President Aquino’s SONA cites optimism in achieving peace soon

A July 24, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process In his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered on Monday, President Benigno S. Aquino III conveyed optimism on the prospects of the ongoing negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), stressing peace in Mindanao will […]


Message of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on the observance of Ramadan, July 21, 2012

We are blessed to have this Holy Month as a time for reflection on the values that support and uphold the message of peace. We will join you through prayers that sustain our faith, and in affirmation of the belief that everything good will be possible through the mercy and blessings of Allah.


Leonen to MILF: We are at the door of an agreement. Let us persevere.

A July 17, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government chief negotiator Marvic Leonen today urged the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to persevere, saying that both parties are now at the “door of an agreement” during the opening of the 29th Formal Exploratory Talks in the Malaysian capital.


Paving the way for peace: Better roads bring CBA-CPLA communities closer to progress

A July 12, 2012 press release from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The folks of Barangay Caragasan in this town still remember those rainy months when their children would walk towards school and the day care center, careful not to step into mud holes along the 230-meter rough road, until they reach the concreted highway. When mud made walking too difficult, most children would take off their tsinelas (slippers) and trudge through the muddy path.


OPAPP: Time for peace is now; cites P-Noy’s efforts and “whole-of-government” approach for peace in Mindanao

A July 10, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process “The time for peace is now,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles declared, emphasizing the Aquino administration’s “whole-of –government” approach in pushing for peace. In her speech during the Moro Leaders’ Assembly held over the […]


OPAPP lauds Japan for peace and development efforts in Quezon

A July 3, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) lauded the Government of Japan for its peace and development assistance efforts in this province, particularly in Bondoc Peninsula, one of the poorest and conflict-stricken areas in the Philippines.


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.