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  • Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    Dureza: Peacebuilding should be done ‘peace by piece’

    DAVAO CITY, April 16, 2018 — “We must work peace by piece.” This was how Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza described government’s peacebuilding strategy, which has been the key in effectively dealing with the various [...]

  • Trust fund to continue dev’t projects in 6 MILF camps

    Trust fund to continue dev’t projects in 6 MILF camps

    Taguig City — The Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF) for Reconstruction and Development Program Phase II (MTF-RDPII) will begin implementation and continue the delivery of socio-economic interventions in the six previously acknowledged MILF Camps in the [...]

  • Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    Dureza promotes unity amidst Filipinos’ diversity

    GUIMBAL, ILOILO, 06 April 2018 — Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza yesterday encouraged Guimbalanons to embrace the varying historical roots and cultures of the Filipinos as he gave the keynote message in this [...]

  • Qualified teachers to stay under BBL

    Qualified teachers to stay under BBL

    Marawi City - Appointed officials and qualified teachers of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) "will continue to sit in their position and perform their duty" as the transition period takes place once the [...]

  • GPH, MILF commit to sustain gains of the 4-year old CAB 

    GPH, MILF commit to sustain gains of the 4-year old CAB 

    MANILA, March 27, 2018 – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) affirmed their commitment to pursue the milestones gained since the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the [...]

  • Imams, youth sector, CSOs in Lanao del Norte support BBL passage

    Imams, youth sector, CSOs in Lanao del Norte support BBL passage

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte — Representatives of the youth sector, religious sector, and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Lanao del Norte urged the House of Representatives to pass the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) version of [...]

  • GPH-MILF peace implementation panels gear up for BBL passage

    GPH-MILF peace implementation panels gear up for BBL passage

    DAVAO CITY — Representatives of the various normalization bodies under the Government of the Philippines–Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Panel gathered here early this week to discuss ways to strengthen existing peace mechanisms and [...]

  • BBL will boost economic growth

    BBL will boost economic growth

    BONGAO, Tawi-tawi - The passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will boost economic opportunities to the southernmost island province as it will improve infrastructures and strengthen peace and security leading to a more business-friendly [...]

  • ARMM employees to stay once BBL is passed

    ARMM employees to stay once BBL is passed

    Government employees of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will continue to hold their positions once the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is enacted, a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) assured. Commissioner Maisara [...]

  • Bridging hope and unity for the Lumads

    Bridging hope and unity for the Lumads

    BRGY. GUPITAN, KAPALONG, DAVAO DEL NORTE---At first glance, the situation seemed tense as an “encounter” was about to occur. On one side of the bridge were hundreds of Lumads holding bladed weapons and bearing strongly-worded [...]

  • BBL will make ARMM ready for Federalism – Usec. Tan

    BBL will make ARMM ready for Federalism – Usec. Tan

    MANILA - Deputy Presidential Peace Adviser Nabil S. Tan emphasized here yesterday that the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will provide the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) a much needed boost to [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Dureza to barangay leaders: Be exemplars of good governance

    Dureza to barangay leaders: Be exemplars of good governance

    DAVAO CITY---Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza challenged barangay leaders here to be models of good governance and agents of peace and development. “The barangay is the first line of governance. Work towards improving the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]