Duterte Administration will leave behind a legacy of peace – Galvez

PASAY CITY — Major gains have been achieved in the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. (more…)

Smooth, orderly NAPOLCOM qualifying exam held for 11,000 MILF, MNLF members who wish to gain entry into the PNP

COTABATO CITY (30 May 2022) — “Napakasaya ko po na isa ako sa mga nabigyan ng oportunidad na makapag-exam kasi matagal ko narin pong pangarap maging pulis. Pero financially, mahirap kaya ‘di ako nakapag-aral maging pulis. Kahit hindi tayo pulis ay tumutulong naman tayo sa community. Pero mas lalo tayong mas makakatulong pa pag ganap na tayong pulis.”

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OPAPRU joins MNLF Community in celebrating Iftar in Maguindanao

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, MAGUINDANAO — A delegation from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) led by Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr.  joined members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in an Iftar here on Friday at the MNLF’s Camp Ibrahim Sema. (more…)

Entry of MNLF, MILF members into the PNP: A major leap in achieving long-lasting peace in Mindanao

COTABATO CITY —- From former warriors to peacekeepers. (more…)

GPH-MNLF Confidence-Building Subcommittee holds first meeting; underscores trust, confidence and cooperation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY– The Government of the Philippines – Moro National Liberation Front (GPH-MNLF) Coordinating Committee’s Confidence-Building Subcommittee held its first meeting here on Thursday, March 25, as part of the body’s efforts to fulfill the commitments made under the 1996 GPH-MNLF Final Peace Agreement (FPA).

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Galvez lauds improved security stability in Sulu; OPAPRU lays groundwork to help transform former combatants, camps into peaceful, resilient communities

JOLO, Sulu, March 18, 2022 – The security situation in this island province has significantly improved over the years, creating an environment where all sectors can closely work together to help transform Moro combatants, their families, and communities, according to Presidential on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. (more…)

Peace Adviser welcomes Senate’s adoption of House concurrent resolutions granting amnesty to former rebels; urges legislative body to concur with reso giving amnesty to communist rebels

PASIG CITY (26 JANUARY 2022) — Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. welcomed the Senate of the Philippines’ adoption of House Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 12, 13, and 14 granting amnesty to members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), respectively, as he also urged the legislative body to provide its concurrence to Presidential Proclamation 1093, which grants amnesty to members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG). (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)