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.


CSOs stress importance of their role in peace negotiations

A May 20, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Civil society organizations (CSOs) in the south underlined the importance of their role in the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as discussions are expected to get more difficult on the peace table.


OPAPP Chief: Final peace pact with MILF to be publicized before signing

A May 19, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: No final peace agreement will be signed without government making it known to the people first. This was the assurance given by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Friday morning to civil society organizations (CSOs) representatives.


OPAPP to study results of fact-finding mission on RPA-ABB’s alleged abuses; assures justice to victims

A May 18, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on Thursday said that it will immediately study the findings of the fact-finding mission undertaken by peasant groups on the atrocities allegedly perpetrated by members of the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa-Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade while assuring aggrieved parties that justice will be pursued.


CBA-CPLA members undergo entrepreneur development training

A May 18, 2012 from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The training can be considered as a dividend of peace stemming from the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the CBA-CPLA in July 4 of last year, marking the rebel group’s transformation into a potent socio-economic, unarmed force.


OPAPP Chief calls on public to study GPH-MILF issues

A May 3, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles appealed to the public to study the issues surrounding the peace process between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to be able to contribute to the crafting of a final peace agreement.


Signing decision points part of GPH commitment to maintain transparency

An April 28, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Marvic Leonen on Thursday said that the government agreed to sign the Decision Points on Principles with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to make public the direction and substance of the peace negotiations.