Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on his meeting with President Duterte regarding updates on the peace process with some Cabinet members, including Secretaries Silvestre Bello III, Liza Masa, Judy Taguiwalo, and Rafael Mariano at Malacañang

We met with President Duterte until late last night and discussed the directions and possible next steps in our peace engagements with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), the Bangsamoro, the Cordillerans, and the other stakeholders.

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Speech of Irene M. Santiago, Chair, Government Implementing Panel for the GPH-MILF Peace Accord, on behalf of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza during the TJRC Public Launch

TJRC Public Launch
20 February 2017
Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City

Assalamulaikum.  Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.  Greetings to the distinguished guests at the presidential table. My dear friends.

As we were reminded in the beginning of the program, the TJRC was mandated to “undertake a study and recommend to the Panels the appropriate mechanisms to address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro people, correct historical injustices, and address human rights violations and marginalization through land dispossession, towards healing and reconciliation.”  The TJRC was also mandated to “recommend programs and measures that would bring about the reconciliation of the different communities that have been affected by conflict.”

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By | February 20th, 2017|MILF, News|0 Comments

Turn-Over of Agriculture Equipment to 6 Previously Acknowledged MILF Camps

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The Department of Agriculture turned-over agricultural equipment to the farmers of the six acknowledged Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) camps in ARMM on Thursday, 09 February 2017 in Camp Darapanan, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

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By | February 10th, 2017|MILF, Photos|0 Comments

OPAPP announces new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission

PASIG CITY—The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Friday announced the new members of the expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC)—a body that will draft the new Bangsamoro enabling law. The crafting of the law is part of the implementation process of the southern peace pact or the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) on March 2014.

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By | February 10th, 2017|MILF, News|0 Comments

Phil peace process takes global center stage

NEW YORK, USA—The country’s peace and development road map of the Duterte administration took global center stage at the United Nations (UN) in two successive days of separate sessions at the UN General Assembly Headquarters in New York City this week.

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After almost 17 years after all-out-war, GPH and MILF panel chairs set foot again in Camp Abubakar

BARIRA, Maguindanao—It was a historic coincidence indeed as World Bank representative Matthew Stephens noted that, in the 11 year-operation of the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), it is only here that both heads of the peace panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) came together to grace the turnover of MTF projects.

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By | January 21st, 2017|MILF, News|0 Comments

Dureza encourages IP leaders to form advisory council for peace talks

Presidential peace adviser Jesus G. Dureza asked the leaders from different indigenous peoples (IP) groups in the province to come up with an advisory council, which will aid the peace process with different rebel groups in tackling various IP concerns.

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By | January 7th, 2017|MILF, News|0 Comments

BTC members expected to be named by January, says peace adviser

PASIG CITY—President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to name the 21 individuals who will comprise the new and expanded Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) by January next year, according to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza.

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By | December 29th, 2016|MILF, News|0 Comments

PPRD, a President for all – OPAPP official

DAVAO CITY—A top official of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) has said that President Rodrigo R. Duterte does not distinguish between friend or foe and is willing to go to great lengths to push forward the peace process in Mindanao.

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Bangsamoro civil society organizations in Western Mindanao urge Moro leaders to work for the common interest of the Bangsamoro people

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Unity among Moro leaders is a key to advance the common interest of the Bangsamoro people and ultimately bring peace in Mindanao, civil society organizations said.

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By | November 14th, 2016|MILF, MNLF|0 Comments