Statement: The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on the appointment of Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer as GPH Panel Chair, December 7, 2012

President Aquino has appointed panel member Professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer as the new government peace panel chair. Professor Ferrer’s appointment signifies continuity and harmony in the peace talks, which is crucial towards the completion of the comprehensive agreement this December. Her appointment as panel chair is well-deserved given her competence and credentials as a peace negotiator. She has been with the Panel since 2010 and serves as adviser of the technical working groups on power-sharing and normalization.


Sec. Deles conferred with 1st Freedom Flame Award for peace efforts

A December 6, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles was conferred with the first Freedom Flame Award on Tuesday by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, a German nongovernment organization that promotes liberal democracy, economic freedom, respect for human rights, and rule of law.


Statement: The Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process on the appointment of Marvic Leonen as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, November 21, 2012

We congratulate Dean Marvic Leonen on his appointment as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, knowing fully well the exceptional leadership, integrity, and competence that he will bring to the highest court. The Supreme Court gains a member with a deep understanding of the Constitution and our nation’s historic journey to peace. This is indeed a major gain in our continuing journey for peace and justice.


OPAPP: Turnover up next after inventory of Cordillera rebels’ firearms

A November 20, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Turnover of firearms is the next step to the recently concluded firearms inventory of members of the former rebel organization Cordillera Bodong Administration-Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CBA-CPLA), which is now called Cordillera Forum for Peace and Development (CFPD), according to Undersecretary Atty. Cleofe Gettie Sandoval of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).


Goodwill between GPH, MILF post-signing push forward work on annexes

A November 16, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government chief negotiator Marvic Leonen expressed his optimism today with the progress of the current round of peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as the two parties are crafting the annexes on power-sharing, wealth-sharing and normalization at the 33rd round of Formal Exploratory Talks being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses peace process experience with Secretary Deles

A November 16, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Northern Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lord David Trimble on Thursday met with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles to exchange notes and demonstrate support in resolving the long-standing conflict in the south. Lord Trimble, who arrived on Wednesday, is on a five-day visit to the Philippines to share his experiences and lessons on reaching the Northern Ireland peaceful solution through the Good Friday Agreement with all those involved in the Mindanao peace process.


OPAPP: Creation of interagency monitoring body on HR violations underscores government’s commitment to peace

A November 14, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos Deles on Thursday said the establishment of an interagency monitoring body on human rights violations allegedly committed by government and communist rebels underscores the Government of the Philippines’ (GPH) strong commitment to the achievement of peace.


GPH-MILF Technical Working Groups take center stage in KL peace talks

A November 12, 2012, press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: After the historic signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) last month, the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) resumed formal talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday with the Technical Working Groups (TWG) from both sides taking the center stage to craft the annexes on power-sharing, wealth-sharing, and normalization.