Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. For OPAPP’S 28th Year Anniversary | 15 September 2021

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “The only constant in life is change.” We could not agree more. Change is unavoidable. Nothing can be done to stop it. We only have two choices: accept change or get swept away in its powerful current. (more…)

Galvez opens National Peace Consciousness Month celebration; says PH peace process remains on track

QUEZON CITY (01 September 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. assured Filipinos that despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the comprehensive Philippine peace process continues to move forward. (more…)

OPAPP: Transforming former combatants into agents of peace and dev’t

PASIG CITY (September 30, 2020) – At the heart of the Duterte Administration’s Peace and Development Agenda is the ongoing transformation of more than 15,000 former combatants and insurgents into peaceful and productive civilians.

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Former revolutionary leaders express solidarity and commitment to peace process as OPAPP celebrates 26th anniversary

PASAY CITY (30 September 2019) — In a historic moment, former revolutionary leaders, active and retired military officials, along with members of the diplomatic corp and peace advocates gathered here to make a collective call for enduring and sustainable peace throughout the country during the culmination of the National Peace Month celebration and the 26th Anniversary of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) on Monday. (more…)

Civic groups, LGUs vow to pursue sustainable peace in Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO, September 30, 2019 – Sustaining peace is a shared responsibility.

This was the central theme during the “Mindanao Peace Forum” organized by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro East Urban and Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines in line with the celebration of International Day of Peace on Friday. (more…)

Decommissioning of former combatants, healing in conflict-affected areas highlight Peace Month celebration

MANILA, September 27, 2019 – The decommissioning of non-state combatants and their weapons, and the social healing being carried out in conflict-affected areas in some parts of the country took center stage during the month-long celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month. (more…)

OPAPP highlights gains of Bangsamoro peace process as country celebrates Peace Consciousness Month

QUEZON MEMORIAL CIRCLE, QUEZON CITY (2 September 2019)– The ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the establishment of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) top the list of the Duterte Administration’s achievements as the country celebrates National Peace Consciousness Month. (more…)

Champions weave aspirations for peace

PASIG CITY, October 02, 2018 – Knitting together the collective aspirations of peace from different stakeholders, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) unveiled on Friday its “Peace Quilt” in Davao City. (more…)

National Peace Consciousness Month: Stories of hope, courage, and peace-building

DAVAO CITY (October 1, 2018) — For 15 young members of the Ata Manobo tribe, the culmination program of National Peace Consciousness Month on September 28 was both a day of celebration and of mourning. (more…)

OPAPP to lead culmination of Peace Consciousness Month in Davao

DAVAO CITY, September 27 – A peace concert, the unveiling of a peace quilt, and a motorcade are just some of the activities lined for the celebration to culminate the month-long observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month in this city on Friday. (more…)