Agusan del Sur lumads welcome PAMANA

A June 18, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Areas such as Barangay Binicalan are the priority of the goverrnment’s peace and development program called PAMANA or Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Peaceful and Resilient Communities) aimed at addressing the root causes of armed conflicts in communities affected by these as well as those covered by existing peace agreements.


Goverment continues implementation of development projects as part of CBA-CPLA MOA

A June 7, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The government of the Philippines continues to work on the completion of development projects in the Cordillera Administrative Region as part of the socioeconomic component of the memorandum of agreement it signed with the Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Liberation Army last July 4, 2011.


Hataman–Akbar reconciliation a big step toward peace in Basilan

A June 7, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles said that ending more than a decade of bloody conflict between the political clans of the Hatamans and the Akbars is a big step toward lasting peace in this war-torn province.


OPAPP: Building blocks for peace in place

A June 6, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Monday stressed that building blocks for peace are being put in place to complement the ongoing peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


Opening statement of the Peace Panel Chair during the 28th GPH-MILF formal exploratory talks, May 29, 2012

Government is proceeding apace with various socioeconomic projects which have been neglected in the past. I am certain that this will complement the political and legal adjustments that we can agree to in this negotiating table. We remain optimistic that the sincerity of both sides will pull us through what we expect would be difficult conversations ahead.


OPAPP chief hopes next GPH-MILF talks to “build on gains”

A May 28, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles expressed optimism that the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels will build on what has already been achieved during the last round of negotiations.