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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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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OPAPRU conducts IEC campaign on Transformation Program for MNLF members in Sulu

INDANAN, SULU — Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. flew to this island-province on September 19 to lead the information and education campaign on the Transformation Program for Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) members, their families and communities.

The IEC campaign series is part of the efforts of the Government of the Philippines (GPH), through the Office of the Presidential Adviser for Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU), to ensure accurate information on the Transformation Program are disseminated to the combatants, their families and communities.

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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…)

Govt, MILF, IDB kick start resumption of Phase 3 of decommissioning

SULTAN KUDARAT, MAGUINDANAO (27 September 2022) — The Bangsamoro peace process continues to gain momentum under the Marcos Administration’s banner of unity, as the third phase of the decommissioning process of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members resumed here on Tuesday.

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Major milestones achieved under the Bangsamoro peace process 3 months into Marcos admin’s term – Galvez

DAVAO CITY (21 September 2022) – Less than three months into its term, major milestones have already been achieved under the Marcos administration’s peace agenda for the Bangsamoro.

Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. said President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has shown his resolve to move forward the Bangsamoro peace process with the appointment of the 80-member Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

“True to the call for inclusivity, the new composition of the BTA is composed of representatives from the Moro National Liberation Front’s (MNLF) Misuari and Sema-Jikiri groups, as well as the sons and daughters of top Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders,” Galvez said.

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President Marcos graces BTA inauguration; vows to push forward Bangsamoro peace process under the administration’s banner of unity

COTABATO CITY (15 September 2022) – As part of his administration’s continuing efforts to unite the country’s two major Moro fronts, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. graced on Thursday the inaugural session of the new Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA).

It was a historic moment and a major milestone for the Bangsamoro peace process as the top leadership of the MILF and MNLF – MILF Chairman Ebrahim Murad, MNLF founding chair Nur Misuari sat beside the President in a show of solidarity. Other high-ranking MNLF leaders, including Chairman Muslimin Sema who is also BARMM labor minister, former Deputy Speaker Abdulgani ‘Gerry’ Salappudin, former MNLF Leader, attended the occasion in a show of solidarity.

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Message of Sec. Carlito G. Galvez Jr. for the Commemoration of the 26th Anniversary of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro National Liberation Front | 02 September 2022

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity congratulates the men and women of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) as we commemorate the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement (FPA).

The forging of the FPA was a major turning point and a shining moment in the peace process between the Government of the Philippines and the MNLF.

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Moro leaders support PBBM’s call for unity in Mindanao; vow to work together and push forward the Bangsamoro peace process

DAVAO CITY (21 August 2022) — Heeding President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s call for national unity, the leaders of the country’s top Moro organizations have finally set aside their differences as they vowed to advance the welfare of the Bangsamoro people. (more…)