Message of GPH Peace Panel Chair Padilla on the 11th National Peace Consciousness Month

We celebrate this year’s National Peace Consciousness Month aware of the gains of our Government’s peace processes with the different armed groups in the country, but deeply cognizant of the need to move forward in our negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF).

Bulletin No. 3: The Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights

The Syrian rebels attacked onboard pick-up trucks. Our peacekeepers returned fire in self-defense. Our troops fought back bravely and successfully held their positions. This attack prompted the UNDOF to reposition our troops to a more secure position within the mission area.

Statement: The Presidential Spokesperson on the election of Justice Adolf Azcuna as a commissioner of the ICJ

With great pride we announce the election of Justice Adolf Azcuna as one of the 5 new commissioners of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The ICJ is composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world.

Statement: The Deputy Presidential Spokesperson on the week of August 25-29, 2014

As we await further updates, let us reflect on the struggles of our heroes old and new—those whom we revere as national icons, as well as those who perform the everyday tasks of nation-building: serving as liaisons between countries, constructing roads in Mindoro, and safekeeping peace in lands far beyond our borders. Let us pause for a moment in gratitude to these men and women who continue to work tirelessly in the service of the nation.