STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IMPLEMENTING PANEL CHAIR AND OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON THE PEACE PROCESS UNDERSECRETARY DAVID B. DICIANO | 09 MAY 2021

This is in response to International Alert Philippines’ press release entitled “Normalization process fails to normalize Mindanao — Alert Philippines” which stated that the normalization process “is in bad shape” and a “complete mess” due to the recent spate of attacks perpetrated by the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao. (more…)

STATEMENT OF CONDEMNATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER SEC. CARLITO G. GALVEZ, JR. ON THE RECENT SPATE OF ATTACKS PERPETRATED BY THE BIFF IN THE PROVINCE OF MAGUINDANAO | 09 May 2021

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process condemns in the strongest terms the series of attacks carried out by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), the latest of which occurred yesterday in the town of Datu Paglas in Maguindanao.

This brazen assault on communities while our Muslim brothers and sisters are observing the holy month of Ramadan shows the true nature of the BIFF — it does not hold anything sacred, and will not hesitate to use armed force to promote their distorted ideology.

Clearly, the group’s only intention is to sow violence, anger and division among the Bangsamoro people. And as residents face the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, these attacks further heighten their sense of fear, distrust and insecurity.

We must not allow these incidents to happen. They are not only attacks against our people and their communities, but are a direct assault against the basic principles that govern a democratic, lawful and peace-loving society.

And we can only do this if we are united as a people. We would therefore like to call on all sectors of society to come together and confront this menace that is before us. Regardless of our tribe or religion, we are all in this together.

The best way to defeat these terror groups is to make their cause irrelevant, especially among those who support them. We therefore need to create an environment where sustainable development and long-lasting peace can take root.

History has shown us that armed struggle cannot resolve the issues confronting the Bangsamoro. It is only by laying down our arms and engaging in peaceful dialogue that we shall be able to uplift the lives of the people whom we profess to fight for.

Our agency is closely monitoring the situation on the ground and is coordinating with the security sector to ensure that these incidents are prevented at all costs and residents are kept safe and secure.

We would like to assure our countrymen that the government will exert all efforts necessary so that these peace spoilers will not succeed, and make them realize that such attacks will not dampen our collective resolve to bring just and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro.

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STATEMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES IMPLEMENTING PANEL CHAIR OPAPP UNDERSECRETARY DAVID B. DICIANO ON THE SERIES OF ATTACKS PERPETUATED BY THE BIFF IN MAGUINDANAO | Sunday, 09 May 2021

The Government Implementing Panel on the GPH-MILF Peace Accord strongly condemns the series of armed attacks perpetuated by the BIFF in Maguindanao as this is an outright offense and violation of the Bangsamoro people’s right to collective security especially during this holy month of Ramadan. (more…)

Message of Presidential Peace Adviser, National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar  Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. on the observance of the Holy Month of Ramadan 2021 | 13 April 2021, 01 Ramadan 1442 AH

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you.

Ramadan Mubarak! (more…)

MENSAHE NI PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER, NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19 CHIEF IMPLEMENTER, AT VACCINE CZAR SEC. CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR. BILANG PAGGUNITA SA ARAW NG KAGITINGAN | 09 APRIL 2021

Sa harap ng napakaraming pagsubok na dulot ng krisis pangkalusugang ito, ang ating mga tinaguriang bagong bayani ay araw-araw na sinusuong ang panganib para patuloy na makapagbigay ng mahahalagang serbisyo sa ating mga kababayan.

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Message of Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. For the 53rd Anniversary of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) March 18, 2021

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh! (Peace be upon you and God’s mercy and blessings)

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MESSAGE OF  PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER SECRETARY CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR.  ON THE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S MONTH 2021 | 08 March 2021

Greetings of peace!

As we celebrate National Women’s Month, I would like to commend all our women peacebuilders, peacekeepers and peace advocates who have been our key partners in moving forward the Philippine’s comprehensive peace process. (more…)

MESSAGE OF PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER CARLITO GALVEZ JR. ON THE BANGSAMORO FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATION | 21 JANUARY 2021

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu!
On behalf of the men and women of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), I would like to congratulate the Bangsamoro Government as you celebrate your second foundation anniversary.

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Message of the Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. On the Passing of Deputy Chief Minister Abdul “Cong” R. Sahrin Member, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Batch 300 | 20 January 2021

It is with deep sadness that we bid our last respects to one of the beacons of peace in Muslim Mindanao, our Brother Abdul “Cong” R. Sahrin, deputy chief minister for the island provinces of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

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MESSAGE OF PRESIDENTIAL PEACE ADVISER AND NATIONAL TASK FORCE AGAINST COVID-19 CHIEF IMPLEMENTER CARLITO G. GALVEZ JR. ON THE PASSING OF MMDA CHAIRMAN DANILO LIM | 07 January 2021

On behalf of the men and women of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 NIC-EOC, we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim who passed away yesterday.

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