INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE OF THE PEACE PROCESS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GRP PANEL
  • Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on the cancellation of backchannel talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF

    Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza on the cancellation of backchannel talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF

    I am announcing the cancellation of backchannel talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF originally set within the next few days in Europe due to recent developments involving attacks done by the NPAs. The situation on the ground [...]

  • 10 Reds pardoned

    10 Reds pardoned

      President Rodrigo Duterte has granted pardon to 10 communist rebels, most of whom had been imprisoned for more than 10 years, just days after the head of the government peace panel (GRP) announced peace [...]

  • OPAPP statement on recent NPA attacks in Mindanao

    OPAPP statement on recent NPA attacks in Mindanao

    There were several recent serious offensives in Mindanao and elsewhere in the country allegedly done by CPP/NPA/NDF forces that further fuel the public's doubt on whether it is still worthwhile to continue the peace negotiations [...]

  • Rebels in the list immune from arrest, surveillance

    Rebels in the list immune from arrest, surveillance

    MANILA (21 June) – The updated list of National Democratic Front (NDF) rebels and consultants covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantee (JASIG) was recently deposited in The Netherlands, according to Philippine [...]

  • GRP panel wants review case of detained bishop

    GRP panel wants review case of detained bishop

    The Philippine government (GRP) peace panel is asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the process for the immediate release of a Protestant bishop who was arrested along with an alleged high-ranking rebel leader [...]

  • Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on recent NPA attacks

    Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on recent NPA attacks

    "Since the latest statements of the National Democratic Front and the government to mutually refrain from taking offensive operations against each other cover only Mindanao, and since there is yet no mutually agreed bilateral ceasefire [...]

  • GRP statement

    GRP statement

    We welcome the recent statement of the National Democratic Front (NDF) reaffirming its support to the Philippine government’s fight against Maute, Abu Sayyaf,  Ansar al-Khalifah Philippines (AKP) groups and other terrorist organizations wreaking havoc in [...]

  • OPENING STATEMENT OF PEACE ADVISER JESUS G. DUREZA – Fifth Round of Peace Talks

    OPENING STATEMENT OF PEACE ADVISER JESUS G. DUREZA – Fifth Round of Peace Talks

    5th Round of Formal Talks GRP – NDFP 27 May 2017
 | Noordwijk Aan Zee
The Netherlands WHILE WE HAVE GONE THIS FAR AND THE FILIPINO PEOPLE ARE ROOTING/SUPPORTING US, THERE ARE CHALLENGES THAT WE MUST [...]

  • ‘Weed out disinformation’ – Dureza to media

    ‘Weed out disinformation’ – Dureza to media

    MANILA CITY –  “It is now  very important that our media organizations take the special effort of weeding out what is disinformation, what is propaganda and what is the truth,” appealed Presidential Peace Adviser Sec. [...]

  • Cordillera leaders call for GRP-NDF permanent ceasefire

    Cordillera leaders call for GRP-NDF permanent ceasefire

    The top local executives and civic leaders of the Cordilleras today ended their historic joint meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) with an appeal to both the [...]

  • CASER first before end of hostilities

    CASER first before end of hostilities

    Signing of a comprehensive agreement on social economic reforms triggers discussion on ceasefire, and eventually end of hostilities and disposition of forces. BAGUIO CITY – “CASER is the trigger mechanism that would lead to the [...]

  • Advance in talks elates Norway

    Advance in talks elates Norway

    Government of Norway extended its congratulations to the negotiating panels of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front (NDF) for moving ahead in seeking an end to the armed conflict following the signing of an [...]

  • Joint Statement on the Successful Fourth Round of Formal Talks between the GRP and NDF

    Joint Statement on the Successful Fourth Round of Formal Talks between the GRP and NDF

    Joint Statement on the Successful Fourth Round of Formal Talks Between the GRP and NDF a Apr 2017 by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on Scribd DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT HERE

  • Interim Joint Ceasefire clarified

    Interim Joint Ceasefire clarified

    Secretary Dureza emphasized that THERE IS NO CEASEFIRE IN PLACE YET until enforceable grounds rules are agreed upon by the Parties. […]

  • Closing Message of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on the occassion of the Closing Ceremony of the Fourth Round of Peace Talks

    Closing Message of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on the occassion of the Closing Ceremony of the Fourth Round of Peace Talks

    6 April 2017 | Noordwilk Aan Zee, The Netherlands We conclude today the fourth round of talks in exuberance knowing that it has contributed immensely to the quest for an enduring peace for our people. By this common ground, we forged yesterday an agreement on the Interim Joint Ceasefire. This is a significant milestone in the peace process given the divide that has characterized it for decades. Let this Interim Ceasefire progress towards a permanent one. […]

  • Closing Statement on the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER)

    Closing Statement on the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER)

    The Parties agree to conclude the unfinished distribution of land and do this for free for the landless and poor farmers, farm workers, and fisherfolk, with just compensation to owners. The immediate focus is the distribution of the remaining balance of the lands for distribution under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARL). […]

  • Camarines Norte bridge project opens, brings relief to citizens

    Camarines Norte bridge project opens, brings relief to citizens

    CAMARINES NORTE – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) together with Provincial Local Government Units (PLGU) in Camarines Norte is conducting a one week turn-over activities of completed PAMANA projects in the province. These are the road projects in the municipalities of Mercedes, Basud, Labo and Santa Elena, including a Bridge in Caayunan, Basud. […]

  • Joint ceasefire deal sealed

    Joint ceasefire deal sealed

    NOORDWIJK AAN ZEE – The panels of the government and the National Democratic Front on Wednesday sealed an agreement on an interim joint ceasefire leading to a comprehensive settlement of the 48-year insurgency. Both parties [...]

  • Opening statement of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza on the Fourth Round of Peace Talks

    Opening statement of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza on the Fourth Round of Peace Talks

    Opening statement of Secretary Jesus G. Dureza on the Fourth Round of Peace Talks 3 April 2017 | Radisson Blue Palace Hotel, Noordijk, The Netherlands (Greetings and thanks to the Norwegian host, the CPP/NPA/NDF, the government panel, guests, media and participants.) It is the wish of President Duterte to achieve a lasting, sustainable and principled peace. Today we witness history. The talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF panel has never gone this far before. In this 4th round of peace talks, we shall tackle the heart and soul of the peace process, the Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER). […]

  • Opening Statement of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Chairman, GRP Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF, on the occasion of the Fourth Round of Talks between the GRP and NDF

    Opening Statement of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Chairman, GRP Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF, on the occasion of the Fourth Round of Talks between the GRP and NDF

    Opening Statement of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, Chairman, GRP Panel for Peace Negotiations with the CPP/NPA/NDF, on the occasion of the Fourth Round of Talks between the GRP and NDF 3 April 2017 | Radisson Blue Palace Hotel, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Together with the Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus G. Dureza, and my Panel members, I earnestly welcome this Fourth Round of Peace Talks with extraordinary hope despite the challenges before our peace process. Our discussion in the following days may prove to be difficult and exacting given the diversity of the positions taken by the Parties on the issues at hand. But we will not waiver from the task we embraced when we decided to restore in August last year the peace talks from its five-year impasse. We shall not fall into indifference that beset the past negotiations. […]