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.


OPAPP Chief: GPH-MILF Decision Points map out direction of peace process

An April 26, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Wednesday emphasized that the Decision Points on Principles reached by the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will “pave the way for the eventual signing of a final peace agreement.” The negotiation may be “tough and serious, but its goals and direction is not vague,” she said.


ARMM governor: All reforms are geared toward peace

An April 17, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: For brevity’s sake, acting Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Mujiv Hataman skipped the part on the peace gains as he read his accomplishment report, but later affirmed that all reforms his administration have pushed in its first 100 days are geared toward advancing the peace process.


Maguindanao governor backs mainstreaming of peace and dev’t in local governance

An April 12, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Maguindanao Governor “Toto” Mangudadatu has expressed support to the government’s program “Mainstreaming Peace and Development in Local Governance,” which aims to strengthen capacities of local government units for them to better manage conflict and implement peace projects.


GPH, MILF ceasefire mechanism plays role in development

A March 28, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: They are not just keeping the peace in Mindanao, but they’re also helping bring development in the communities. The joint Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) has been instrumental to Mindanao development efforts by securing conflict-affected areas where infrastructure projects will be implemented, apart from ensuring that a truce is being observed between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) forces.