Message of Secretary Carlito G Galvez, Jr. for the Mindanao Week of Peace 2022 Celebration

The men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) join all of you, our fellow peace builders, peace advocates and peace workers, as you celebrate the Mindanao Week of Peace with the theme “Harnessing our Peace Efforts: Towards Solidarity.”

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OPAPRU continues relief efforts in storm-stricken MILF, MNLF communities in Mindanao

MATANOG, MAGUINDANAO (21 November 2022) — To augment the national government’s disaster relief efforts in provinces affected by Typhoon Paeng in the Bangsamoro region and neighboring areas, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) continued the distribution of assistance packages to victims.

The OPAPRU’s relief operations are focused on Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) communities that were severely hit by the typhoon.

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Statement of Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on decommissioning process of the MILF combatants

The implementation of the decommissioning process of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces is guided by the roadmap of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro specifically in the Annex on Normalization, which is agreed by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and MILF.

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Philippine Congress, Bangsamoro Parliament convene for historic legislative forum

SOFITEL, PASAY CITY — The Philippine Congress – Bangsamoro Parliament Forum convened for the first time here on Tuesday, marking another milestone in the implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).

The meeting was led by Inter-Governmental Relations Body (IGRB) co-chairs, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)  Minister of Basic, Higher, and Technical Education Mohagher Iqbal.

The Philippine Congress was represented by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and House Speaker Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez. Members of the Bangsamoro Parliament, Senators, and members of the House of Representatives were also in attendance. (more…)

GPH, AFP, MILF-BIAF vow to strengthen coordination and cooperation in sustaining peace, dev’t in Basilan

ISABELA CITY, BASILAN (14 November 2022) — Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Carlito G Galvez, Jr. looked on as LtC. John Ferdinand Lazo, commanding officer of the 64th Infantry Battalion, and Commander Huram Malangka of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front-Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (MILF-BIAF) shook hands and embraced each other, with both men agreeing to closely coordinate and maximize existing peace mechanisms to avoid the outbreak of hostilities and protect the island-province of Basilan from lawless elements.

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Govt, MILF sign ceasefire agreement in Basilan

UNGKAYA PUKAN, BASILAN (10 November 2022) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday, putting an end to armed hostilities between government troops and MILF forces.

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NAC convenes to finalize IRR of Amnesty Program for former rebels

PICC, PASAY CITY — The National Amnesty Commission (NAC) convened here on Tuesday to finalize the draft of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Amnesty Program for former rebels.

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Milestones under normalization track, ‘fruits of labor’ of GPH and MILF — OPAPRU

DAVAO CITY (25 October 2022) — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) emphasized that the shared responsibility of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has been the key in ensuring the successful implementation of the normalization track under the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).

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GPH-MILF Peace Panels, AFP turn over JPST station; activate JPST in Lanao del Sur

MAGUING, LANAO DEL SUR — Peace and security efforts in the province continue to be strengthened as the Government of the Philippines and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Peace (GPH-MILF) Implementing Panels turned over a Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) facility here as well activated another JPST in the province. 

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OPAPRU holds wreath offering ceremony to honor peace exemplars

TAGUIG CITY — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) led on Friday a wreath offering ceremony here to pay tribute to the country’s peace champions. (more…)