INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE OF THE PEACE PROCESS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IMPLEMENTING PANEL
  • Sectoral leaders unite to support BBL

    Sectoral leaders unite to support BBL

    Stakeholders and various sectoral leaders aired their strong support for the immediate passage and ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law during the Cotabato leg of the joint public consultation of the House of Representatives on [...]

  • BBL will ‘significantly’ lower terror threat in Mindanao – Galvez

    BBL will ‘significantly’ lower terror threat in Mindanao – Galvez

    ISABELA CITY, Basilan – The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and its eventual ratification will redound to a more peaceful Mindanao as this will address the root causes of the armed conflict, a [...]

  • BBL first before federalism

    BBL first before federalism

    BONGAO, TAWI-TAWI ­– President Rodrigo Roa Duterte assured the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be prioritized before the shift to a federal form of government is carried out, said Presidential Peace Adviser [...]

  • Senators commit peace and prosperity for Sulu through BBL

    Senators commit peace and prosperity for Sulu through BBL

    JOLO, Sulu -  Senators are one in saying that the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will usher better economic opportunities and will end the decades-old armed conflict. “We all want peace. We want [...]

  • Sulu stakeholders call for BBL passage

    Sulu stakeholders call for BBL passage

    JOLO, Sulu - Members of the civil society groups here are pushing for the enactment of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), saying this will answer their long-drawn aspirations for peace in Mindanao. “We are pushing [...]

  • Dureza: Let’s give BBL a chance

    Dureza: Let’s give BBL a chance

    JOLO, Sulu - Presidential Peace Adviser Secretary Jesus G. Dureza urged officials here to rally behind the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which is being pushed by the Duterte administration. “Let's give this [...]

  • BTC’s BBL is a more improved version – Dureza

    BTC’s BBL is a more improved version – Dureza

    Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza lauded the Bangsamoro Transition Commission’s draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law as an inclusive and “more improved version” compared to the previous versions of the bill. In the hearing [...]

  • Retired SC chief justice affirms BBL’s constitutionality

    Retired SC chief justice affirms BBL’s constitutionality

    Retired Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. affirms the stance of his fellow Constitution framers that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission's (BTC) version of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is constitutional during the 6th Senate public hearing held [...]

  • BBL has no constitutional infirmities – retired SC justice

    BBL has no constitutional infirmities – retired SC justice

    PASAY CITY – “I was pleasantly surprised when I went over the four bills, precisely to look at possible constitutional infirmities, and I could not find any,” affirmed retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Adolfo Azcuna [...]

  • Salita’t Siyasat Peace Conversation: A meeting of the minds

    Salita’t Siyasat Peace Conversation: A meeting of the minds

    DAVAO CITY---It was a “face-off.” A friendly face-off, that is. For three hours, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza took the “hot seat,” as he engaged senior high school students of the Ateneo de Davao [...]

  • BBL, key to prevent another Marawi crisis

    BBL, key to prevent another Marawi crisis

    MARAWI CITY – Bangsamoro Transition Commission Chairman Ghazali Jaafar together with Senators Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, Risa Hontiveros, JV Ejercito and Bam Aquino expressed strong hope that the passage of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law will put [...]

  • Local executives, IPs, CSOs and Christian groups call for passage of BBL

    Local executives, IPs, CSOs and Christian groups call for passage of BBL

    COTABATO CITY – Local executives from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Christian groups, Indigenous Peoples (IPs), and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) convened today to declare their support for the passage of the proposed [...]

  • New Bangsamoro Basic Law Constitutional – BTC

    New Bangsamoro Basic Law Constitutional – BTC

    The Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) assured the Senate Tuesday morning that the proposed BTC draft of Bangsamoro Basic Law is aligned with the 1987 Constitution after former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr. raised some provisions of the bill that need some refinements. […]

  • Huntahan sa Kapayapaan: BBL forum with the media

    Huntahan sa Kapayapaan: BBL forum with the media

    The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, mounted the second instalment of its series of media briefings called “Huntahan sa Kapayapaan” today in Pasig City to give updates on the progress of [...]

  • Marawi rehab efforts continue following typhoon onslaught

    Marawi rehab efforts continue following typhoon onslaught

    ILIGAN CITY – Despite the onslaught of Typhoon Vinta in Mindanao, rehabilitation efforts for Marawi trudges onward with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), [...]

  • Former rebel fighter becomes catalyst of peace and development

    Former rebel fighter becomes catalyst of peace and development

    COTABATO CITY – Israpil Samaya, 61, has been a “mujahid” for more than half of his life. “I almost died during an encounter with government forces,” Samaya recalls, as he points to his disfigured thigh that [...]

  • Senators call to hasten the work for the passage of the Bangsamoro law

    Senators call to hasten the work for the passage of the Bangsamoro law

    MANILA – Senators led by chairman of the subcommittee on Bangsamoro Basic Law, Juan Miguel Zubiri called for a hearing Wednesday morning to discuss the provisions of the proposed law. Present during the hearing are [...]

  • OPAPP continues social healing, holds solidarity event with IDPs

    OPAPP continues social healing, holds solidarity event with IDPs

    ILIGAN CITY – In celebration of the season of hope, love and peace, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), partnered with Duyog Marawi, to spread the spirit of Christmas to [...]

  • GPH-MILF implementing panels reaffirm steadfast commitment to peace process

    GPH-MILF implementing panels reaffirm steadfast commitment to peace process

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA---They came to sign agreements and ended up strengthening their partnerships. This is what happened when representatives from the Implementing Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation [...]

  • GPH – MILF JOINT STATEMENT AND SIGNED DOCUMENTS

    GPH – MILF JOINT STATEMENT AND SIGNED DOCUMENTS

    DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT HERE 2017-12-14 GPH-MILF Panels Joint Statement.pdf by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on Scribd DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT HERE 2017-12-14 Revised Implementing Guidelines of Joint Communique May 6 2002.pdf by Office [...]

  • MIPLA-BTC Peace Conversations: A meeting of the minds

    MIPLA-BTC Peace Conversations: A meeting of the minds

    DAVAO CITY – It was their third time to face each other. This time, the mood was more jovial and relaxed. They exchanged wide smiles and firm handshakes. During their first encounter at a local [...]

  • Bangsamoro women leaders and stakeholders beef up Transitional Justice agenda

    Bangsamoro women leaders and stakeholders beef up Transitional Justice agenda

    MAKATI CITY – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), various government agencies, civil society, academe, international development organizations, and Bangsamoro women leaders continue proactive approaches to the [...]

  • OPAPP, UNDP close deal for stronger ties in peacebuilding

    OPAPP, UNDP close deal for stronger ties in peacebuilding

    The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a Government Cost-Sharing (GCS) Agreement on 7 December 2017 in a bid to strengthen initiatives for [...]

  • Caraga peace advocates renew calls for lasting peace in the region

    Caraga peace advocates renew calls for lasting peace in the region

    BUTUAN CITY – Peace advocates from Caraga culminated the Mindanao Week of Peace with renewed calls for peace despite the intensified communist aggression and the looming threat of violent extremism in the region at Big [...]

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency strengthens ties with the Philippine Government towards peace building

    Japan International Cooperation Agency strengthens ties with the Philippine Government towards peace building

    Japan International Cooperation Agency’s chief representative for the Philippines, Mr. Susumo Ito, vowed for stronger and continuous partnership with the Philippine Government towards inclusive and sustainable peace and development in Mindanao in a forum called [...]

  • ‘Men of peace’ push for BBL’s passage

    ‘Men of peace’ push for BBL’s passage

    PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, SARANGANI PROVINCE – One is a governor, the other a peace worker and the last, a rebel leader. Though differing in beliefs and ideologies, they sat side by side, exchanging light banter and [...]

  • International Monitoring Team assures GPH-MILF ceasefire is intact

    International Monitoring Team assures GPH-MILF ceasefire is intact

    The International Monitoring Team (IMT), GPH-MILF Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (GPH-MILF CCCH) and Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) continue proactive approaches in ensuring that the ceasefire mechanism [...]

  • OPAPP, CHED recognize graduates of study grant for Bangsamoro

    OPAPP, CHED recognize graduates of study grant for Bangsamoro

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Moro graduates from batches 2013-2017 were acknowledged during the recently held Bangsamoro Graduates’ Assembly on 28 to 29 November 2017. The ceremony is in line with the government’s extended financial support to [...]

  • President Duterte bats for ‘inclusive’ Bangsamoro Law

    President Duterte bats for ‘inclusive’ Bangsamoro Law

    MAGUINDANAO - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is pushing for an all-inclusive Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), which will not only address the historical injustices committed against the Moro people in Mindanao but also include the rights [...]

  • Sec. Dureza to Sultanates: Be agents of social healing

    Sec. Dureza to Sultanates: Be agents of social healing

    DAVAO CITY – “Can we break these walls of exclusivity?” This was the question raised by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza among datus, sultans, imams and other Muslim and Christian leaders attending the 2nd International [...]