 16th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Peace Adviser: No preconditions for future peace discussions with CPP-NPA-NDFP

PASIG CITY, December 1, 2023 – In the spirit of goodwill, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., reminded the supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines, New People’s Army and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDFP) not to set any preconditions that will derail the upcoming peace discussions between the national government and the communist group.

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By |2023-12-27T20:57:10+08:00December 1st, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, News|1 Comment

Statement of Sec. Isidro L. Purisima, Acting Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity on the recent CTG attack in Las Navas, Northern Samar

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) vehemently condemns the attack carried out by the communist terrorist group in Brgy. Magsaysay, Las Navas, Northern Samar on June 3. (more…)

By |2023-06-06T14:33:33+08:00June 6th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, News|0 Comments
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