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…)

OPAPP, DND turn over housing units to IPs affected by armed conflict

TALAINGOD, DAVAO DEL NORTE — It was a dream come true for members of this indigenous people’s tribe who will finally have their own homes, and an emotional occasion for everyone attending the momentous affair. (more…)

Camps Transformation: An inclusive path to development in the Bangsamoro

Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao (16 October 2020) — The heavy downpour the night before made the already rugged terrain in this highland village even more challenging to traverse. After more than half an hour of carefully navigating the cliff lining the rain-soaked mountain range, the team finally reached Sitio Bagong, Barangay Kabingi, home of the Tedurays, the highland tribe of Maguindanao. 

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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…)

OPAPP, DSWD turn over 300 PAMANA-funded housing units to DavNor IP communities

BRGY. GUPITAN, KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE — Three hundred housing units and a multi-purpose tribal center were turned over to residents of indigenous peoples communities here through the national government’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program. (more…)

Mindanao’s youth IP leaders pledge support to ‘Whole-Of-Nation’ Approach

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (June 15, 2019) — Representatives to a gathering of young indigenous peoples (IP) leaders from across Mindanao threw their support behind the implementation of the Duterte Administration’s “Whole-Of-Nation” Approach under Executive Order No. 70. 

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Mindanao’s IP youth leaders converge under Whole-Of-Nation Approach

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (June 13, 2019) More than 200 IP youth leaders from across Mindanao gathered here Wednesday to attend the Mindanao Indigenous Peoples’ Youth Peace Assembly. (more…)

Dureza: Lumad can play a key role in peacebuilding

MARILOG DISTRICT, DAVAO CITY, October 25, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza highlighted the crucial role of local tribal members in peacebuilding, particularly in resolving situations of conflict in their communities. (more…)

Champions weave aspirations for peace

PASIG CITY, October 02, 2018 – Knitting together the collective aspirations of peace from different stakeholders, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) unveiled on Friday its “Peace Quilt” in Davao City. (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…)