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…)
OPAPRU turns over rice to 495 Friends Rescued in commemoration of Davao Oriental’s insurgency-free anniversary
MATI CITY—In celebration of Davao Oriental’s “insurgency-free” status, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) Eastern Mindanao handed over sacks of rice to 495 Friends Rescued (FRs). (more…)
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…)
Bicol region now on its way to achieving full economic potential as armed conflicts significantly decrease
LEGAZPI CITY, ALBAY– Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. is confident that the Bicol region will be soon realizing its full economic potential after armed conflicts in the region have significantly gone down.
Galvez visited the city on Friday, September 15, to lead the opening of the second leg of the KaPEACEtahan Peace Fair spearheaded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) here at the Bicol University. (more…)
CAMP CRAME, QUEZON CITY (18 September 2023) — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr., on Monday commended the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) significant contributions to the country’s comprehensive peace process.
Galvez led the flag raising ceremony here, as the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) spearheads the celebration of National Peace Consciousness Month with the theme: “Kapayapaan: Responsibilidad ng Bawat Mamamayan.” (more…)
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…)
BAGUIO CITY– A peace marker, made up of decommissioned gun parts coming from 339 firearms turned in by members of the Cordillera Bodong Administration and Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA) as part of their commitment under the 2011 Closure Agreement with the national government, was unveiled here at the grounds of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) on Tuesday, 12 September 2023. (more…)
DAVAO CITY – Good governance will be the key in putting an end to the decades-long communist insurgency in the country, according to Vice President Inday Sara Duterte.
“…there is no ‘one size-fits all’ solution for this problem. I know one thing that could be an essential tool in ending the insurgency problem, and that of good governance,” Duterte said in her remarks during the opening of the Davao Peace Village held here at the SM Mall Davao on Monday, September 11.
OPAPRU holds 3rd Peace Research Conference; focuses on inclusive efforts to building resilient communities and prevent violent extremism
PASIG CITY– Twelve research papers highlighting multi-stakeholder efforts to address the challenges of violent extremism and radicalism were presented during the two-day Peace Research Conference held from September 7 to 8, Friday, in this city. (more…)
Three-day KaPEACEtahan Peace Fair showcases local products from transformed conflict-affected communities
QUEZON CITY, September 6 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) officially opened the three-day KaPEACEtahan Peace Fair on Thursday here at the TriNoMa Activity Center. (more…)