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…)

DND, DILG, OPAPP ink tripartite MoA to implement PAMANA projects

CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY (March 11, 2020) — The Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) signed Tuesday a Memorandum of Agreement to jointly implement 643 high-impact peace and development projects across the country under the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program. (more…)

Davao del Norte provincial gov’t, OPAPP provide assistance to Haran victims

TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE –- Davao del Norte Governor Edwin Jubahib and Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. led the turn-over here on Friday (Feb. 13) of immediate assistance packages to six indigenous peoples (IP) families who were rescued by the Davao del Norte provincial government from the Haran facility in Davao City early this month. (more…)

OPAPP, DSWD turn over 300 PAMANA-funded housing units to DavNor IP communities

BRGY. GUPITAN, KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE — Three hundred housing units and a multi-purpose tribal center were turned over to residents of indigenous peoples communities here through the national government’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program. (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…)

Empowering communities through infrastructure

BRGY. MACASANDAG, PARANG, MAGUINDANAO (August 20, 2019)  — Infrastructure boosts incomes, creates more and better economic opportunities, and empowers communities.

This is becoming a reality for the residents of this agriculture-based barangay after receiving a Level III Water Supply System under the national government’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) initiative. (more…)

Dureza urges Surigao del Norte rebels to return to civilian life

Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, August 28, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today urged local rebels here to stop fighting so that development can continue in the area. (more…)

Dureza: BOL to benefit everyone

Magpet, Cotabato, August 13, 2018 — Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said the recently-passed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will benefit not just certain groups or sectors but all those who desire peace and development in Mindanao. (more…)