PAMANA projects to transform MILF camp to peace and dev’t zone

ILIGAN CITY  (16 September 2020) — About 52 kilometers or a one hour and thirty minute drive from this bustling northern Mindanao city is the town of Munai, Lanao del Norte, where the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Camp Bilal proudly stands. (more…)

OPAPP, DTI, NIA ink MOA to create economic opportunities for former combatants

QUEZON CITY, 11 September 2020 – In the face of the many challenges the country is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government remains steadfast in its commitment to fulfill the agreements contained in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). (more…)

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Protecting civilians in conflict-areas amidst COVID-19

PASIG CITY, (August 12, 2020) – Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) continues to carry out initiatives that aim to address the roots of armed conflict and sustain the gains of peace in the country. (more…)

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…)

Fr. Chito: A peacebuilder who united faiths and cultures

PASIG CITY (JULY 22, 2020) — “It is with deep sadness that today, the country and the world has lost a peacebuilder in the person of Fr. Chito. He was an epitome of spiritual strength amid chaos. His selfless contribution to peacebuilding in Mindanao, especially in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur, will forever be etched in our hearts.” (more…)

Galvez directs peace mechanism to investigate explosion which killed civilians

MAGUINDANAO, BARMM (May 26, 2020) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on Tuesday called for an impartial investigation of the explosion in Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan (DSA), Maguindanao, which claimed the lives of two children and wounded several others, on Sunday (May 24).

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Decommissioning process for 12,000 MILF combatants completed

Old Provincial Capitol, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao (18 March 2020) – Roel Aliasgal, a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) Southern Sulu Provincial Committee, patiently waited for this turn to be processed inside this sprawling government complex that was converted for several months into an assembly and processing area. (more…)

IMT, ceasefire mechanisms keep Bangsamoro peace process on track

Camp Siongco, Awang, DOS, Maguindanao (12 MARCH 2020) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Peace Implementing Panels recognized the invaluable contribution of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) Mindanao Batch 14 to the Bangsamoro peace process as the peacekeeping force completes its year-long tour of duty on Friday, March 13. (more…)

BOL’s implementation remains on track – OPAPP

PASAY CITY, 11 MARCH 2020 – The implementation of Republic Act No. 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the ongoing transition of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) remains on track amidst the challenges being faced by the national and Bangsamoro governments. (more…)

Former MILF combatants undergo training on leadership and good governance

SARANGANI PROVINCE — As the second phase of the decommissioning process for the more than 3,100 Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) members continues, another key component of the normalization track has shifted to high gear. (more…)