OPAPRU awards Gawad Kapayapaan Highest Distinction Award to nation’s peace champions

PASAY CITY, 29 September 2023 – To culminate the celebration of this year’s National Peace Consciousness Month (NPCM), the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) held its Gawad Kapayapaan Highest Distinction Award, which recognized individuals and an organization that have dedicated their efforts in strengthening the foundations of peace in the country.

These outstanding individuals included former Executive Secretary Eduardo R. Ermita, Aklan Gov. Florencio “Joeben” Tumbocon Miraflores, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The Highest Distinction Award aims to recognize individuals, groups, peace partners, and stakeholders who have played a crucial role in bringing a just and lasting peace in the country. (more…)

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National gov’t agencies commit full support to mainstreaming peace education in the country

QUEZON CITY, 27 September 2023 – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Department of Education (DEPED) expressed their full support in mainstreaming peace education in barangays, and in basic and higher learning institutions during the 2nd National Peace Education Summit held in this city from September 26 to 27, 2023. (more…)

By |2023-09-29T12:00:26+08:00September 29th, 2023|News, Peace Education, Peace Month|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

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…)

By |2023-09-22T07:39:16+08:00September 22nd, 2023|News, Peace Month|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

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…)

By |2023-09-20T11:05:47+08:00September 20th, 2023|News, Peace Month|0 Comments

Peace adviser lauds PNP’s contributions to comprehensive PH peace process

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…)

By |2023-09-20T10:33:07+08:00September 18th, 2023|News, Partners for Peace, 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

Peace marker made of decommissioned gun parts from former Cordi rebels unveiled in Baguio

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…)

By |2023-09-14T10:52:31+08:00September 14th, 2023|CBA-CPLA, News, Peace Month|0 Comments

VP Sara: Good governance, key to ending communist insurgency

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.

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By |2023-09-14T10:46:17+08:00September 14th, 2023|News, Peace Month|0 Comments
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