Duterte Administration will leave behind a legacy of peace – Galvez

PASAY CITY — Major gains have been achieved in the comprehensive Philippine peace process under the leadership of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. (more…)

Government, KAPATIRAN reaffirm commitment to peace; ink agreements to ensure continued peace and development in Aklan

IBAJAY, AKLAN (15 March 2022) – Peace and development must go hand in hand. (more…)

Peace Adviser welcomes Senate’s adoption of House concurrent resolutions granting amnesty to former rebels; urges legislative body to concur with reso giving amnesty to communist rebels

PASIG CITY (26 JANUARY 2022) — Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. welcomed the Senate of the Philippines’ adoption of House Concurrent Resolutions Nos. 12, 13, and 14 granting amnesty to members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), respectively, as he also urged the legislative body to provide its concurrence to Presidential Proclamation 1093, which grants amnesty to members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG). (more…)

The Duterte Administration’s peace agenda: Six years of pushing forward the comprehensive Philippine peace process

DAVAO CITY — In his inaugural address in 2016, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the Filipino people that his “administration is committed to implement all signed peace agreements in step with constitutional and legal reforms.” (more…)

Senate commits to fast-track approval of amnesty concurrence resolution for former rebels

SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES (28 SEPTEMBER 2021) — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, chair of the Senate’s Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation, threw his full support behind Presidential Proclamations Nos. 1090 to 1093 granting amnesty to former rebels. (more…)

Lower House passes resolutions supporting PRRD’s Amnesty Proclamations for former rebels

House of Representatives (25 March 2021) — Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr. lauded the House of Representatives’ Committees on Justice, and National Defense and Security for the passage of House Concurrent Resolutions granting amnesty to members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB), and the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG). (more…)

Philippine peace process has transformed more than 15,000 lives

METRO MANILA, (22 July 2020) — The Duterte administration’s steadfast commitment to honor all signed peace agreements with internal armed groups across the country has led to the transformation of around 15,000 former combatants into peaceful and productive citizens. (more…)

KAPATIRAN gets livelihood assistance as part of socio-econ reintegration

TALISAY CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL/ ILOILO CITY (20 DECEMBER 2019)— The government on Friday turned over cash assistance packages to members of the KAPATIRAN, formerly called the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/ Revolutionary Proletarian Army/ Alex Boncayao Brigade- Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG) as part of the implementation of the peace agreement signed between the two parties. (more…)

KAPATIRAN members join Neg. Occ. week of peace celebrations

KABANKALAN CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (26 November 2019)— As Negros Occidental celebrates its week of peace, residents decided to commemorate it with one of the key stakeholders of the local peace process – the KAPATIRAN. (more…)

Participation of 266 members of CPP-NPA rejectionist group (KAPATIRAN) in community defense unit, proof that local peace engagements works — Sec. Galvez

CAMP GENERAL MACARIO PERALTA, JR., JAMINDAN, CAPIZ (5 November 2019) – Local peace engagements under the Duterte Administration’s Whole-Of-Nation Approach are gaining traction, as revolutionary organizations are giving up armed struggle and returning to the folds of the law. (more…)