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)


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…)

Gov’t, RPA/ABB sign peace deal annex, condemn NPA atrocities

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY JULY 25, 2019 — In the face of continued armed threats coming from former comrades, members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG) or KAPATIRAN have reaffirmed their unequivocal commitment to peace. 


Galvez condemns CPP-NPA attack on settlement community

BRGY. LOCOTAN, KABANKALAN CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (May 9, 2019) – Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. vehemently condemned the attack carried out yesterday by around 30 members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in a settlement area here, killing two members and injuring three members Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade – Tabara Padua Group (RPA-ABB-TPG) who entered into a peace agreement with the government. 


Galvez: Peace agreement with RPA-ABB, a model for localized peace engagements

Jamindan, Capiz, March 26, 2019 –  Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. underscored on Tuesday that the government’s agreement with the Rebolusyonaryong Partido Ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade-Tabara Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA-ABB-TPG) is a successful example of the localized peace engagements being advocated by the government. 


Whole-of-Nation approach to resolve decades of insurgency

Jamindan, Capiz March 25, 2019 – Ending decades of communist insurgency and attaining inclusive and sustainable peace in the country can be achieved through the concerted efforts of national and local government agencies, local government units, sectoral groups, and the military, Armed of Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. said on Monday.


GRP Panel to be reconstituted for holistic localized peace engagements

PASIG CITY, March 20, 2019 – The termination of appointments of the members of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) Negotiating Panel will pave the way for the creation of an inclusive panel that will supervise localized peace engagements, Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday.


OPAPP to provide assistance to RPA-ABB members and former NPA rebels

Bacolod City, March 16, 2019 – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) will be providing around Php 500 million worth of livelihood and social protection assistance to former members of the Revolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) and their families as part of its efforts to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace in the region.

According to Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. during his visit to Negros Occidental last March 8, the assistance package will include social protection programs, capacity development, livelihood and employment assistance, housing assistance and financial assistance to former combatants and their families.

“We are committed to help former combatants in their transformation to productive and normal civilian lives. We want them to feel the dividends of peace,” he said. (more…)

Dureza talks peace with Filipinos in New York

MANILA, April 27, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza showcased the inclusive approach of the government in peacebuilding during a briefing with the Filipino community at the Philippine Consulate in New York City yesterday. (more…)

Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on his meeting with President Duterte regarding updates on the peace process with some Cabinet members, including Secretaries Silvestre Bello III, Liza Masa, Judy Taguiwalo, and Rafael Mariano at Malacañang

We met with President Duterte until late last night and discussed the directions and possible next steps in our peace engagements with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF), the Bangsamoro, the Cordillerans, and the other stakeholders.