GPH team explains Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro

A February 23, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Shuttling through a series of multi-stakeholders’ forums in the municipalities of Pikit, Midsayap, and Pigcawayan in the province of Cotabato, the GPH peace-negotiating panel led by Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer explained the peace gains of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


GPH Chief Negotiator to traditional leaders in south: Enhance your role in peace process

A February 21, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer encouraged the traditional leaders of royal houses in the south to come up with a paper on how they envision their roles and further contribute to building peace in the future Bangsamoro region.


President Aquino, Murad underscore trust, sincerity in achieving gains in peace process

A February 11, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The milestones achieved by the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) were made possible owing to the trust and sincerity that both sides have demonstrated to each other.


OPAPP on the Mindanao Peace Process for the Philippines Development Forum 2013

We are at the dawn of a new era of peace and development in Mindanao. But, as I hope I have laid out for you, much remains to be done. As always, we will need to depend on each other. As always, we will need to have a resolve that will carry us through the challenging times, a spirit that allows us to imagine a future different from the past, and the courage to believe that peace is truly within our reach.


GPH, MILF end formal talks with milestones, confident to sign annexes soon

A January 26, 2013 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels on Friday concluded their 35th round of formal exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur with many issues resolved and agreements reached.


SWS: Majority of Filipinos hopeful GPH-MILF peace pact will be signed within President Aquino’s term

A January 25, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Thursday reported that majority of Filipinos harbor high hopes that a peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will be signed within the term of President Benigno Aquino III.


Government opens women and children’s peace center in Sulu

A January 23, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: A women and children’s peace center recently opened in Jolo, Sulu, as part of the local, regional, and national government’s continuing joint efforts to reach out to marginalized and conflict-affected communities in the south.


Opening statement of GPH Panel Chair on the 35th GPH-MILF Formal Exploratory Talks

Again and again we had to explain that this asymmetrical relationship vis-à-vis other government units and the parity of esteem that we agreed to uphold between the Central and Bangsamoro governments do not make the Bangsamoro separate from the rest of the country. The MILF, the Bangsamoro are Filipinos.


GPH Panel Chief: Framework Agreement guarantees equal protection for all.

A January 14, 2013, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: “There will be equal protection for all in the new political entity that will be called the Bangsamoro,” GPH negotiating panel chief Miriam Coronel Ferrer assured Catholic bishops, priests, Jesuit university presidents, and heads of peace centers in Mindanao.


Statement of the GPH Panel in talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF, January 2, 2013

It is unfortunate that the CPP/NPA/NDF is interested in looking for excuses to resume violence than it was to seek peace. In a statement issued by the CPP today upon recommendation of the Negotiating Panel of the NDFP, the CPP declared an end to its self-imposed ceasefire on January 2 and cited as an excuse the “failure of the GPH to comply with the agreement last December 17-18 to extend its own ceasefire order to January 15.”