The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) recognizes the importance of establishing networks and institutionalizing the setting up of democratic safe spaces for civil society organizations (CSOs) to participate in peacebuilding and good governance. Working closely with the CSOs will allow a deep understanding of local situations, as well as ensure that programs and projects are based on the current contexts and dynamics on the ground.

The OPAPRU, intensifying its social healing and peacebuilding efforts especially in peace and development focus areas (formerly called the conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable communities) and in mobilizing and facilitating people’s active participation in the peace process, grassroots CSOs have been encouraged to apply for accreditation to be qualified implementers of OPAPRU projects and programs.

In line with this, the ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY is renewing its Civil Society Organization (CSO) accreditation with the OPAPRU as an implementer of OPAPRU’s projects/programs/activities:

Name of CSO Ateneo De Davao University
CSO Highest Officials 1)    Fr. Joel E. Tabora, S.J., University President

2)    Jeremy Saracanlao Eliab, Executive Vice President

3)    Romulo Vinci Rada Bueza, Assistant to the President for External Affairs

CSO Address E. Jacinto Street, 8016 Davao City
Nature of Services Basic and Tertiary Education, Spiritual Formation
Advocacies Peacebuilding, Social Justice, Quality Education

We are encouraging the public to submit a sworn report of any derogatory record or complaints against the CSO applicant addressed to: EXEC. DIR. ANDRES S. AGUINALDO, JR, Chair of the Committee on CSO Accreditation, 5th Floor OPAPru, Agustin I Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The OPAPRU’s Committee on CSO Accreditation shall be accepting any derogatory report against the applicant within seven (7) calendar days ONLY from the posting of this Notice.

By |2024-05-21T09:46:48+08:00May 21st, 2024|Official Issuances, Resources|0 Comments

Joint Statement of the GPH-MILF Peace Implementing Panels

The Peace Implementing Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) successfully completed their 34th meeting on 10 February 2024 in Pasig City, with the Parties achieving substantial headways on pertinent components of the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB).


By |2024-02-11T23:31:04+08:00February 11th, 2024|Statements|0 Comments

Joint Statement of MPs Amir Mawallil and Ras Mitmug

February 22, 2024 will commemorate our five-year anniversary as members of the interim Bangsamoro Government. It has been half a decade since we pledged our commitment to serve in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority.

The strides that the Government’s peace negotiations have made, including the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law, would not have happened if not for the stakeholders who sacrificed and dedicated their time and efforts to making this a solid reality.

One of these people is Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., whose integrity has been proven above reproach in his efforts to help us build a strong and autonomous Bangsamoro region. Sec. Charlie, as we fondly call him is an ally and a friend of the people of the Bangsamoro.

He has consistently demonstrated his sincerity in pursuing peace in Mindanao. Despite the challenges we have faced, Sec. Charlie has been a steadfast advocate for peace, tirelessly working towards the realization of our aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous Bangsamoro.

His integrity as a public servant is beyond reproach, and his sincerity in pursuing peace has never wavered.

As we commemorate the fifth anniversary of our tenure in the interim Bangsamoro Government, let us reaffirm our commitment to peace and development in Mindanao.

By |2024-02-14T08:41:41+08:00February 9th, 2024|Resources, Statements|0 Comments


The men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity join the members of the Muslim faith as you observe Al-Isra Wal Mi’raj. This sacred occasion holds deep significance, reminding us of the remarkable journey that Prophet Muhammad took from Al-Masjid Al-Haram (Makkah) to Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa.

May this occasion be a time of personal introspection. Let us be inspired by the Prophet’s journey, as we promote peace, mutual understanding, and compassion within our communities and beyond. His example teaches us the importance of kindness, tolerance, and respect for one another amidst our cultural and religious differences.

As we reflect on the lessons from Al-Isra Wal Mi’raj, let us reaffirm our commitment to fostering harmony, friendship and goodwill among everyone. Let us go beyond our personal interests and reach out to our neighbors, especially those who are most in need, and help them in whatever way we can. Let us be the tide that lifts all boats.

May this blessed occasion serve as a reminder of the virtues of peace, solidarity, and goodness that lie at the core of the Islamic faith. Let us embrace these principles and apply them in our daily lives so that we can create a world where all people can live in dignity, harmony, and mutual respect.

We wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a joyous Al-Isra Wal Mi’raj that is filled with blessings, peace, and spiritual enlightenment. ###

By |2024-02-14T08:35:32+08:00February 8th, 2024|Resources, Statements|0 Comments


We, the people, stand in solidarity with the Administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. in its call for unity and advocacy for the betterment of our nation. As we face various challenges and uncertainties, it is imperative for us to come together as one cohesive unit, working towards a common goal of progress and development.

President Marcos Jr. has demonstrated unwavering commitment to addressing the pressing issues that our country is grappling with. His leadership and vision for a prosperous and inclusive society have resonated with many of us, inspiring hope and optimism for a brighter future. Under his administration, there is a renewed sense of purpose and determination to tackle the complex problems that have hindered our nation’s growth.

We believe that unity is essential in achieving sustainable development and fostering a more harmonious society. By standing together, we can overcome the obstacles that lie ahead and create lasting positive change for the benefit of all Filipinos. We support the Administration’s efforts in fostering inclusivity and providing equal opportunities for all, regardless of background or status.

The Qur’an, instructs believers to hold firmly to the rope of Allah and not become divided (Surah Al-Imran, 3:103). This divine guidance serves as a timeless reminder for us to uphold unity and togetherness in all aspects of our lives, including our national governance. President Marcos Jr. has exemplified a strong commitment to national unity and has continuously called upon all Filipinos to work together for the betterment of our nation.

We pledge our unwavering support to the Administration of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romaldez Marcos Jr. as we work hand in hand towards a more prosperous and united Philippines. Let us stand together, united in our advocacy for a better tomorrow.

Thank you,

(sgd.) MP Michael E. Midtimbang

By |2024-02-14T21:05:40+08:00February 7th, 2024|Resources, Statements|0 Comments


When we, as Filipinos, are united, there is peace, development and prosperity. But when we, as a people, are divided, there is instability, underdevelopment and disorder.

Let us therefore turn away from any call or movement that aims to destabilize our beloved nation, especially to separate Mindanao from the rest of the country.

For one, this call for separation is anathema to the letter and spirit of the Philippine Constitution, which is the bulwark of our nation’s identity as a people.

Second, it goes against the principles of a country which is already benefiting and enjoying from the dividends of the comprehensive peace process that has put an end to decades of armed conflict in Mindanao.

As Filipinos, let us therefore continue supporting the Marcos administration’s peace, reconciliation and unity agenda. The dividends of peace are upon us and are now being felt by everyone.

The members of these former revolutionary groups are now playing an active part in nation-building. They are helping the national government promote genuine peace and sustainable development in the Bangsamoro through inclusive, people-centered moral governance.

Mindanao has already shed its image as a land of volatility, violence and armed struggle. It has now become a symbol of hope, mutual understanding and solidarity, and most of all, a shining example that good things come to those who choose the path of peace.

We cannot afford to go back to square one. We must learn our lessons from the past and apply these to all aspects of our life as peace-loving citizens. Let us always choose peace and remain united, as it is the only way to move forward as one people and one nation.###

By |2024-02-14T08:38:32+08:00February 2nd, 2024|Resources, Statements|0 Comments

Galvez: PH Gov’t has solid plan to complete MILF decommissioning process

PASIG CITY – Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on Thursday, October 12, gave the assurance that the national government has a concrete plan to implement the decommissioning process for Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) combatants. (more…)

By |2023-10-12T10:16:30+08:00October 12th, 2023|MILF, News, Statements|2 Comments
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