Rappler's latest stories on peace
In her clinic in the province's capital, Arlyn Jawad Jumao-As heals children, rebels, soldiers. She's played a critical role in keeping the peace.
Let there be talks, but honest and sincere talks, on just the 'small' agenda of cooperation on public health
(UPDATED) Afghanistan's Office of the National Security Council says the 100 prisoners freed on Wednesday, April 8, were 'thoroughly vetted' and had all taken an oath never to return to the battlefield
After leading the Angelus Prayer on Palm Sunday, Pope Francis also reflects on the United Nations' International Day of Sports
The Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines says the Philippine government 'continues without fail to go berserk' instead of addressing issues head-on
'Secretary Andanar again performed a show abundant in spins, slants, and distractions,' says National Union of Peoples' Lawyers president Edre Olalia
The peace deal is 'designed to restore peace, security and stability' in southern Ituri, following 'several aborted attempts'
Head of the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Quang Do has spent most of his life advocating for religious freedom and human rights in communist-run Vietnam
A United Nations panel delivers a damning indictment of 'predatory and unaccountable elites' and the suffering of civilians after 6 years of conflict
The Sudan Revolutionary Front and Khartoum representatives sign a deal to keep negotiations going after failing to wrap up talks by February 15
A manhunt is underway for the driver in the car-ramming, who fled the scene in the heart of west Jerusalem after the attack
Maria Ressa joins the United Nations, the Religions for Peace International, Dutch journalist Sander de Kramer, and Palermo, Sicily Mayor Leoluca Orlando as awardees
US President Donald Trump's proposals reportedly include no Palestinian input and grants Israel much of what it has sought in decades of international diplomacy
Trump repeatedly boasts that he is the most pro-Israeli US president in history
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Assistant Secretary Wilven Mayor says a total of 12,000 Moro Islamic Liberation Front fighters will be decommissioned by 'early 2020'
Whatever the case, given the short period remaining in the President’s term, it would do well for him to seriously resume the talks. If, as Duterte says, this is his last card, he better play it.
Tense encounters between government forces and communist guerrillas test a fragile holiday ceasefire, but the communist rebel leader says they are no reason to drop plans for negotiations
The Communist Party of the Philippines founder says he is willing to meet with Duterte 'in a country near the Philippines' after the resumption of peace talks, among other conditions
The National Democratic Front welcomes 'Little President Salvador Medialdea' in the peace panel and expects to continue disrupted talks for an 'Interim Peace Agreement'
President Rodrigo Duterte reconstitutes the government's peace panel with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines
The proposed ceasefire from December 23 to January 7 will need the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte and the Communist Party of the Philippines
'War crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,' says Prosecutor Fatou Besouda
The prospect of renewed peace talks seems bleak for now, as Duterte and communist leader Jose Maria Sison cannot agree on where to hold the negotiations
'We...have said that after the 100 days we have to form the government,' says South Sudan President Salva Kiir
‘Ano siya, sinusuwerte?’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on communist party leader Jose Maria Sison’s insistence on a foreign venue for negotiations
'There is no 'Us and Them.' There is only 'Us,' for 'We' are all bound by a shared destiny of love, forgiveness and reconciliation,' says Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
'Kapoy na. Pagod na tao 'dyan,' says the police general-turned-senator
The turnover of the 100 biggest arms manufacturers comes to $420 billion, thanks in large part to the US market, says the report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
The President also wants communist guerrillas to take it seriously when a ceasefire is declared, or else current efforts to stamp out the insurgency will continue, says the National Security Adviser
'Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been admitted to hospital for treatment of a stubborn infection,' says his his wife Leah Tutu in a statement
The former rebel fighters join members of the police and military in a security force tasked with protecting certain areas of the Bangsamoro region until an elected government is established in 2022
'Doon ho lantad na lantad, walang kaduda-dudang may kakulangan,' says former president Benigno Aquino III on the peace and order situation in the country under the Duterte administration
Increased military presence in the war-ravaged city may rile up residents' cultural and religious sensitivities, and take up land that has historic meaning to the Maranao people, the petitioners say
Farmers in San Isidro, Davao del Norte, hope for a brighter future for their families as they apply what they've learned from agro-enterprise trainings
'The political declaration will pave the way for political negotiations and is a step towards a just, comprehensive and final peace in Sudan,' says General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, a key figure in Sudan's transitional government
'Hong Kong affairs are purely China's internal affairs and no foreign government or individuals have the right to interfere,' says foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang
The initiative is likely to displease China, which was already angered by the Nobel Committee's 2010 decision to give the award to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who has since died
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says he is 'humbled and thrilled' to receive the Nobel, adding that he hopes it will inspire other African leaders
Abiy is honored 'for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea'
Online betting sites put Greta Thunberg as the favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize, but experts are more cautious on who might win it
Greta Thunberg is said to be the one to beat for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to bookmakers, though predictions are uncertain as the list of candidates are not made public
Zamboanga del Norte business leader Rolando Soliva responds to the Chief Executive's statement urging investors to 'stay away' from the western part of Mindanao due to peace and order problems
We are now at a critical stage in the Mindanao peace process leading up to the fulfillment of the commitments made by both the government and the MILF
President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony in Maguindanao on Saturday, September 7, as former rebels from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front begin their transition to civilian life
The signing takes place in the Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique, nearly 27 years after the end of the country's first civil war
The Philippines has to be smart about improving its security beyond defense budgets and military acquisitions and allocations
Jared Kushner promises to put out the political plan at 'the right time' and says the Palestinian Authority could help its people by embracing the US recommendations
Police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting of Erlinda Garcia, a native of Aloguinsan town
For now, its plan will open over cocktails and dinner Tuesday evening in Bahrain at an intimate two-day 'economic workshop' at a luxury hotel overlooking the Gulf
Demonstrators burn Israeli flag near Morocco's parliament and shouted 'Death to Israel!' and 'Death to the United States!'