From the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson on the resumption of peace talks

The Palace welcomes the announcement of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus Dureza in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on the resumption of formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the Communist Party of the Philippines/ New People’s Army / National Democratic Front ( CPP/NPA/ NDF).

Palace still open on peace talks, 04 Feb. 2017

Malacañan remains open to working for peace through negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) despite recent setbacks.

Duterte off to a two-country swing

, 09 Nov. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to strengthen the country’s partnership with Malaysia for security and stability, citing these as the foundations for the Philippines’ peace process, progress, and prosperity.


President Duterte vows to provide more funds to bolster Mindanao, 30 Oct. 2016

(COTABATO CITY) President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday (October 29) promised to “pour” funds in Mindanao to usher growth and development in the region. “You will have a share of the national wealth. Sinabi ko sa inyo na bubuhusan ko ng pera ang mga Moro region,” President Duterte said in his speech during the launching of the Comprehensive Reform and Development Agenda for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other Read More

Dureza: Peace roadmap to pave the way for federalism

In a meeting in Malacañan on Monday, President Rodrigo R. Duterte approved the new “Roadmap to Peace” that will address issues with various rebel groups, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza announced during a press briefing on Tuesday.

Pres. Duterte oks peace road map

A comprehensive peace road map that hopefully will bring about peace and development in the land got the presidential imprimatur during a closed door meeting late Monday afternoon in Malacanan.

Duterte reiterates desire to end war with rebel groups

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led on Friday the change of command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo where he reiterated his desire to end the atrocities with the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People Army (CPP-NPA), Moro International Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). President Duterte, in his speech during the AFP change of command, reiterated that his Read More

Palace expects next administration to continue Mindanao peace process

Malacanang said it hopes that the next administration will prioritize the peace process with the Muslim rebels because the current government has already invested a lot in attaining peace in Mindanao. Incoming Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said they will not prioritize the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and they will concentrate on the pushing of federalism as championed by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte. In a radio interview Saturday, Communication Secretary Read More