317 BARMM enlisted personnel completes training

COTABATO CITY – A total of 317 enlisted personnel from the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) completed Friday, November 22, the 2nd Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) training at Camp Brigadier General Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao. The trainees are composed …

Murad : Decommissiong is not surrender

COTABATO CITY — “Decommissioning is not tantamount to surrender. “ This was the declaration of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF ) chairman Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim on Saturday, September 7, as 1,060 combatants of the MILF was decommissioned in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. Murad stressed “We have not given up on our struggle.” “I would like to …

OPPAP, TESDA ink MOA for decommissioned MILF troops

Cotabato City — The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Friday, September 6, in Cotabato City. Under the MOA, OPAPP and TESDA formalized their partnership, wherein both agencies jointly undertake initiatives which are in line …

Indigenous communities benefit medical and social healing mission in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (August 27) — Around a thousand members of the Matigsalug tribe from the different communities of Marilog District this city and the province of Bukidnon  benefited the medical and social healing mission Saturday, August 25. Marilog is the tri-boundary of Davao City and the provinces of North Cotabato and Bukidnon, it is the …

Gov’t projects should be conflict-sensitive, peace-promoting

DAVAO CITY, June 29, 2018 — The national government’s programs should be designed to strengthen and empower communities and at the same time promote conflict sensitivity and peace promotion. This was emphasized by Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Assistant Secretary Yeshter Donn Baccay during the two-day Pamana at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Midterm Assessment …

Int’l partners and CSOs bring hope to Ramadan celebration in Marawi

MANILA– Various international organizations and Civil Society Organizations participated in the Peace Caravan as part of the recently concluded “Duyog Ramadhan, Alang sa Kalinaw,” a 10-day activity organized by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in Marawi City from June 6 to 15. The Government of Australia, and the World …