Galvez: Health crisis will not prevent government from serving the people

TALAINGOD, DAVAO DEL NORTE (September 29, 2020) — “COVID-19 cannot stop us from serving the people.”

This was underscored by Presidential Peace Adviser Carllito G. Galvez Jr. as he led the groundbreaking ceremony for a Peace Village here that would benefit 125 Ata-Manobo families who had been rescued in the Haran facility and displaced by the armed conflict in the area.

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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…)

Central Luzon Anti-Insurgency Task Force throws full support behind NAP COVID-19 Phase 2

METRO MANILA, (20 July 2020) — The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) in Central Luzon has pledged to fully support the implementation of the second phase of the National Action Plan on COVID-19 (NAP COVID-19). (more…)

Galvez to Communist: Stop the lies, violence in these trying times

PASIG CITY (March 23, 2020) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. urged the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to show humanity in light of the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis in the country. (more…)

OPAPP condemns NPA atrocities amid unilateral ceasefire

PASIG CITY (March 20, 2020)— Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. condemned the communist rebels for the killing of two civilians on the first day the unilateral ceasefire declaration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte took effect. (more…)

DND, DILG, OPAPP ink tripartite MoA to implement PAMANA projects

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY (March 11, 2020) — The Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Agreement to jointly implement 643 high-impact peace and development projects across the country under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program. (more…)

 OPAPP to CPP-NPA: Stop using ‘child-warriors’ to fight your war

PASIG CITY(February 25, 2020) — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. has denounced anew the devious and inhumane tactic of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) of recruiting children and training them to become combatants in a protracted guerilla war that is based on a twisted and outdated Maoist ideology. (more…)

OPAPP condemns NPA ambush on rebel returnee in Sorsogon

PASIG CITY (23 FEBRUARY 2020)— The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process has vehemently condemned the killing of rebel returnee Antonio Benzon, Jr. by members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). (more…)

Catholic Bishops to lead localized peace engagement with communist group in Samar

BORONGAN, Eastern Samar (February 20, 2020) – Top government, church and civil society leaders passed a resolution here on Thursday designating three Catholic bishops to lead localized peace engagements (LPE) with members of the communist group operating in the region.

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CPP-NPA-NDF is now becoming irrelevant – OPAPP

PASIG CITY (February 1, 2020) — The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) is against the government’s plan to intensify the implementation of socio-economic interventions in conflict-ridden communities because the organization is fast losing its clout and relevance, according to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. (more…)