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…)

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…)

Duterte assures returnees of government support

CAMP MACARIO PERALTA, JR., JAMINDAN, CAPIZ (20 September 2019) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte encouraged all returnees to take advantage of the opportunity to start anew and lead a productive life with their families and loved ones following the successful disposition of arms and forces of the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/ Revolutionary Proletarian Army/ Alex Boncayao Brigade – Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG)

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RPA-ABB preps weapons for disposition

CAMP MACARIO PERALTA, JR. JAMINDAN, CAPIZ (8 September 2019) –  Around 300 short and long firearms, and several explosives are currently being inventoried here in the 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, under the command of Major General Dinoh A. Dolina, by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in preparation for the upcoming disposition of arms and forces of the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletariat Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano-Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG). (more…)