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Over 8,000 MILF fighters decommissioned in 2019 – OPAPP

Jan 19, 2020 - 7:00 PM

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'

DECOMMISSIONING. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels stand guard at the entry of Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat on September 7, 2019 ahead of a weapons decommissioning ceremony. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/AFP

Mindanao closer to peace as MILF decommissions 12,000 fighters – gov't

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:43 AM

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

DECOMMISSIONING. More than 1,000 soldiers of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front will begin their transition to civilian life on September 7. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Galvez appointment as Duterte adviser signals new peace mindset

Dec 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The appointment of Carlito Galvez Jr also completes the retired generals' takeover of key posts handling peace, security, and delivery of government services

BANGSAMORO ADVOCATE. Carlito Galvez Jr (left) is a known advocate of the Bangsamoro peace process. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

A month before Bangsamoro plebiscite, gov't entities sign deal on info drive

Dec 22, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Poll watchdog Legal Network of Truthful Elections, however, criticizes the delay in the information and education drive in the Bangsamoro

Photo from OPAPP

Mindanao rights groups wary of Carlito Galvez as OPAPP chief

Dec 06, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Human rights group Barug Katungod Mindanao expresses concern that military chief Carlito Galvez Jr would 'militarize the OPAPP and the peace process'

NEXT PEACE ADVISER. AFP chief General Carlito Galvez Jr attends the Senate hearing on the proposed amendments to the Human Security  Act of 2007 on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte to appoint AFP chief Galvez as OPAPP chief

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:52 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo says President Duterte announced his post-retirement plan for General Carlito Galvez Jr at a Cabinet meeting

END OF WAR. Philippine military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr and MILF Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces chief Sammy Al Mansour at a news briefing in Camp Aguinaldo on November 19, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Peace process adviser Jesus Dureza resigns

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The President says he is sad to accept the resignation of his friend and fellow Davaoeño Jesus Dureza. He also announced he has fired OPAPP Undersecretary Ronald Flores and Assistant Secretary Yeshtern Donn Baccay.

AFP chief Galvez seeks OPAPP post after retirement

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:55 PM

General Carlito Galvez Jr, a strong advocate of the peace process in Mindanao, says he wants to continue dialogues with rebel groups after his retirement on December 12

PEACE ADVOCATE. Armed Forces chief General Carlito Galvez Jr holds a joint press conference with MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim on November 19, 2018. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

AFP to return P192.5-M Maguindanao road project fund

Jul 14, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Some P192.5 million allotted for road projects in Maguindanao under the Pamana program is not utilized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines

PAMANA. Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza (left) and OPAPP Assistant Secretary Yeshter Donn Baccay meet with AFP officials led by 52nd Engineering Brigade commander Brigadier General Dionisio Baudin Jr. (right) on July 10, 2018 to discuss issues on the implementation of PAMANA projects. Photo from OPAPP

Resumption of peace talks rescheduled – Dureza

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants the public 'consulted' before he orders the formal resumption of peace talks with the Left

Peace adviser welcomes Sara Duterte’s opposition to resumption of peace talks

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:00 PM

(UPDATED) Jesus Dureza says 'we should respect the statements of Mayor Sara because she knows also why she has to say it'

RESPECT. President Duterte's peace adviser, Secretary Jesus Dureza, says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio's stance against the resumption of talks with the communists is an input to be respected despite being contrary to her father's latest directive. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued from Maute

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:14 AM

(4th UPDATE) Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is rescued along with another hostage near Bato Mosque, one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is flown to Manila two days after his rescue. Photo of Father Chito

Elizabeth Clenci designated as PH peace ambassador

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Elizabeth who is set to compete in the Miss Grand International pageant in Vietnam joins the ranks of the country s peace ambassadors

News Briefs: March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 27

Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Yasay joins talks with communist rebels in Rome

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The National Democratic Front is pushing for the Philippines to have an independent foreign policy particularly from its treaty ally the United States

Joint gov't, MILF anti-drug operation leads to arrest of 13

Oct 15, 2016 - 3:39 PM

The men are believed to be followers of Samad Masgal alias Commander Madrox leader of an armed group involved in the drug trade in North Cotabato

OPAPP seeks 1,000% budget increase in 2017

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Secretary Jesus Dureza says the huge increase is due to the agency s implementation of the Pamana program which costs P7 billion in lump sum funds

1000 PERCENT INCREASE? Secretary Jesus Dureza says the huge jump is due to the agency's implementation of the Pamana program for conflict-affected areas.

Duterte approves peace roadmap

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:29 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also gives the go signal on presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza s proposal to do massive on ground developmental projects in line with the government s efforts to honor agreements

Dureza vows to honor agreements with MILF

Jul 04, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Jess Dureza says the peace process depends on continuity

Dureza: PH to discuss ceasefire with communists

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:25 PM

The next meeting with the National Democratic Front is scheduled on the 3rd week of July

Dureza, Bello, and the previous peace talks

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The president elect s choices to work on peace talks Silvestre Bello III and Jesus Dureza are no stranger to negotiations with insurgents Can they help Duterte achieve peace in 3 6 months as promised?

Communist rebels open to talk peace 'with any administration'

Jan 15, 2016 - 11:02 AM

The National Democratic Front of the Philippines says the rebel leadership is ever ready to resume the peace process in the context of past agreements

MILF camps get farming equipment, support

Jan 06, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Former rebel camps can significantly contribute to ARMM s agricultural sector

Irregularities uncovered in vehicle rentals of peace adviser's office

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:04 PM

UPDATED The Commission on Audit says the numerous vehicles used by the OPAPP were unconscionable and excessive

PH, MNLF set agenda for high level talks in Jeddah

Sep 13, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The two parties also present their views on the merging of all previous peace accords in light of the Bangsamoro Basic Law

REVIEW. The Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front has set the agenda for the ministerial-level tripartite meeting to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by OPAPP)

Marcos aims to finish BBL hearings by May 25

May 05, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Senators welcome the recommendations of the Citizen s Peace Council on how to make the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law constitutional and inclusive

REVIEW. Senate President Franklin Drilon and Senate committee on local government chair Senator Bongbong Marcos Jr. receive the full report of the Citizens' Peace Council on May 5, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Nom de guerre in peace pacts not unique to PH – Deles

Apr 13, 2015 - 1:39 PM

The MILF s chief negotiator reveals he owns a bank account under his alias which Senator Escudero points out is against the anti money laundering law

'SECURITY' FACTOR. MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal says he is using a pseudonym for his and the MILF's security. File photo by Rappler

Int'l Monitoring Team: Mamasapano a 'disastrous firefight'

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The Malaysian led independent body that oversees the ceasefire agreement between the MILF and the Philippine government says both sides committed ceasefire violations

In this file photo, residents survey January 28, 2015 the scene in Tukanalipao, Mamasapano Maguindanao where 44 SAF members died and 11 others wounded during a clashed with combined forces of MILF and BIFF. Rappler file photo

OPAPP hopes to convince the 'misinformed' to support BBL

Mar 20, 2015 - 4:23 PM

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process is eyeing the 36 of Filipinos still undecided about the Bangsamoro Basic Law

PEACE RALLY. Muslims from Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga and Pangasinan bannered by the 1-Bangsamoro group, converged at the Mendiola Peace Arch on February 20 to push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

Public misinformed about BBL, says peace panel head

Mar 19, 2015 - 5:25 PM

Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel Ferrer appeals to the media to help correct all the misinformation on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

Government peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer attends the Senate hearing on the January 25 clash in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. File photo by Rappler

‘No Maguindanao clash reports, no Bangsamoro law hearings’

Feb 03, 2015 - 2:49 PM

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee wants the OPAPP ARMM AFP and PNP to submit their report on what happened in Mamasapano Maguindanao on January 25

REPORT. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang graces with Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez at the executive meeting of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro on February 3, 2015. Photo by Rappler

MNLF, MILF start finding common ground

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:45 AM

Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani sends his special envoy to the Philippines to convene the meeting between the rival groups

Final Bangsamoro draft goes to Congress 'end of August'

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:48 PM

President Aquino is expected to receive the final version of the measure within the week says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles

REMEMBERING PEACE. Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chairman; Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak; Philippine president Benigno Aquino III and Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process hold the documents following the signing of a final peace agreement between the Philippine government and the muslim rebel group inside the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, the Philippines, March 27, 2014. Dennis Sabangan/ EPA

Govt, MILF reach consensus on draft law

Aug 15, 2014 - 3:35 PM

President Benigno Aquino III will review the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law before its submission to Congress

STEP CLOSER. Panels reach an agreement on the final draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law on August 15, 2014. File photo by Rappler

Panels formed to prepare MILF rebels' shift to civilian life

May 06, 2014 - 6:15 PM

Switzerland has been invited to provide an expert who would lead the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission the Philippine government says

NORMALIZATION. Peace panels set the ball rolling for the shift of former rebels to civilian life. File photo by Rappler

Palace organizes 'biggest event'

Mar 26, 2014 - 4:06 PM

Over 1 000 guests are invited to the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro the largest event organized by Malacañang Palace since the presidency of Benigno Aquino III

ALL SET. A day before the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, government officials and organizers ensure everything is set. Malacañang Photo Bureau

#SelfieForPeace: Take a selfie, be part of history

Mar 22, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Take a selfie for peace Join this campaign from March 24 27 and get the chance to get a commemorative peace T shirt

Congress commits to pass Bangsamoro law this year

Feb 06, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Senate President Franklin Drilon reminds the Bangsamoro Transition Commission that the basic law they are drafting should not require amending the Constitution

UP President: 'I share the outrage' over Solis' plagiarism

Sep 25, 2013 - 8:42 PM

UPDATED UP is dismayed over a case of plagiarism committed by one of its students

Indonesia keeps distance from MNLF siege

Sep 17, 2013 - 1:31 PM

The MNLF has not asked Indonesia to intervene says government

Elmo Magalona, Azkals members at peace month kick-off

Sep 01, 2013 - 9:53 PM

1 Goal for Peace celebrates football and National Peace Consciousness Month in September

PITCH FOR PEACE. Elmo Magalona and Secretary Deles. Photos by Joser Dumbrique

Gov't, MILF to resume talks 'early July'

Jun 21, 2013 - 10:20 AM

The Philippine government and the MILF agree on this after a stalemate on the peace talks

DISCUSSIONS. The technical working group of the GPH peace panel after their discussion with their MILF counterparts. Photo from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Talks with MNLF a review, not negotiations

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:39 PM

An OIC representative is set to arrive in the country on Thursday to facilitate the tripartite review

DOE to award exploration contracts in Bangsamoro area

Nov 01, 2012 - 1:53 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front earlier called on the government to cancel the bidding of the exploration contracts until a wealth sharing agreement on Bangsamoro is forged