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

Sec Galvez: Building on the momentum of the comprehensive peace process

MANILA — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) shall continue to build on and sustain the momentum of the peace gains achieved in 2023.

This, as Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. thanked and commended OPAPRU personnel for the crucial role they have played in achieving the major milestones in the comprehensive Philippine peace process in the past year.

In his remarks during the OPAPRU’s first New Year’s Call monthly General Assembly on Monday, January 8. Galvez emphasized the need for the agency to reach out to the Filipino people and actively involve them in the peacebuilding process.

“Mahalaga ang ginagawa [natin] para maging matahimik at mapayapa ang bayang Pilipinas”, he said. (more…)

By |2024-01-08T21:52:36+08:00January 8th, 2024|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Galvez: 2023, a very fulfilling year for the PH peace process

MANILA – Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. described 2023 as a “banner year” for the comprehensive Philippine peace process, which is a testament of the Marcos administration’s unwavering commitment to realizing its peace agenda for the nation. 

“Major milestones have been achieved in the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the Marcos administration’s Five-Point Peace, Reconciliation and Unity agenda,” Galvez highlighted in his year-end meeting with OPAPRU executives and personnel.  (more…)

By |2023-12-28T19:45:53+08:00December 28th, 2023|CBA-CPLA, CPP-NPA-NDF, Marawi, MILF, MNLF, NAPWPS, NAPWPS, News, OPAPRU, PAMANA, RPM-P/RPA/ABB|0 Comments

Seven Nat’l, Bangsamoro Intergovernmental Body mechanisms now established, as BARMM economy gains momentum

DAVAO CITY – The seven mechanisms under the National Government – Bangsamoro Government Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) have been established and are now working in full swing.

This was highlighted during the 16th IGRB meeting held on Thursday, November 9, this city.

These IGR mechanisms include the Philippine Congress-Bangsamoro Parliament Forum (PCBPF); Intergovernmental Fiscal Policy Board (IFPB); Joint Body for the Zones of Joint Cooperation (JBZJC); Intergovernmental Infrastructure Development Board (IFPB); Intergovernmental Energy Board (IEB); and Bangsamoro Sustainable Development Board (BSDB); and the Council of Leaders. (more…)

By |2023-11-11T09:35:06+08:00November 11th, 2023|MILF, MNLF, News, OPAPRU, Partners for Peace|0 Comments

PH, Colombia exchange best practices in implementation of peace process

PASAY CITY – A Colombian delegation headed by Ambassador of Colombia to the Philippines Marcela Ordóñez shared on Monday, November 6, their country’s best practice and successes, as well as challenges in the implementation of its peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as Fuerza Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC). (more…)

By |2023-12-27T20:55:41+08:00November 8th, 2023|MILF, MNLF, News, OPAPRU, Partners for Peace|0 Comments

Congress passes Php 7B ‘peace investment budget’ of Marcos admin

QUEZON CITY (26 September 2023) — The House of Representatives (HOR) on Tuesday, September 26, approved the proposed Php 7 billion “peace investment budget” of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) for fiscal year 2024 during the HOR’s budget deliberation.

The OPAPRU, led by Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr., was not interpellated nor questioned during the deliberation, which lasted for only two minutes. (more…)

By |2023-09-28T13:10:17+08:00September 28th, 2023|News, OPAPRU|0 Comments

Mainstreaming peace: OPAPRU briefs Information Officers on enhanced messaging of NTF-ELCAC

DAVAO CITY—The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) Eastern Mindanao briefed members of Davao del Norte’s Information Officers Network (ION) on Friday, September 21, to increase their understanding of the recalibrated messaging strategy of the National Task Force to Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). (more…)

By |2023-09-26T14:47:47+08:00September 26th, 2023|OPAPRU, Peace Month|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

OPAPRU honors dedicated peace workers, as agency celebrates 30 years of peacebuilding

PASAY CITY — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) celebrated its 30th founding anniversary on Tuesday, September 19 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), this city.

The occasion marked three decades of peacebuilding, peacekeeping, and peacemaking for the agency. (more…)

By |2023-09-21T10:38:22+08:00September 21st, 2023|News, OPAPRU, Peace Month|0 Comments

Cordillera peace accord legacy lives on 37 years later

BAUKO, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE — The legacy left by those who were behind the ‘Sipat’ Mount Data peace accord in the Cordillera will continue to live on in the hearts and minds of the people thirty-seven years after its signing.

This was the assurance given by representatives from line agencies, local government units (LGUs), private sector, civil society, peace advocates and locals during the 37th anniversary of the forging of the Sipat here at the Mt. Data Hotel on Wednesday, September 13. (more…)

By |2023-09-15T15:02:10+08:00September 15th, 2023|CBA-CPLA, News, OPAPRU, Peace Month|0 Comments