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…)

Bangsamoro peace process anchored on GPH-MILF ‘jointness’ — OPAPP

PASIG CITY — The implementation of the political and normalization tracks of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) is anchored on “jointness between the national government, the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao), and the MILF.” (more…)

OPAPP lauds SUBATRA for helping to enhance BTA’s legislative capacity

BANGSAMORO GOVERNMENT CENTER, COTABATO CITY (5 JULY 2021) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) commended the Support to Bangsamoro Transition (SUBATRA) for helping to enhance the capacity of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to craft key legislation, as well as improve governance systems and processes in the region in support to its transition process. (more…)

Bangsamoro Peace Process in the Time of a Pandemic

PASIG CITY — Amid the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the political and normalization tracks of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) continues to move forward and gain momentum. (more…)

Normalization in the Bangsamoro: Bringing enduring peace and sustainable development to former war-torn communities

LANAO DEL SUR — In his more than three of decades as a Bangsamoro Mujahid (Islamic soldier), Abdul Jalil Maminta, a native of Balindong in Lanao del Sur, never imagined that he would be working side-by-side with the very same people he vowed to destroy. (more…)

PHIC earmarks P58.8-M health coverage for MILF combatants to be decommissioned under Phase 3

PASIG CITY — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) has included in its proposed budget for FY 2022 the enrolment for health insurance premium of 14,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front – Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF BIAF) members who will undergo the third phase of decommissioning. (more…)

National task force disbands 8 private armed groups in Maguindanao and General Santos

QUEZON CITY — The National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups (NTF-DPAGs) has disbanded eight private armed groups operating in the province of Maguindanao and General Santos City within the first two quarters of this year. (more…)

Basilan, Tawi-Tawi eye inclusivity and sustainability in managing program for small arms and light weapons

ZAMBOANGA CITY — The provincial governments of Basilan and Tawi-Tawi are helping to design a program that would encourage the active participation of residents in reducing and managing the number of small arms and light weapons (SALW) in the provinces, and spur socio-development in these areas. (more…)

Int’l peace and development partners throw full support behind Normalization Program for the Bangsamoro

PASIG CITY — The Philippines’ international peace and development partners reaffirmed their strong support to the implementation of the Normalization Program of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) during the launch of the Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund (BNTF) Wednesday, May 19. (more…)

STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IMPLEMENTING PANEL CHAIR AND OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON THE PEACE PROCESS UNDERSECRETARY DAVID B. DICIANO | 09 MAY 2021

This is in response to International Alert Philippines’ press release entitled “Normalization process fails to normalize Mindanao — Alert Philippines” which stated that the normalization process “is in bad shape” and a “complete mess” due to the recent spate of attacks perpetrated by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao. (more…)