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…)

More than five thousand MILF combatants successfully decommissioned this year

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO — As the year ends, 5,250 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants have been decommissioned under the first part of the third phase of the decommissioning process. (more…)

National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups neutralizes 14 lawless groups; exceeds 2021 Normalization target

PALAWAN (10 December 2021) — The National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups (NTF-DPAGs) has successfully disbanded 14 PAGs operating in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Region 12, exceeding its initial target of five PAGs for this year. (more…)

Galvez meets with Bangsamoro security forces, leaders; eyes signing of peace covenant for safe, honest, orderly elections

COTABATO CITY (8 December 2021) — The national government’s top peacemaker flew to this Central Mindanao city to meet with the region’s stakeholders and rally their continued support behind the Bangsamoro peace process and the observance of safe, orderly and peaceful elections next year. (more…)

GPH-MILF Peace Implementing Panels, IDB, kickstart Phase 3 of decommissioning process of MILF combatants and their weapons

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO (08 November 2021) — The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped the Bangsamoro peace process from gaining momentum, as the third phase of decommissioning of 14,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF) combatants and their weapons kicked off here on Monday. (more…)

Peace adviser lauds PRRD, Congress and Senate for passage of law extending Bangsamoro Government’s transition period

Local leaders to pledge honest, peaceful elections

PASIG CITY (1 NOVEMBER 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. lauded President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for signing of Republic Act 11593 which postpones next year’s Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) elections. (more…)

National task force disbands 13 private armed groups, rallies support of stakeholder behind peacekeeping efforts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (29 October 2021) — A national task force tasked to neutralize lawless elements has disbanded thirteen private armed groups operating in Regions 9-12 and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). (more…)

Nagpa-dekomisyon para sa pamilya, mga anak: Kwento ng pagbabago at pag-asa

PARANG, MAGUINDANAO — Giyera, armas, at tila walang katapusan na kaguluhan — ito ang buhay na kinagisnan ni Datucan Othman Marangit, tubong Barira sa probinsya ng Maguindanao. (more…)

Senate commits to fast-track approval of amnesty concurrence resolution for former rebels

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES (28 SEPTEMBER 2021) — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, chair of the Senate’s Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, threw his full support behind Presidential Proclamations Nos. 1090 to 1093 granting amnesty to former rebels. (more…)