North Cotabato governor, mayors commit support GPH-MILF peace talks

A September 20, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: “We have full confidence on the peace panel. The Province of North Cotabato is supportive of the peace accord with the guarantee of a plebiscite.” This was the commitment of North Cotabato Governor Emmylou “Lala” Taliño-Mendoza, in her meeting on September 19 with the mayors of the municipalities of Pikit, Aleosan, Midsayap, Pigcawayan, Carmen, and Kabacan. These municipalities are deemed to be affected in the proposed creation of a new autonomous political entity (NPE).


OPAPP, other agencies celebrate international peace day with job fair

A September 18, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: More than 2,500 job openings are available at a job fair in KaPEACEtahan, the highlight of this year’s Peace Month celebration, this Friday, September 21, at the SM North The Block, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles announced.


PFF President: Football, a game of peace

A September 15, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Named as National Peace Ambassadors, the Philippine Azkals presented an official team jersey with the I am for Peace logo to President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacañan Palace Friday, September 14, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Communications Director and Spokesperson Polly Michelle Cunanan said in an interview.


“Ako po si Benigno Simeon Aquino III, and I am for Peace.”

A September 14, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: President Benigno S. Aquino III declared his staunch support to peace as he led new peace ambassadors including Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap, actress Anne Curtis, and the Philippine Azkals during the launch of the “I am for Peace” campaign in Malacañan Palace on Friday, September 14.


President Aquino leads new peace supporters

A September 14, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: In the midst of mounting optimism on negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), President Benigno S. Aquino III rallied Filipinos to stand behind peace efforts during the launch of the “I am for Peace” campaign in Malacañan Palace Friday morning.


apl.de.ap, Anne Curtis, Gerald Anderson among celebs named Peace Ambassadors

A September 12, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Black Eyed Peas singer apl.de.ap, top endorser Anne Curtis, and leading man Gerald Anderson are among today’s celebrities who will be named National Peace Ambassadors during the launch of the “I am for Peace” campaign in Malacañan Palace this Friday, September 14, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles announced.


Closing statement of GPH Panel Chair Marvic Leonen on the 31st GPH-MILF Formal Exploratory Talks, September 8, 2012

As always, it has been an honor to be again in your company and I refer to the MILF and its various components, the International Contact Group, the facilitator, and the secretariat. It has been an honor to be in the GPH team that can serve as your able counterpart to addressing the Bangsamoro question.


Joint Statement of GPH-MILF on the 31st Formal Exploratory Talks, September 8, 2012

The 31st round of Exploratory Talks between the Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) successfully ended today in Kuala Lumpur. The Panels reached substantive gains in the negotiations held from September 5 to 8, 2012, under the facilitation of Malaysia.


OPAPP Chief: “Bangsamoro Juridical Entity” no longer being considered in peace talks

A September 5, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles today clarified that the term and the concept of a “Bangsamoro Juridical Entity (BJE)” was no longer being considered in the ongoing peace negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Opening statement of the GPH Peace Panel Chair during the 31st GPH-MILF Formal Exploratory Talks, September 5, 2012

We seek that all guns be silenced permanently. And by all guns, we mean all guns. That it is these guns that will become a memory and that our disagreements, our disappointments and perhaps even our anger will never be again channeled to cause deaths in violent confrontation. We seek that our differences be settled in peaceful and deliberative fashion with the government at any level, which follows laws that have earned the respect of its constituents.