INTRODUCTION
TIMELINE OF THE PEACE PROCESS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IMPLEMENTING PANEL
  • Bangsamoro youth leaders commit to peacebuilding

    Bangsamoro youth leaders commit to peacebuilding

    COTABATO CITY, September 21, 2018 - "We want to contribute in the Bangsamoro once it is established so that the legislators can see that the youth have a place in all this.” This was the [...]

  • Dureza stresses importance of inclusivity in peace, dev’t projects

    Dureza stresses importance of inclusivity in peace, dev’t projects

    PASIG CITY, September 19, 2018 - Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today emphasized the need for peace and development programs to benefit not just a few people but the entire community. “It is very [...]

  • OPAPP lauds exchange programs’ role in peacebuilding

    OPAPP lauds exchange programs’ role in peacebuilding

    DAVAO CITY, September 17, 2018 -- The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) said international exchange programs have been instrumental not just in sustaining diplomatic ties between the Philippine and other [...]

  • Multicultural Peace Fair highlights gains of peace

    Multicultural Peace Fair highlights gains of peace

    DAVAO CITY, September 16, 2018 -- “The dividends of peace should be shared by all.” This was the message of Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) Commissioner Jose Lorena Jr. during the closing ceremony of the Multicultural [...]

  • House adopts transitional justice bill

    House adopts transitional justice bill

    QUEZON CITY, September 13, 2018 — The House of Representatives highlighted the importance of social healing in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable areas during a committee meeting conducted in this city on Wednesday. This as the Special [...]

  • Improvement of governance seen in new Bangsamoro region

    Improvement of governance seen in new Bangsamoro region

    Mandaluyong City, September 11, 2018 -- Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza today said the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will usher in better governance to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In an interview [...]

  • Academe urged to create more spaces for peace conversations

    Academe urged to create more spaces for peace conversations

    ILIGAN CITY, September 9, 2018 -- A member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) -- the body that drafted the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) -- encouraged the academe to create more spaces to advance the [...]

  • Marawi folks pin hope on BOL ratification

    Marawi folks pin hope on BOL ratification

    MARAWI CITY,  September 8, 2018 -- Residents are hopeful the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will help bring the needed rehabilitation and healing to this Islamic city. Carrying banners printed with “YES” in [...]

  • Re-shaping Marawi ‘peace by piece’

    Re-shaping Marawi ‘peace by piece’

    PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, MARAWI CITY, September 7, 2018 — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) formally launched here yesterday its Social Healing and Peacebuilding Program (SHAPE) that will primarily benefit the [...]

  • GPH, MILF reactivate joint assistance mechanism for Marawi

    GPH, MILF reactivate joint assistance mechanism for Marawi

    MARAWI CITY,  September 6, 2018 -- The Peace Implementing Panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) reactivated on Thursday the Joint Coordination, Monitoring and Assistance Center (JCMAC), which was a [...]

  • Dureza: Peace table now wide open for all

    Dureza: Peace table now wide open for all

    DAVAO CITY, September 2, 2018 — “The peace table is now wide open for everybody.” This was declared by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza during the launch of National Peace Consciousness Month at the Rizal [...]

  • Dureza urges EU to continue supporting peace work

    Dureza urges EU to continue supporting peace work

    MAKATI CITY, August 29, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today emphasized the importance of inter-government cooperation in countering violent extremism. […]

  • Dureza rallies people’s support for BOL

    Dureza rallies people’s support for BOL

    PASAY CITY, August 27, 2018 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza on Sunday emphasized the importance of getting the support of the people in establishing the new Bangsamoro region in Mindanao. […]

  • 67 graduate from PAMANA-funded tech-voc training

    67 graduate from PAMANA-funded tech-voc training

    August 24, 2018, Cotabato City — A total of 67 student-beneficiaries from Shariff Saydona Mustapha and Datu Salibo received their National Certificate II from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) after successfully passing the required competency assessment for Driving NC II Course. […]

  • Peace stakeholders beef up partnership for Bangsamoro Normalization

    Peace stakeholders beef up partnership for Bangsamoro Normalization

    PASIG CITY, August 23, 2018 – Around 40 peace stakeholders gathered here today to participate in a writeshop aimed at producing the program document for the Normalization Program in the Bangsamoro. […]

  • Successful peace process leads to reduced crime rate in Zamboanga Peninsula

    Successful peace process leads to reduced crime rate in Zamboanga Peninsula

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, August 18, 2018 – A top police official here attributed the reduction in the crime rate in the Zamboanga Peninsula to the success of the peace process in Mindanao. “The prevailing good peace [...]

  • UN migration agency lauds Duterte for signing BOL

    UN migration agency lauds Duterte for signing BOL

    PASIG CITY, August 16, 2018 — The International Organization for Migration (IOM) lauded the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte for the recent passage and signing of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). […]

  • Dureza lauds DAP’S planned course on peace

    Dureza lauds DAP’S planned course on peace

    PASIG CITY, August 15, 2018 – Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza today discussed ways to promote peace and development in Mindanao at the ‘Kartilya’ forum organized by the Development Academy of the [...]

  • Dureza: BOL to benefit everyone

    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 [...]

  • Passage of BOL celebrated in Cotabato

    Passage of BOL celebrated in Cotabato

    COTABATO CITY, August 8, 2018 – More than 700 people flocked to the Shariff Kabunsuan Complex here today to celebrate and express their support for the newly-passed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in [...]

  • GPH, MILF panel chairs to present Bangsamoro Organic Law to Moro people, Mindanao stakeholders

    GPH, MILF panel chairs to present Bangsamoro Organic Law to Moro people, Mindanao stakeholders

    COTABATO CITY, August 7 – The respective chairs of the implementing panels of the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will present the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao [...]

  • PRRD to Bangsamoro: Participate in the plebiscite

    PRRD to Bangsamoro: Participate in the plebiscite

    MANILA, August 6, 2018 – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte today urged the Bangsamoro people to participate in the upcoming plebiscite that will determine the territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). [...]

  • BARMM is ‘better than ARMM’

    BARMM is ‘better than ARMM’

    DAVAO CITY, August 3, 2018 -- Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Nabil Tan today emphasized that the recently approved Organic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) is better than the ARMM Organic [...]

  • BOL passage seen to pave way for Cordillera autonomy

    BOL passage seen to pave way for Cordillera autonomy

    SAN FERNANDO, La Union, August 1, 2018 -- The leadership of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is hopeful that the successful passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will pave the way for the region’s [...]

  • Dureza: Bigger work lies ahead with BOL

    Dureza: Bigger work lies ahead with BOL

    Makati City, July 30, 2018 — “There is a bigger work to be done with the passage of the BOL.” This was reiterated by Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza on Monday, days after President [...]

  • Peace stakeholders jumpstart Bangsamoro normalization trust fund

    Peace stakeholders jumpstart Bangsamoro normalization trust fund

    QUEZON CITY, July 25, 2018 – Shortly after the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) by both the Senate and House of Representatives, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation [...]

  • Celebration greets BOL ratification

    Celebration greets BOL ratification

    QUEZON CITY, July 24, 2018 – After an unexpected delay, the House of Representatives under new House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ratified the Bangsamoro Organic Law today. “This is a momentous celebration not only for our [...]

  • PRRD vows to sign BOL within 48 hours

    PRRD vows to sign BOL within 48 hours

    QUEZON CITY, July 23, 2018 – “Give me 48 hours to sign it.” This was President Rodrigo Duterte’s assurance to the people after the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) suffered a debacle when the House of [...]

  • Dureza: Bangsamoro Organic Law was ‘collateral damage’

    Dureza: Bangsamoro Organic Law was ‘collateral damage’

    July 23, 2018 – Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza today lamented the Lower House’s non-ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) but said it had nothing to do with the law itself. “It was [...]

  • Dureza: Mindanaoans hold the key to their own future

    Dureza: Mindanaoans hold the key to their own future

    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (July 21, 2018) -- Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza believes the people of Mindanao themselves hold the key to bringing long-lasting peace and sustainable development in the island-region. “You are the [...]