GPH military adviser urges MNLF, MILF to avoid rido recurrence

A March 22, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government senior military adviser Brigadier General Leo Cresente Ferrer on Monday appealed to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to avoid the recurrence of rido (clan war) between and among their commands.


OPAPP: The people are at the core of the negotiations

A March 19, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: Government chief negotiator Marvic Leonen today (March 19, 2012) emphasized that despite the difficulties in the negotiations, the heart of the discussions center on “what we can really get for our people, their communities, and their future.”


Deles: Celebrate and honor all women who have contributed to peace

A March 8, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: As March marks the celebration of International Women’s Month, Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles opened the working week with words of inspiration and encouragement during a general assembly at the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) office in Pasig City.


AFP, PNP to undergo CARHRIHL seminar

A March 1, 2012 press release from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process: The Government of the Philippines-Monitoring Committee (GPH-MC) will conduct basic orientation seminars for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) on the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), a peace agenda agreement signed by both the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).


Statement of the GPH Panel for peace negotiations with CPP/NPA/NDF, February 15, 2012

The JASIG is a sacred agreement that the GPH signed in good faith. However, like other agreements the GPH and the NDF have signed, its implementation requires good faith. The JASIG includes guidelines on who are covered by safety and immunity guarantees and in what way they are covered. It provides these guarantees not for just anyone on the CPP/NPA/NDF side, but only for individuals they had originally listed as participants in the peace negotiations.