15 ex-rebels from Agusan del Norte seek amnesty under OPAPRU’s LCT-FISU Mindanao

DAVAO CITY — In a groundbreaking move towards bringing genuine peace, social healing, and reconciliation in Mindanao and across the country, 15 former rebels (FRs) from Agusan del Norte applied for amnesty on Monday, June 3.

The said FRs are the first individuals to formally seek amnesty under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity’s (OPAPRU) Local Conflict Transformation – Field Implementation Support Unit (LCT-FISU) in Mindanao. (more…)

By |2024-06-04T17:53:23+08:00June 4th, 2024|CPP-NPA-NDF, NAC, News|0 Comments

Peace adviser welcomes issuance of IRR for PBMM amnesty proclamations

PASIG CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. welcomed the National Amnesty Commission’s (NAC) issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for the amnesty proclamations that were officially adopted by the body on March 14, 2024.

“We congratulate the NAC for releasing the IRR for Amnesty Proclamation Nos. 403, 404, 405, and 406 that were issued by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. We are very pleased with this development,” Galvez said.

“With the issuance of the IRR, former rebels who have turned away from armed struggle and laid down their arms will be able to complete their normalization and transition to mainstream society as peaceful, productive and law-abiding citizens,” he noted. (more…)

By |2024-05-15T07:51:09+08:00May 15th, 2024|NAC, News|0 Comments

OPAPRU does not condone anomaly on cash grants for decommissioned MILF combatant transitional cash aid; to initiate an investigation

PASAY CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., on Tuesday, February 20, said the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU), which oversees the implementation of the country’s comprehensive peace process, does not condone any anomaly in the implementation of the decommissioning process for former combatants of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Galvez made this statement after three decommissioned MILF combatants aired their complaints to Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada and Galvez before the conduct of the Senate hearing on the decommissioning process called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-29T13:12:22+08:00February 29th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Amnesty, final step in the transformation journey of former revolutionaries

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., underscored on Tuesday, February 6, the importance of granting amnesty to members of revolutionary groups who have committed crimes in pursuit of their political beliefs.

“Amnesty does not only extinguish criminal liability for the acts committed by these former rebels. It creates a path toward their full transformation and enables them to return to mainstream society,” Galvez said during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation. (more…)

By |2024-02-07T05:07:22+08:00February 7th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez: No corruption in MILF decommissioning process

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. vehemently denied on Tuesday, February 6, that there is corruption involved in the decommissioning process of Moro Islamic Liberation (MILF) combatants.

This developed as Galvez reported on the status of implementation of the MILF decommissioning process during a hearing called for by the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace Unification and Reconciliation.

“Don’t tell us we’re corrupt,” the peace adviser told Senator Raffy Tulfo during the hearing, which aimed to shed light on why there has been a delay in the implementation of the decommissioning process.

“We take serious offense in what Senator Tulfo said because there is absolutely no truth to that malicious, baseless allegation. To accuse us of such is an affront not only against our agency but also to the decommissioned combatants as well,” he said at the sidelines of the hearing. (more…)

By |2024-02-06T18:23:49+08:00February 6th, 2024|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Galvez lauds HoR for adopting resolutions granting amnesty to former rebels

PASIG CITY — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on Friday, December 15, lauded the House of Representatives for approving four House Concurrent Resolutions (HCR) that grant amnesty to former rebels. (more…)

By |2023-12-16T18:39:57+08:00December 16th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Senate finance committee approves proposed Php 7 billion budget for OPAPRU for FY 2024

PASAY CITY – The Senate Committee on Finance (Subcommittee “C”) chaired by Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa approved during its budget hearing on Wednesday, September 20, the proposed Php 7 billion budget of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) and the National Amnesty Commission (NAC).

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By |2023-09-22T11:59:05+08:00September 22nd, 2023|NAC, News, OPAPRU, PAMANA|0 Comments

Local, int’l peace partners very happy with President’s SONA, says chief peace adviser

PASAY CITY – Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. shared during the 2023 Post-State of the Nation Address (SONA) Discussions that “most of our peace partners are very happy particularly when [the President] announced the proclamation of amnesty.”

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By |2023-08-11T15:15:23+08:00July 27th, 2023|NAC, News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Marcos administration committed to roll out Amnesty Program for former rebels

PASIG CITY – The National Amnesty Commission (NAC) is determined to fast track the implementation of the Philippine government’s Amnesty Program for qualified members of revolutionary organizations. (more…)

By |2023-10-24T14:31:51+08:00July 21st, 2023|NAC, News|0 Comments

National Amnesty Commission, NBI sign MOA to facilitate amnesty applications of FRs

PASAY CITY (16 May 2023) – The national government is determined to help former rebels (FRs) fully reintegrate into mainstream society and rebuild their lives as peaceful and productive citizens of society.

This, as the National Amnesty Commission (NAC) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which aims to fast track the amnesty applications of FRs.

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By |2023-05-17T17:35:52+08:00May 16th, 2023|CPP-NPA-NDF, MILF, MNLF, NAC, News, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments
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