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Office of the President of the Philippines

Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

First Quarter FY 2016
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is mandated to provide
technical and administrative support to the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (PAPP) in
the discharge of functions for the coordination and implementation of all components of the
comprehensive peace process. The comprehensive peace process consists of two (2) main tracks.
Track 1 aims to achieve negotiated political settlements of all internal armed conflicts with the
different armed groups. Alongside this is the Complementary Track, which seeks to address the
causes and impacts of all internal armed conflicts and other issues that affect the peace process
through security, justice, and development interventions in conflict-affected and conflictvulnerable areas. The Complementary Track is primarily pursued through PAMANA, the national
governments convergence framework and program for peacebuilding and development in areas
affected by and vulnerable to conflict.
The following presents the highlights of OPAPPs accomplishments during the first quarter of FY
2016 in the implementation of various programs and projects in support of the national peace


A. Government of the Philippines - Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples Army/
National Democratic Front (GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF) Peace Process
In light of the continuing impasse in the talks, the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG), as
Third Party Facilitator, continued its proactive and discreet efforts for the government and
the CPP/NPA/NDF to reconnect and move the talks forward given the remaining period left
for the Aquino administration.
In line with this, the Panel Secretariat continued its provision of technical support to the
PAPP, the GPH Panel Chair, the GPH Team and the Panel Technical Committee in the
following meetings/activities held:
Panel Chairs informal dialogue with Media held on 12 January at Archipelago
Restaurant in Ortigas, Pasig City;
Panel Technical Committee Members briefing regarding Updates on GPHCPP/NPA/NDF talks with the students of the 3rd Army Training Group held on 19
January at Camp Lapu-Lapu in Cebu City;
Panel Chair and Technical Committee/Secretariats meeting with COMELEC Chair
Andres Bautista regarding GPH Panel Issues/Concerns relative to the May 2016
elections held on 2 March at Palacio del Gobernador in Instramuros , Manila;
PAPP with Technical Committee/Secretariats participation to Inter-Agency
meeting on Lumads held on 10 and 18 March at NSC in Quezon City;

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PAPPs meeting with the Panel Chair and Technical Committee/Secretariat

regarding Proposed Exit Plan: Managing the Impasse to Build Consensus and to
Transition a Workable Table held on 4 March in OPAPP, Pasig City;
Monitored HR-IHL complaints and compliance for endorsement to AO 35 and other
agencies. IHL situation analysis and formulate policy recommendation therein.

The following technical reports were prepared by the Panel/Secretariat resulting from the
abovementioned meetings/activities:
Confidential Reports/Memo-randa for the PAPP/Panel Chair Re Talks
- Proposed Exit Plan: Updated Strategic Actions on Managing the Continuing
- Draft Report on the results of the C/N/N Cluster engagement with the security
sector to share the narratives of the peace process with the C/N/N
- Draft Panel Statements re No rebuffed deal with communist rebels and re NPA
Inputs for the Panels Transition Report (1986-2016)
GPH Panels Terminal Report as Inputs for the OPAPP Terminal Report
Inputs for the Panels Strategic Communication Plan

B. Government of the Philippines Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GPH-MILF) Peace Process
1. GPH-MILF Special Meeting in Malaysia. On 10-11 February 2016, a Special Meeting of
the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
Peace Panels was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with a Joint Statement issued at the
end affirming the parties joint commitment to peace.
The Parties expressed their disappointment over the non-passage of the Bangsamoro
Basic Law. They reaffirmed their commitment to the peace process and to preserve the
gains of more than 17 years of negotiations and the implementation of the CAB,
believing that it continues to provide a viable roadmap and comprehensive approach
towards resolving armed conflict in Mindanao.1
The two Parties reaffirmed their commitment to stay the course of peace. They shall
sustain the existing peace infrastructure. This infrastructure is fundamental in keeping
the peace on the ground and supporting the implementation of the CAB. It is important
that it remains functional for the next administration to carry forward the
implementation of the agreements.2
2. Deliberation on the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The House of Representatives
resumed its regular session on January 19, 2016. On January 25, 2016, the BBL is
supposedly part of the agenda but no discussions were made until the next session day.
On January 27, 2016, Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balindong delivered his privilege speech
pointing out that "this closed the book of hope for the passage of the landmark measure".

GPH-MILF Joint Statement 11 February 2016


The BBL was part of the agenda in the Senate from January 25-27, 2016 but there were no
interpellations were conducted.
The GPH Legal Team remained engaged with the legislators in the House of
Representatives by providing briefings and technical assistance to the legislators and
committee secretariat while the GPH Panel Secretariat has continuously monitored the
developments in both Chambers.
3. Implementation of the Normalization Process. As defined in the agreements,
normalization is the process whereby communities can achieve their desired quality of
life, which includes the pursuit of sustainable livelihood and political participation within
a peaceful, deliberative society. It aims to ensure human security in the Bangsamoro and
build a society that is committed to basic human rights where individuals are free from
fear of violence or crime and where long-held traditions and values continue to be
The Annex on Normalization, signed on 24 January 2014, details the components of this

Security. During the 1st quarter of 2016, the Joint Normalization Committee (JNC)
continued to coordinate and monitor the activities of the Normalization Program.
Meetings with different stakeholders were conducted to ensure the smooth flow of
plans, programs and activities related to the Normalization Program. For the security
aspect, the following meetings were undertaken:
with PDEA to come up with draft guidelines on anti-drug operations in Conflict
Affected Areas in Mindanao;
- with AFP and PNP to come up with plans to improve the JPST Training courses,
retooling programs and guidelines on a) selection criteria/ process for JPST
members from GPH ; b) replacement process; and c) internal preparations from
the GPH representatives prior to attendance to joint trainings;
- with Phillip Thomsom of the British Council regarding the public launch of the
community policing toolkit. The main objective of the Community Policing
Project is to develop a robust Community Policing blueprint and toolkit for use
and adoption by key authorities and institutions. The JNC was requested to
deliver a solidarity message in support of the project during the Dissemination
Forum and Public Presentation of the Community Policing Project.
The database which will contain the information, baseline data and activities under
the security component began during this quarter. Draft modules for each dimension
under the security component (ie JPST deployment, Armed Groups, recordings of
incidents and other events) were started and pilot tested for further enhancement
based on the data needed by the JNC for monitoring. Further enhancements are
currently being undertaken.

Socio-Economic Developments. In light of the non-passage of the BBL, the expected

and programmed decommissioning of MILF combatants has been put on hold, with
the MILF pronouncing that there will be no further decommissioning of BIAF

members aside from the initial batch of 145 BIAF members who were
decommissioned during the ceremonial program held in June last year, together
with the turn-over of high-powered and crew-served weapons. Yet, the MILF has
agreed that the programmed activities and interventions for the initial 145
decommissioned members will continue. They have also agreed to the continuation
of the work towards the transformation of the six (6) previously acknowledged MILF
Task Force for Decommissioned Combatants and their Communities (TFDCC).
The TFDCC takes care of capacity-building interventions and the provision of
basic social services to the decommissioned combatants and their immediate
From February to March 2016, 133 MILF decommissioned combatants (DCs)
underwent different sets of technical-vocational training under TESDA as part of
the socio-economic track of the normalization process to assist them to transition
to peaceful, productive civilian lives.
As of March 2016, 55 of the DCs are completing their skills training on
dressmaking, cookery, automotive, electrical installation and mechanics, welding
and small engine mechanics while 78 DCs have completed their classes in driving,
carpentry and bread and pastry. A total of 80 DCs are at the stage of Sustainable
Livelihood Program (SLP) implementation. The activities varied from bundled
with skills training and stand-alone activities/project.
On March 3, 2016, the DSWD cash-for-training assistance was granted to 132 DCs
as financial support while they are in their training programs.
On March 1, 13 and 15, 2016, three coordination meetings were conducted with
Dr. Taugan Kikay, Project Management Team Leader. The meetings addressed
operational issues and bottlenecks in relation to the implementation of the
programmed activities, the crucial collaborative and coordinative efforts with our
counterpart, the resolution of matters related to the various concerns of DCs in
the conduct of skills training and cash for training assistance. Further, it
facilitated the reorientation of the DCs on the interventions, commitments and
programs for them as approved by the TFDCC.
Joint Task Force on Camp Transformation (JTFCT). As provided in the Annex on
Normalization, the Joint Task Forces will assess the needs, plan appropriate
programs, and undertake necessary measures to transform these areas into
peaceful and productive communities.
The Task Force Camps Transformation (TFCT) shall supervise the overall work of
the six (6) Joint Task Forces.
During the February 2016 meeting of the panels in Kuala Lumpur, they signed the
Terms of Reference for the JTFCT, which were actually already in place for each
of the six (6) camps.

On January 7, 2016, the Department of Agriculture (DA) turned-over to the Moro

Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) agricultural equipment, inputs and has also
pledged capability-building training for farmer-beneficiaries aimed to transform
six acknowledged MILF camps into peaceful communities.
From October 2015 to March 2016, there were Quick Response Projects technical
site validation and procurement of solar systems, water systems and 2 units of
hanging bridges were conducted
i. Quick Response Projects
a. School-based Programs: In the 18 beneficiary schools of the Expanded
Brigada Eskwela and Dental Outreach Program, 343 pupils and 95
parents received dental care while 768 pupils received hair care through
the Libreng Gupit Program. As of 10 November 2015, these 18 schools
finished the first (80% of the allocated budget) of two phases of
rehabilitation care through repairs of facilities and new wall paintings.
The second phase is to be scheduled upon the availability of the 20% of
the allocated budget. The 18 schools are located within the six
previously acknowledged camps.
ii. Community-based QRPs:
a. Camp Abubakar As-Siddique: construction of 145 housing units, 2.5 km
road network and water system
b. Camp Badre: Construction of hanging bridge (5 sites) in Brgy. Ahan,
Talayan, Maguindanao, solar electric power (20 sites) and provision of 5
units Deep Well water system level I in Brgy. Ahan, Guindulungan,
c. Camp Omar: Road improvement in Brgy. Saniag, Ampatuan
Maguindanao, provision of Farm Animal Assistance, provision of HVC
seedlings, construction of hanging bridge in Brgy. Tuayan, Shariff
Aguak, Maguindanao, road opening at Mt. Firiz, Datu Unsay,
d. Camp Rajamuda: installation of individual electrical power to
households, animal dispersal/draft animal (100 heads), construction of
reservoir and water distribution lines.
e. Camp Bushra: construction of foot bridge, provision of 500 units of solar
power and 5 units of Potable water system level II, all in the 5 sitios of
brgy. Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur
f. Camp Bilal: provision of water systems level II in Brgys. Tamparan,
Panggao, Pantaon, Balabacan, Maliwanag and Tapurug, provision of
solar power in all the above brgys except Tapurug and construction of
footbridge of about 15-20 meters.
The list of community-based projects was jointly approved by the Task Forces
from the GPH and MILF. The procurement of Solar Power System (across
camps), National Rehabilitation Project of Kabulnan River (Camp Omar) and

Water System Level II (Camp Badre) are currently ongoing. The Water
System Level I (Camp Badre) is ready for contract signing.
4. Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program. At the same time, the Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program
(SBP) which closed in November 2015, continues to implement a few remaining
components left for completion. DA and DSWD are also ready to implement immediate
interventions to address the socio-economic gaps resulting from the Law Enforcement
Operations (LEOs) in Maguindanao and Lanao, with the assistance of these joint bodies.
Needed interventions are also being targeted for conflict-affected communities which are
also affected by El Nino.
Below are the accomplishments of SBP components as of March 31, 2016, to wit:
a. Health
22,709 beneficiaries covered by the PHIC under the SBP and enrollment for
the current year is ongoing;
- 5 units of Ambulance from PCSO were provided to Cotabato Sanitarium,
Panamao District Hospital, Davao Oriental Provincial Hospital, Zamboanga
Sibugay Provincial Hospital and Tamparan District Hospital;
- 5 units of ambulance ready for pick up at PCSO office in Manila, but was
postponed due to election ban (Datu Halun Sakilan Memorial Hospital;
Ediborah P. Yap Memorial Hospital; Amai Pakpak Medical Center; Dinaig
Municipal Hospital; South Cotabato Provincial Hospital);
- 2 units of Barangay Health Station (BHS) were turned over and fully
operational (Tagabakid, Mati City, Davao Oriental and Lampari, Banga, South
- 1 unit of BHS (Sandab, Butig, Lanao Del Sur) is 100% completed. Turnover of
the facility will be done after the DOH ARMMs validation and processing of
the equipment and availability of medicines; and
- Out of 10 Midwives and 50 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), 1 Midwife and
5 BHWs were already trained and deployed to their area of responsibility
(Tagabakid, Mati City, Davao Oriental)
b. Education
- Of the 50 madaris, 45 received the1st tranche of the financial assistance. The
other 5 now in the process of downloading funds from DepEd Central Office;
- 20 of the 45 madaris which received the 1st tranche already received the last
tranche. Implementation of activities and projects is ongoing;
- From 639 grantees enrolled in various state universities and colleges during
the 1st and 2nd semesters of AY 2015-2016, the Study Grant to Bangsamoro
grantees has increased to 1,094 and funds for them are already downloaded to
the different CHED Regional Offices;
- Grantees will receive 20,000 per year to cover school fees, books,
miscellaneous, stipends etc;
- For the Skills Training Scholarship 1,025 of 1,030 already completed skills
training program. Five dropped out of the program; and
- 213 of the graduates have been employed.
c. Livelihood

1,406 children in the 27 madaris completed their 120 days feeding program
and 6,187 children in the 127 Madaris are undergoing feeding activities in
Regions IX, X, XI and XII.
13,386 of 16,194 beneficiaries were identified and endorsed and preparatory
activities are ongoing.
Five (5) Day Care Centers (DCC) located in Dahican, Mati City, Davao
Oriental and Sandor, Balo-I, Lanao Del Norte, Tariken, Sultan Mastura,
Maguindanao, Lampari, Banga, South Cotabato, were turned over to the
Three (3) DCC were completed and for turnover on the first week of May in
Tubig Basag, Bongao, TawiTawi, Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur and Datu
Tumanggong, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay, Buliok, Pikit, North Cotabato.
On-going construction of two DCCs located in the following areas -: Baas,
Lamitan, Basilan 97% completed and Siit Higad, Panamao, Sulu 50%
5,075 (46.1%) Cash-for-work beneficiaries completed their 30 working days
projects and graduated from the program while the 5,929 beneficiaries are
waiting payment of their completed last 10-day works for Region IX and XII;
10.38 kilometers (5 sites) of 19.69 kms. of proposed Farm to Market Roads
(FMR) already funded and at various level of implementation stages - to wit:
o 2 km FMR in Datu Tumanggong, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay 100%
Completed and ready for turnover on 31 March 2016;
o 2 km FMR Sumabakil, Polomolok, South Cotabato at 65% completion;
o 2 km FMR in Old Pobalcion, Munai, Lanao Del Norte at 45% completion;
o FMRs in Bongao, Tawi-tawi construction commence 1st week of April
From the 2015 corporate funds, allocation for the 2 Fish Landing Bays in Mati
Davao Oriental and Pikit North Cotabato have been requested from and
approved by the Philippine Fishery Development Authority Board of
Farm-inputs, draft animals, high value crop products, rice-corn seedlings and
post-harvest facilities completely delivered to the following PO recipients of
o Takiken Farmers Association, Tariken, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao;
o Sumbakil Multi-purpose cooperative, Polomolok, South Cotabato;
o Multi Sectoral Socio-Economic Development, Buliok, Pikit, North
o Amanah Association for Peace and Development, Old Poblacion, Munai,
Lanao del Norte;
o Datu Tumanggong Peace Loving Farmers Association, Datu Tumanggong,
Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay;
o Bugacan Commuity Farmers Association, Bugacan, Tagabakid, Mati,
Davao Oriental;
o In Datu Tumanggong and Old Poblacion, additional delivery of assistance
were scheduled on April to May for DA RFO IX and X respectively.
Three communities in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi have yet to receive their
assistance from DA RFO IX while Butig, Lanao del Sur will be assisted in the
procurement processes for

The National Greening Programis a massive forest rehabilitation programof

the government established by virtue of Executive Order No. 26 issued on
Feb. 24, 2011. SBP covers 1000 hectares to wit:
o 193 has. in Upper Sepaka, Suralla, South Cotabato
o 114 has. in Sandab, Butig, Lanao del Sur
o 193 has. in Buliok, Pagalungan, Maguindanao
o 200 has. in Old Poblacion, Munai, Lanao del Norte
o 70 has. in Tantawan, Gulayon, Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay
o 30 has. in Brgy. President Roxas, RT Lim, Zamboanga Sibugay.
o 50 has. in Tubig Basag, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi;
o 50 has. in Angilan, Omar Sulu; and
o 100 has in Cambug, Albarka, Basilan).
-800 has. of these target areas are at the various levels of implementation.

5. Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission. As stipulated in the CAB, the TJRC is
mandated to undertake a study and to make recommendations with a view to promote
healing and reconciliation among the communities affected by the decades-old conflict in
Mindanao especially in the Bangsamoro region. Its mandates include the following efforts:
to address legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro People; to correct historical injustices;
to address human rights violations; to address marginalization through land dispossession.
The TJRC launched publicly its report on how to heal the wounds of war and address the
legitimate grievances of the Bangsamoro in Cotabato City on March 15, 2016 and in
Makati City on March 16, 2016 with representatives from the Peace Panels, Government
agencies, LGUs, local and international NGOs, donor agencies, academe and Media
witnessing the said event.
During the presentation of the TJRC report in Manila, Chairperson Bleeker, detailed the
content of the findings and reiterated the importance of an independent body, as
prerequisite to achieve results that answer the needs of victims and contribute to prevent
the recurrence of the conflict. She ended stating that the TJRC was told there was a
Bangsamoro problem and that the TJRC has come to the conclusion that there is a
Bangsamoro opportunity for the Philippines.
To put into motion the recommendations of the TJRC, the Office of the Executive
Secretary issued a memorandum of instructions to the PAPP to: (1) endorse the TJRC
Report to the relevant agencies, for the agencies review and assessment; (2) convene and
coordinate with the agencies to work towards the adoption and implementation of the
recommendations; (3) identity and mobilize resources to support the programs that may
be implemented; and (4) encourage and initiate activities toward the mainstreaming and
popularization of the framework for transitional justice and reconciliation. The MOI
likewise required the PAPP "to present a report to the Executive Secretary on her
compliance with these instructions."
For the immediate implementation of the MOI, the PAPP convened a working group
within OPAPP composed of Usec. Luisito G. Montalbo, Usec. Ma. Cleofe Gettie C.
Sandoval, Usec. Jose I. Lorena, Asst. Sec. Jennifer S. Oreta, Asst. Sec. Rosalie C. Romero,
Dir. John Bradley B. Fenomeno, Atty. Armi Beatriz Bayot ( GPH-MILF Legal Team

member) and Ma. Scheherazade Ruivivar ( GPH-MILF Panel Secretariat member) with
the Bangsamoro Office (BMO) as secretariat.
The PAPP and the working group conducted several meetings this March to study the
TJRC report and identify the relevant agencies that would be tasked for each
6. Consultations / Dialogues / Advocacies. On 28 March, the GPH and MILF Panels led a
commemoration activity for the second anniversary of the signing of the CAB at the
Notre Dame University in Cotabato City. With the theme Stand-up for peace! Long live
the CAB! - the event highlighted the gains achieved in the peace process and the
importance of continuity. This activity showcased a photo exhibit, film showing and
presentation of Plaques of Recognition to the ceasefire mechanisms, past chairs of the
negotiating panels and other local and international actors involved in the Bangsamoro
peace process. The event was attended by partners from the international community and
civil society. Some of the MILF decommissioned combatants were also present.
In the first quarter of 2016, the GPH Panel,GPH Legal Team and GPH Panel Secretariat
had attended and participated as resource persons in public consultations with the
different stakeholders (government agencies, NGOs, CSOs, academic institutions, royal
houses, indigenous people and youth groups, among others), advocacy campaigns on the
BBL, CAB and the peace process, youth forum, inter-agency meetings and international
and local TV and radio interviews.
The Panel Secretariat with the Communications Unit under the guidance of the Panel
produced a book entitled 2015: A Productive but Difficult Year for the Bangsamoro Peace
Process, an expanded timeline detailing the accomplishment of the Bangsamoro peace
process for 2015.
7. Ceasefire Mechanisms
Security cooperation has long been maintained by the CCCH and AHJAG of both the
GPH and the MILF particularly in the aspects of law enforcement operations,
accompaniments and other peace process related activities. The most notable security
cooperation between the GPH and the MILF CCCH and AHJAG was the successful
operations of the government forces against the BIFF in Maguindanao and FLTOs in
Lanao del Sur.
In the conduct of LEO and Hot Pursuit Operations, the MILF has provided assistance to
the government forces directly or indirectly through the ceasefire mechanisms on the
personality, plans, and activities of the Maute Brothers in Lanao del Sur, BIFF in
Maguindanao and Cotabato Province, and ASG in Basilan Province. Such help varies from
information gathering, repositioning of BIAF forces, and blocking the entries and exits of
the enemy forces.
Among the major security cooperation by the GPH and MILF forces, are as follows:
- On 05 February 2016, 2 units of back-hoe of unidentified contractor were burned by
elements of the BIFF conducting dredging project at the Butalo creek in Brgy. Butilen,
Datu Salibo, Maguindanao. The said burning prompted the 1st Mech Inf Bde, Mech Inf

Div, PA to conduct law enforcement operations (LEO) against the BIFF in the general
area of Barangays Tee, Andavit, Gawang, Butilen and Sambulawan, all of Datu Salibo,
Maguindanao and Brgy. Madia, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao. However, prior
to the launching of the said LEO the CCCH and AHJAG of both parties repositioned a
total of 1,773 BIAF-MILF members from the abovementioned areas to four (4)
repositioning sites agreed upon by the CCCH and AHJAG of both parties. The
Maguindanao LEO is still ongoing considering that the BIFF continues to resist the
government forces and the Butalo Dredging Project remains uncompleted.

On 22 February 2016, the 103rd Inf Bde, 1ID, PA conducted hot pursuit operations in
coordination with the Ad Hoc Action Group (AHJAG) and the Coordinating
Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities (CCCH) against the Maute Group who were
monitored to have withdrawn to Brgy. Poctan, Butig, LDS, the reported base of the
Maute Group. During the hot pursuit operations, the CCCH and AHJAG of both
parties were deeply involved in the coordination and isolation of the Maute Group
from the BIAF-MILF in Lanao del Sur. The said operations lasted until 10 Mar 2016.

8. Peace Advocacies and Field Visits. The GPH CCCH has extensively conducted numerous
ceasefire-related peace advocacies and field visits during the quarter. These activities
include attendance to provincial and municipal peace and order council meetings, peace
advocacies/ceasefire briefing among various civil society organizations such as the
Grassroots Peace Monitoring Network. Government security forces (AFP and PNP) and
other stakeholders of the Mindanao Peace Process.
A total of 13 peace advocacies and field visits were conducted by the GPH CCCH for the
first quarter focusing on the ceasefire related issues. Noteworthy to report were the
briefings conducted by the GPH CCCH among PNP Regional Office IX regarding
ceasefire mechanism, and attendance to the Bangsamoro Forum entitled Sustaining the
Peace Process in the Philippines.
Moreover, the CCCH has also supported the MILF in the conduct of 8 peace advocacies
for the quarter with particular focused on the program of Normalization and the ceasefire
updates. During the assembly, participants from BIAF-MILF Members, MILF Political and
Civil Committees, and other MILF supporters were present.
9. Working Group for the Vulnerable Sectors. The Panels on February 11, 2016 in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia announced the creation of a working group for vulnerable sectors,
including widows, orphans, people with disabilities, detainees and their families to be
recommended to the Panel . A series of meetings were conducted by the working group to
study the possible interventions for the vulnerable sectors.

C. GPH-MNLF Peace Process: Representation of the MNLF in the Transition Authority

1. Closure of the Tripartite Review Process (TRP)
On 26 January 2016, the GPH, MNLF and the OIC agreed to formally conclude the
Tripartite Review Process of the implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement, as
articulated in a joint communiqu. This means that the parties can now move forward


towards implementing the agreements reached under the TRP, which has run for more
than eight years.
Specifically, the Joint Communiqu identified four key areas that the parties agreed to
The establishment of the Bangsamoro Development Assistance Fund that will be
used for socio-economic development projects for MNLF communities;
The agreement on the Co-Management of Strategic Minerals will be referred to the
Oversight Committee created by RA 9054 for the continuation of its devolution
The participation of the MNLF in the Bangsamoro Transition Authority of the
envisioned Bangsamoro Government; and
The creation of the Tripartite Implementation Monitoring Committee, a body that
will oversee the implementation of all points of consensus arrived at by the TRP.
Relative to the implementation of TRP agreements OPAPP have provided reports and
briefing papers on the following activities:

One (1) Preparatory Meeting convened by the Office of the Executive Secretary on
the consensus on Co-Management of Strategic Minerals which was attended by
representatives from Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), Department of Energy
(DOE), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the ARMM
on 3 March 2016 and resulted to the agreement for the conduct of bilateral meetings
to prepare for proposals to be submitted to the OES.

Two (2) rounds of bilateral meetings between ARMM and DOE on March 9 and 14
and with DENR on March 9 and 15 with the following agreements:
- Continuing discussion on the issue of co-management of strategic minerals due
to conflicting definition of strategic minerals between ARMM and DENR
- Discuss co-management on matters without conflict such as the natural
reserves, aquatic parks, forests and watershed reservations and using the 1991
DENR-ARMM MOA as starting point
- DOEs proposal for areas of cooperation with ARMM

2. Social protection packages of PhilHealth and CHED Study Grant provided to MNLF
members and/or next of kin
Endorsement of New Applicants
o A total of six hundred seventy-six (676) new beneficiaries were already
endorsed to avail of the benefits of the PhilHealth Program. Out of six hundred
seventy-six (676), three hundred sixty-one (361) are male and three hundred
fifteen (315) are female.
o For the 1st quarter of 2016, the OPAPP facilitated the acceptance of applications
for CHED Study Grant SY 2016-2017. As of 31 March 2016, two hundred
eighty (280) MNLF members next of kin have applied, screened and ready to be
endorsed to the CHED. Out of the two hundred eighty (280), one hundred
sixty-two (162) are female and one hundred eighteen (118) are male.

Engagement with MNLF Leaders


OPAPP has also engaged with MNLF leaders in Central Mindanao, Lanao del Sur,
Lanao del Norte, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi to seek endorsement on the submitted list
of applicants from their areas to both PhilHealth and CHED programs.
D. Government of the Philippines Cordillera Bodong Administration/ Cordillera Peoples
Liberation Army (GPH-CBA/CPLA) Peace Process
The 2011 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the government and the
Cordillera Bodong Administration (CBA)- Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA)
signed in Malacaang on July 4, 2011 continues its implementation to complete
commitments Towards the CPLAs Final Disposition of Arms and Forces and its

Transformation into a Potent Socio-economic Unarmed Force (Closure Agreement).

The following are the accomplishments in the MOA components (a) disposition of arms
and forces (DAF); (b) socio-economic reintegration; and (c) community development
projects (CDPs). Updates on social protection and communications are also provided.
1. Disposition of Arms and Forces (DAF). OPAPP through the Closure Agreement
Secretariat (CAS) held follow up meetings with the Regional Logistics Division,
Regional Firearms, Explosives and Ammunition Disposal Committee and the Firearms
Explosive and Security Group Section and as of 14 March 2016 the following have
been reported as completed:
Verification and finalization of the list of firearms subject to demilitarization;
Send out of letters for the Chief PNP from both PRO-Cor (re: event clearance
and final list of firearms) and OPAPP (re: request for donation of the firearms).
The date for the demilitarization ceremony was also rescheduled after the May
national elections, as the initial 14 April 2016 date has been found out to be in conflict
with PRO-Cors schedule.
2. Socio-Economic Reintegration
Army integration. A total of one hundred and sixty-eight (168) integrees of the 2011
MOA are still serving the military in various areas, including Mindanao.

DENR Forest Guards. The CAS has interviewed several forest guards from CENROSabangan, Mountain Province and CENRO- Pinukpuk, Kalinga to get insights on their
experiences as PAMANA-DENR Forest Guard Program beneficiaries. Their insights
were recorded on video and shall be used in various publications and video
productions on the closure of the CBA-CPLA peace table.

Livelihood. Status of livelihood implementation:

o Abra, Apayao and Kalinga. Orientation sessions with the Peoples Organizations
(POs) have been successfully completed by the Department of Agriculture
Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) in the Cordillera Administration Region. POs
have been appraised on the rules and processes of the DA and have been
introduced to the local agriculture officers who can help them draft and develop
their livelihood proposals.
o Benguet. The Provincial Government of Benguet on its 16 March 2016
consultation with the new Provincial Auditor has noted that by 28 April 2016, the


Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) regarding Benguet Saguday Livelihood

Association, Inc. (BSLAI)s projects shall be final and executory. The last tranche
shall thereafter be returned by the Provincial Government of Benguet to the
National Treasury.
For Kabunian PO, the Provincial Government has inspected the building in
Alfonso Lista designed for the Corn Enhancement and Marketing project of the
PO. Initial findings indicate deviation from its Program of Works as the
buildings 2-storey design has been extended to three (3) storeys. Kabunian PO
justifies that the additional storey is a product of the POs counterpart funding.

Mountain Province. The Provincial Government of Mountain Province has

approved the following project proposals to be implemented from the remaining
90% of the POs livelihood funds:

Name of PO
Matagowan Tako Organization

Project Site
Paracelis, Mt. Province

Mallin-awa Natonin Organization

Natonin, Mt. Province

Development Association

and Sadanga, Mt. Province

Sadanga, Mt. Province

Project Proposal
Provision of Agricultural
Fattening Feeds
Sari-sari Store

3. Community Development Projects. Of the 81 projects of the 2011 MOA funded under
PAMANA, sixty-nine (69) have been completed. Six (6) are ongoing implementation,
five (5) are in the preparatory stage, and one (1) is proposed for PAMANA-DILG 2017
implementation. These 5 projects in preparatory stage and 1 project under proposal
stage are Kalinga projects that have been officially terminated with the return of funds
following the DAP Ruling. Funding for the 5 projects is now with the PAMANA-DILG
2016 budget.
The Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Regional Development
Council (RDC) together with the Provincial Project Monitoring Committee (PPMC) of
the Mountain Province conducted a joint site inspection of Fubuyan-Fangorao Road in
Bontoc and Betwagan Bridge in Sadanga on 9-10 March 2016. The monitoring bodies
resolved to help the Municipal Government of Sadanga on the repair / re-building of
the typhoon-damaged Betwagan Bridge by following up on the documentary
requirements (design, program of works, etc) with the Department of Public Works
and Highways. These documents are needed to initiate DILGs endorsement of the
repair to the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Committee.
4. Social Protection

OPAPP/PAMANA-PhilHealth. Upon verification of the PhilHealth Field Office in

CAR, the total number of OPAPP/PAMANA-PhilHealth beneficiaries under the
CPLA table enrolled as of 1st quarter 2016 is at eight hundred and eighty-five (885).



Distribution of membership identification cards and Members Data Records (MDRs)

are ongoing.
OPAPP/PAMANA-CHED. The CAS has generated from its database system the list of
591 profiled CPLAs with college-age next-of-kin (15 and above) as of February 2016.
The CAS is in the process of contacting these 591 to offer available slots for SY 20162017 OPAPP/PAMANA-CHED Study Grant Program.
Communications. The OPAPP-CAS has produced a new video primer on PAMANA in
the Cordillera, shown during the joint inspection activity of the Regional Project
Monitoring Committee (RPMC) and the Provincial Project Monitoring Committee
(PPMC) of the Mountain Province on 9-10 March 2016 in Bontoc, Mountain Province.
The news story and photos on the event has also been posted at the PAMANA website
and various social media channels.
OPAPP-CAS also able to collect new video material from PAMANA implementors and
beneficiaries during the 7-12 March 2016 field work in Kalinga and Mountain

E. Government of the Philippines - Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa ng

Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade (GPH RPMP/RPA/ABB) - Tabara Paduano Group (TPG) Peace Process
The draft Closure Agreement with the PRM-P/RPA/ABB (TPG) is under review but
preparatory work with the various line agencies and LGUs on the ground is being prepared
to ensure that the stakeholders (especially the line agencies) will be ready once the
agreement with this group is signed. Members of the RPM-P/RPA/ABB (TPG) has
organized themselves and registered with SEC under Kapatiran Para sa Progresong

Panlipunan, Inc.
Components of the draft Closure Agreement:
Community Peace Dividends (CPD), for communities influenced by TPG;
Socio-Economic Reintegration;
Disposition of Forces and Arms with provision of Interim Security Arrangement;
Provision of Civil-Political Rights; and,
TPG Institutional Transformation.
Scope and coverage:
727 profiled TPG members
556 inventoried firearms and 404 explosives
Five (5) settlement sites and four (4) congregated areas
267 TPG members to form Community Security Force (CSF)
100 barangays under Community Peace Dividends
In compliance with the Presidents instruction, OPAPP is seeking the concurrence of the
heads of implementing agencies who will be involved in the agreements implementation.
These include: Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento of the DILG, Secretary Corazon JulianoSoliman of the DSWD, Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje of the DENR, Secretary Voltaire T.
Gazmin of the DND, Police Director General Ricardo C. Marquez, Chief of the PNP, and
General Hernando Iriberri, Chief of Staff of the AFP.


Meantime, to prepare for the eventual implementation of the Closure Agreement, the
following have been accomplished in the first quarter of 2016:
Community Peace Dividend (CPD)
The implementing guidelines for the implementation of this component has been finalized
and signed by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and PAPP Secretary Teresita
Quintos-Deles on February 11, 2016. The guideline is known as the Consolidated

Guidelines for the Implementation of the Socio-Economic Component of the Closure

Program of the GPH with the RPMP/RPA/ABB.
In preparation for the implementation of the CPD Component of the Closure Agreement, a
joint planning workshop was undertaken by DSWD and the officers of the RPMP/RPA/ABB last February 4-6, 2016 in Subic International Hotel in Olongapo City. The
workshop enabled them to come up with a joint work and financial plan for the
implementation of the CDPs. They also reached agreements relative to the hiring of project
development officers and community facilitators whom DSWD will hire for the purpose.
The AFP Office of the Chief Engineer, who supervises the Philippine Army Engineering
Brigade also attended to present the timeline and cost of hauling and site development
based on their preliminary validation/inspection of the settlement sites.
The 100 barangays identified by TPG and AFP/PNP which were directly affected by the
armed conflict will be provided with community impact projects and are now covered
with Social Protection in terms of PhilHealth and CHED study grants.
Out of the 100 CPD barangays, 77 barangay profiles were secured through the MSWDOs
and barangay councils in preparation to the incoming implementation of livelihood
activities to be implemented by respective DSWD regional offices.
Social and Economic Reintegration of TPG Members
Settlement sites are jointly identified by TPG, LGUs, and concerned agencies where 318
TPG members agreed to resettle and rebuild their lives with the community. The following
activities were accomplished under this component during this quarter:
The PENROs and the regional offices reviewed and re-submitted the draft
presidential proclamations for the settlement site in Ibajay, Aklan and the
municipalities of San Carlos and Cadiz in Negros Occidental.
The PENRO of Negros Oriental, with the concurrence of KAPATIRAN Negros
Oriental Chapters, initiated the processes for the application of Community-Based
Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) in the settlement site in the tri-boundary
municipalities of Tanjay, Amlan, and Sibulan. A series of orientation seminars were
conducted which led to the submission of PENRO of Negros Oriental to the DENR
Central Office of their endorsement for the awarding of CBFMA to Kapatiran.

A series of meetings were conducted with the partner LGUs and agencies to set the
pre-implementation work for the settlement sites through the provincial technical
working groups, these are as follows:.


In Aklan, PTWG meeting with Gov. Florencio Miraflores on the status of

2015 and 2016 PAMANA Projects was conducted on February 2, 2016 and a
follow up meeting conducted last February 17, 2016.
In Negros Occidental, the Provincial Peace and Development Council (PPDC)
met on February 1, 2016 -to discuss the upcoming activities for the settlement
sites. On the same day, courtesy calls and coordination meetings were
conducted with the DILG -NIR Regional Director, DENR-NIR Regional
Director, and the LCEs of the settlement sites
In Negros Oriental, the PTWG met on February 9, 2016 in Convention Hotel,
Capitol Area, Dumagute City to follow through on the MOA and incoming
activities for the settlement site. Likewise, the PPOC passed a resolution
supporting the PDC site and requested the SP to grant authority to the
governor to enter into a MOA with the DILG.

Area Development workshops were conducted in the PDC Settlement Sites. which

aims to detail the placement, implementation, and management of development

projects in the proposed settlement sites as well as its fund utilization. Respective
documentary requirements of agencies in fund downloading was also discussed
during the activity, and this was participated by RRA-TPG leaders and the
Provincial/Municipal technical working Groups. The activity were conducted in the
following sites :
Municipalities of Cadiz, San Carlos, and Kabankalan in Negros Occidental
(March 2 to 4 in Mambukal Mountain Resort, Murcia)
Municipalities of Tanjay, Amlan, and Sibulan in Negros Oriental (March 8 to
9, Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn, Dumaguete City)
Municipality of Ibajay, Aklan (April 5 to 6, Aklan Training Center, Kalibo,
Congregated areas are located in existing rural communities where 177 TPG chose to be
resettled. For the quarter, complete staff work was undertaken in preparation for
purchasing privately owned lands.

In Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, copies of DAR-CARP

Exemption, Affidavit of Subdivision, land titles, barangay map, and land development
layout have been secured. This was undertaken after an initial meeting was
undertaken by Atty. Jomer Aquino with the landowner on 12 February 2016 in
Bacolod City.

As the initially-identified land in La Castellana has already been sold, RPA leaders
looked for another available land to be purchase. The second options was found in
Bgy. Calapi, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. Copies of land titles and vicinity map
were secured.

Employment has been provided to the TPG members to facilitate their reintegration in the
communities and DENR is a primary supporter of this component.
On March 17, a planning and assessment workshop was convened by DENR RO6 in Hotel
del Rio, Molo, Iloilo City. The workshop led to the following agreements:
Contract Renewal of FGs for 2016


Presentation of Annual Accomplishment Report (per CENRO)

Geotagging Capability Building
Salary Adjustment of FGs
The following numbers of forest guards were renewed in 2016:
85 FGs in Region VI (Aklan, Antique and Iloilo),
58 FGs in Negros Occidental, and
18 FGs in Negros Oriental.
Institutional Transformation of TPG
The TPG registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as KAPATIRAN in
2013. The organization has eight chapters, each with their respective set of officers who
are currently attending to the requirements of accreditation with DSWD on its process and
policy for the Accreditation of Civil Society Organizations as Implementing Entities of
Government or Public Funds (COA-DBM-DSWD Joint Resolution No. 2014-001).
KAPATIRAN Chapter in Aklan has an existing contract with DENRs National Greening
Program, the Chapter also was
also cited by DENR Central Office for their
On March 22, 2016, the City Social Welfare and Development Office of Tanjay City
conducted a seminar for the accreditation of the KAPATIRAN as an organized PO. This
activity is conducted as part of DSWDs requirement prior to the , the downloading of
funds for the core shelter.
Disposition of Arms and Forces (DAF) with the provision of Interim Security Arrangement
(ISA) for TPG members
To enhance coordination and communication between TPG and AFP/PNP, security
briefings were organized for Negros Occidental on March 1, 2016and Negros Oriental on
March 8, 2016. The 303rd Brigade for Negros Occidental and 79th Infantry Battalion for
Negros Oriental briefed the TPG leaders on the situation in the areas of operation, the key
tasks of AFP in Interim Security and Community Security Force, and the issues to be
anticipated in this component. Prior to this, a courtesy call to the new 3rd ID Division
Commander BGen. Harold Cabreros and officers in Jamindan, Capiz was conducted. PMO
staff and RPA leader, Ms. Veronica Tabara, was briefed on the overall security situation of
the Negros Island Region and Panay Provinces. Based on information provided by the
AFP intelligence personnel to RPA leaders, the RPA leaders felt they have gained a better
awareness of the security situation.
Coordination with AFP at the national level was facilitated relative to the discussions on
budgetary requirements for this component.
Social Protection
PhilHealth insurance and CHED study grants have been provided to beneficiaries of CPD
As of the first quarter of this year, renewal of PhilHealth memberships of 281 RPA
beneficiaries have been processed. Leaders and representatives of the RPA members in


Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, and Aklan received series of orientation from
PhilHealth during this quarter.
Furthermore, OPAPP-CHED approved 20 next-of-kin of TPG members as OPAPP-CHED
Grantees for SY 2015-2016. The submission of requirements (registration form, copy of
School ID, etc) was monitored and facilitated by the PMO.



A. PAyapa at MAsaganang PamanayaNAn (PAMANA) Status Report (see attached

PAMANA progress report as of 31 March 2016)

B. Oversight and Management Functions in PAMANA Program Implementation
1. PAMANA Program implementation in Areas Affected by CPP/NPA/NDF
i. PAMANA Programing
List of 526 projects for 2017 PAMANA programming were generated following a
process of consultation and vetting with LGUs, partner agencies and the
RDC/RPOC. The distribution of projects per zone are as follows:
a. BQM 82 projects
b. CDC - 410 projects
c. Samar Island 34 projects
ii. Project Validation and Monitoring
Technical inputs provided in the development of the LGU Performance
Assessment Framework and Indicator Set which is being considered to be utilized
for the following purposes, among others:
a. Assessing which areas may be ready to graduate from the program.
b. Input to project implementation and programming
c. Assessing which areas may need more governance-related interventions
d. Determining which areas may be provided with performance incentives (link
to DILGs Performance Challenge Fund/Seal of Good Governance)
Joint OPAPP-DOST-DILG validation reports of the PAMANA-Wifi project in
Caraga, Davao, Samar, and Masbate submitted to the NPMO. The provision of
Free Wifi/Internet Project is an additional project that has been included this
2016 in the menu of projects to be funded under PAMANA. The project is
intended to facilitate the delivery of government services to conflictaffected/vulnerable communities.
Provincial profiles of 13 PAMANA provinces updated and submitted to OPAPP
Monitoring and Evaluation Unit in compliance to the PAMANA program
evaluation requirement.
Technical assistance in terms of facilitation and serving as resource persons
provided in the retooling of Community Development Plan (CDP) Planning
Teams of LGUs from six provinces (Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Masbate,


Camarines Norte, Sorsogon and Camarines Sur). Under the PAMANA Pillar 1
Implementation, DILG is implementing a project that mainstream conflict
sensitivity and peace promotion in the CDP planning process of the LGUs.
Monitoring activities of PAMANA projects in 12 municipalities conducted in
coordination with the concerned partner agencies (DA, DILG, DSWD). During
said monitoring, some implementation issues were surfaced i.e. absence of
billboards, cracks in roads, and concrete actions to address said issues were agreed
upon. Below are the summary of projects and areas monitored for the first quarter:
a. Sta. Elena, Basud and Labo Camarines Norte on February 4-5, 2016
b. Casiguran, Juban and Irosin Sorsogon on February 25-26, 2016
c. Bato, Camarines Sur (FMR),
d. Del Gallego, Camarines Sur (Bridge), Tinambac, Camarines Sur (FMR).
e. San Fernando and Cabanglasan, Bukidnon March 17, 2016
f. San Jorge, Samar and Mondragon-Silvino Lubos road in Samar on January 29

iii. Support to enhanced the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP)

implementation by DILG and LGUs
Approval of the Joint Memorandum Circular on the Comprehensive Local
Integration Program (CLIP) last 2 March 2016 facilitated. The JMC was revised to
make the program more responsive to the needs of the former rebels and
implementing partners, following the DILG-led program review in May 2015 and
several discussions with the AFP.
984 new/for renewal beneficiaries under the CLIP program were endorsed to
PHIC for the processing of their enrolment and medical insurance coverage under
the PAMANA-PHIC program.
iv. Policy Recommendations/inputs on the conflict issues such as Indigenous Peoples,
Human Rights, Mining, and Agrarian Reform
Technical inputs provided during the IP Summit as part of the WNIs efforts to
provide development and social protection services to IP communities;
Documented and facilitated the FGD with Mamanwa and Manobo leaders to
surface the needs of the IPs within CADT 134 in preparation for the conduct of
the Peace Caravan being planned in Jabonga, Kitcharao and Santiago in Agusan
del Norte;
Technical inputs provided in the updating of the Davao Regional Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Plan relative to addressing disasters brought about by
armed conflict;
Concerns of PAMANA and CLIP beneficiaries derived from the Peoples Dialogue
in Bukidnon, ranging from housing, livelihood, education, health, legal and CLIP
were elevated to concerned agencies for appropriate action.
v. Strengthening engagement with peace partners
Regular coordination maintained with the following peace partners in Samar,
mobilizing them to support and advocate the peace agenda: SIPPAD, NSPDF,
ESPDF, SPPADE, YES4NS, WARAYA, JCI Phils, ID Press Corps, Media for Peace
and Development, World Health Organization, UEP Youth Leaders Council.
Some of the concrete initiatives of these partners were:


Spearheaded the covenant signing for peaceful elections among candidates;

Participated in the LGU-led peace forum and service caravan in Brgy Mabini
Basey, Samar; and
- (Media for Peace and Development) issued statements against atrocities of the
Support extended to different dialogues intended to address specific local peace
concerns, as follows:
- OPAPP Area Manager served as resource person in 2 Peace and Development
fora led by the AFP in Basey, Samar and Mac-Arthur, Eastern Samar;
- Participated in the updating of the situational analysis that would input in the
RPOC 13s Roadmap to Peace which shall guide the member agencies peace
and development initiatives; and
- Lobbied with the Samar Island Platform for Peace and Development
(SIPPAD) the discussion of extrajudicial killings in Calbayog and the inclusion
of PAMANA areas in the comprehensive development plan as a requirement
in the creation of One Samar, One Region proposal. As a result, the SIPPAD
issued statements condemning the extrajudicial killings and included the
peace and development agenda in their draft proposed development plan.
PAMANA updates provided to the RPOC 4A, 4B and 5 during the regular
Councils meeting for the first quarter.

2. PAMANA Program Implementation in Areas with MNLF Presence

For 2016 PAMANA Program implementation in ARMM and DSWD-ARMM,
following activities were currently being conducted: Community Profiling,
Project Validation, and Project Proposal Preparation for the ARMM provinces.
Regular meetings with RPOC and PPOC addressing arising socio-economic issues
and concerns in PAMANA program implementation were also conducted.
On March 3, 2016, OPAPP provided program orientation and updates during
the 1st quarterly meeting of Regional Peace and Order Council XII. During
the meeting, issues on security threat to MNLF areas were discussed and an
agreement has been reached to have a separate session with PNP to discuss
the matter
MNLF communities and PAMANA beneficiaries participated in Kwentuhang
PAMANA,workshop which aims to discuss and identify the success stories of
PAMANA program implementation based on the stories of that will be shared by
the participants. A series of workshop was conducted in cooperation with NPMO
and partner agencies for the Regions of 9, 10, 11 and 12.

3. Crafting of PAMANA Operations Manual. The PAMANA Operations Manual is

being prepared to ensure program sustainability beyond the Aquino
administration. The manual will be designed as an easy-guide companion for
all concerned agencies from the national to the local levels and shall set forth
sustained, smooth, and consistent program implementation by outlining clear
operational guiding principles, rules, structures, processes and procedures on
The objectives of the PAMANA Operations Manual are:

1. Bridge the gaps between policy- and ground-level implementation;

2. Harmonize and simplify implementing guidelines and protocols;
3. Clarify and integrate conflict-sensitive and peace promoting principles
into systems of operations;
4. Indicate clear indicators for assessing whether procedures and strategies
are conflict-sensitive and peace promoting;
5. Document innovations and/or breakthroughs as well as common and
unique practices of implementing agencies;
6. Create mechanisms for monitoring and ensuring sustainability; and
7. Develop and enhance transparency and accountability of implementing
C. Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP-WPS)
OPAPP, as Chair of the National Steering Committee3 (NSC) that oversees the
implementation of the NAP-WPS, provides NAP-WPS technical assistance to the
committee members and, most recently, partner agencies implementing the PAMANA.
The following were the key interventions and outputs for the quarter:
1. Technical Assistance to the Security Sector
- The GAD Focal Persons coming from the different units of the general
headquarters of the Philippine Army was oriented on the NAPWPS. The
orientation was designed so as to equip the participants with knowledge on
Women, Peace, and Security that will guide them in drafting 2
protocols/guidelines, to wit: Guidelines on Handling Women Inside Evacuation
Camps and Guidelines on Handling Women Captured as Combatants. By the end
of the activity, the participants were able to draft the 2 protocols/guidelines.
- In enhancing the 2 protocols/guidelines, (Guidelines on Handling Women Inside
Evacuation Camps & Guidelines on Handling Women Captured as Combatants)
the NAP Team constantly provided mentoring/coaching.
2. Technical Assistance to PAMANA NGAs
- Technical assistance on how the NAPWPS is mainstreamed in Agency GAD Plan
and Budgets was also provided to the Department of Agriculture (DA) (February
28, 2016) in an orientation for all its Regional GAD Focal Persons as well as to the
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-CARAGA (March 1-3,
2016). Those participating from the DSWD-CARAGA were all the Municipal
Links (MLs) of the provinces of Surigao del Sur,Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Sur,
and Agusan del Norte.

After the orientation with the DSWD-CARAGA, there was a resolution from the
MLs to bring the NAPWPS to the municipal planning, for integration in the local

The nine (9) NSC members are as follows: Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Department of Social Welfare and
Development (DSWD), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of
Foreign Affairs (DFA), Department of National Defense (DND), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and the
National Commission of Muslim Filipinos (NCMF).


3. Development of a NAP Resource Material

In partnership with the UN Women, a NAPWPS Resource Kit is being developed.
The kit aims to strengthen capacities of national and regional government
agencies and local government units on women, peace and security
mainstreaming, especially in conflict and post-conflict areas, as well as
strengthening capacities of key service providers in delivering technical
assistance/ capacity development interventions on women, peace and security,
especially in conflict and post-conflict areas.
. The NAP Team participated in the writeshop and provided administrative
assistance in terms of identifying and confirming attendance of critical
participants to the FGDs which are part of the whole process of the kit
4. Technical Assistance for the Drafting of their Manual Operations to the ARMM
Region and (5) Provinces ( Lanao Del Sur, Maguindanao, Bisilan, Sulu and Tawi tawi.
The NAP Team provided technical assistance to the finalization of the six (6)
ARMM Regional and Provincial Women and Peace Centers Manual of
Operations. These manual of operations will serve as the operational system of the
women and peace centers, including the types of services it will cater to the
women in the areas.
5. Monitoring and Evaluation for the NAPWPS
Development of a Conflict-Sensitive Peace Promoting Monitoring and Evaluation
Accountability and Learning (CSPP MEAL) Tool for the NAPWPS
o In view of the anticipated change in the administration by mid-2016,
there is a need to look into and reflect on what has been accomplished in
implementing the NAPWPS under this administration, with a view to
sustaining the implementation post-2016.
o In this regard, a Conflict-Sensitive, Peace Promoting Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (CSPP MEAL) System tool was
developed. The tool development is being spearheaded by the M&E Unit,
with support from the NAP Team.
o Generally, the CSPP MEAL aims to assess the current capacities of
agencies/LGUs to implement gender-responsive programs in conflict and
post-conflict situations.
o Specifically, the tool aims to 1) assess the level of NAPWPS
mainstreaming through the 4 mainstreaming entry points- Policy, People,
Program, and Peso, 2) assess the effectiveness and responsiveness of the
programs and services provided to women and girls in CAAs, and 3)
Identify gaps, challenges and possible recommendations in addressing
issues in mainstreaming/implementing NAP
o The tool was pilot-tested in Maguindanao on 11 January 2016. Among the
significant feedback gathered from the participants were: 1) At the
municipal level, it was the first time that the participants heard about the
NAPWPS.; 2) There was difficulty in generating the data/information
required by the tool.


Subsequently, an orientation-workshop on the tool was given to

PAMANA areas on Feb 29-March 1 (CNN areas) and March 21-22
(Bangsamoro Areas). The result of the orientation-workshop with CNN
areas fed into the NAP Country Report.
In the orientation-workshop for both areas, a mapping of interventions
was done to capture outcomes of the NAPWPS implementation. What
surfaced was that interventions given by the LGUs are mostly along the
NAP Pillars 1) Protection and Prevention, 2) Empowerment and
Participation, and 3) Promotion and Mainstreaming.

The NAP Team served as Resource Person and Facilitator during the orientationworkshops.
6. Completion of the NAPWPS Reports
Two draft NAPWPS Reports were completed and approved by the PAPP.
These were 1) NPWPS Implementation: The Philippine Experience, and 2)
Women, Peace, and Security: A Study on the Initiatives to Implement United
Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
The first report details the development and substance of the NAPWPS while
the second report provides the database on where the Filipino women stand in
matters of peace and security.

D. OPAPP and Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

During the first quarter of 2016, the OPAPP-Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (OPAPPMEU) did an assessment on the level of CSPP MEAL integration of OPAPP Units and
Partner Agencies to streamline its technical assistance relative to operationalization of the
system. This assessment also led to review of the MEUs major final outputs and how these
support the organizations outcome and MFOs.
OPAPP-MEU Outcome: Conflict-Sensitive and Peace-Promoting Monitoring, Evaluation,
Accountability and Learning System adopted by Peace Partners (OPAPP, NGAs, LGUs,
CSOs). Under this outcome, the MEU came up with indicators which also supports MEUs
core business processes namely: (1) Development of Results and Indicators Framework;
(2) Mapping of Existing M&E Arrangements and Designing CSPP MEAL Arrangements
and Tools; (3) Support on Information System Development and Operations; (4) Program
Evaluation and Learning; and (5) Transparency and Accountability Mechanisms.
These business processes and outcome indicators help in streamlining and strategically
identifying areas of learning and improvement for the technical assistance being provided
by MEU.
Number of program and support units provided with technical assistance in crafting,
vetting, and finalizing their RF and indicators. The MEU developed an initial results
framework and indicators for the Community Demobilization-Community Security
Management (CD-CSM) to support its implementation. Also, an initial mapping of
CD-CSM M&E needs and arrangements across CSPP-MEAL components was
conducted by the MEU to identify areas of M&E support and possible collaboration.


Percentage of peace tables and program/support units provided with technical

assistance in formulating their work plans. MEU provided technical assistance to
Planning and Compliance Unit in the facilitation and conduct of the Assessment and
Planning sessions of support and program units (Communications Unit and OSEC,
OED Planning, PCCU Planning, NAP WPS Planning, PAMANA NPMO). MEU
assistances included the review of the units RF and how it aligns to the units mandate
and programs.

Number of context monitoring/baseline initiatives supported. The MEU continued its

engagement with DILG - BLGD in its baseline data reconstruction initiatives as part of
the DILG BLGD Pillar 1 in mainstreaming CSPP and CSPP MEAL in Local
Development Planning. Also, in line with the baseline reconstruction for PAMANA,
the MEU revised the baseline reconstruction tool to integrate comments and inputs
from partner agencies and PAMANA units. The said revision which includes a brief
description of the tool and its sections aimed to capture the data requirements of
DILG Pillar 1 from LGUs as well as of other PAMANA implementing agencies,
provide data on local peace and development indicators and establish a standard
municipal and provincial profile of conflict affected areas under PAMANA.
To provide a baseline or the current skills and capacities for the members of the Joint
Peace and Security Team for Normalization, the MEU provided technical assistance to
the Joint Normalization Committee Secretariat in the conduct of the JPST Training
through the development of evaluation tool for instructor and participants and in the
analysis of the results of the evaluation and crafting of the JPST Training Topline
Report. The tool developed by MEU together with the assistance of the JNC
Secretariat was based on the UN Guide for Peacekeeping Training Evaluation which
includes four levels:
- Reaction or the measure of participants satisfaction with the training program as
well as their plans to use what they have learned;
- Learning or the assessment of how much new knowledge and skills participants
have learned (using pre-tests/post-test, role plays, simulations and other tools);
- Application or the Assessment of whether (and how much) participants applied
the new knowledge and skills on the job; and,
- Impact or the measurement of outputs, quality, costs and time, and suggestion to
measure changes in peace and security situation in communities, level of
teamwork among JPST members.
For NAP - WPS, the MEU also initiated the extension and data gathering for the
results of the NAP WPS implementation of NAP NSC and partner agencies.
Bilateral meetings on data monitoring and reporting, and on the baseline extension
initiatives was conducted by the NAP Team and MEU with DILG, DSWD, DOJ, PA,
and DA. Results of the meetings included the accomplishment of the data
requirements of selected NAP WPS indicators for 2015 implementation and
institutional arrangements on the reporting of their NAP WPS accomplishments.

Number of outcome tracking activities supported. The MEU conducted outcome

mapping activities with representatives from GPH Secretariat for talks with the


CPP/NPA/NDF and PAMANA BM LGUs during the orientation and workshop of

the CSPP MEAL for NAP WPS last February and March 2016. Results of the
outcome mapping activities included the surfacing of the different changes in the
conditions of women and young girls from the LGUs interventions such as improved
access to health and maternal services, increased livelihood support, and enhanced
psychosocial support for VAW victims and FRs.

Number of implementation monitoring initiatives (e.g., PAMANA, NAP, SE

component of Norm) supported. The MEU conducted capacity building of the
proposed M&E tool with RCBW and LGU staff and pilot testing last January 2016 of
the proposed M&E Tool for NAP WPS which stemmed from an orientation of the
tool conducted by MEU and the NAP team with the Regional Commission on
Bangsamoro Women (RCBW) in ARMM last December 2015. The activity resulted in
the mapping of outcomes for two LGUs in Maguindanaos implementation of the NAP
WPS and enhancement of the tool. To further enhance and align the tool to the
different monitoring tools prescribed by DILG and PCW in monitoring LGU and
agency programs, the Office of the Undersecretary of Programs together with Policy
and MEU met with PCW and DILG representatives to orient them on the CSPP
MEAL framework for NAP and introduce the NAP WPS monitoring tool. Results of
the meeting include the revision of the tool which includes changing of the tool name
from CGERL ka ba? to Conflict Sensitive and Peace Promoting NAP WPS
Monitoring Tool, integration of the ecological profiles of the GeRL ka ba and the
MCW baseline monitoring tool.
For the implementation of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program, the MEU,
together with DMU and PAMANA NPMO, provided technical assistance to DILGNBOO on CLIP Information Management System roll-out such as workshop design
and learning presentation, and possible resource person for Region IV-B leg.

Number of policies and implementation guidelines of PAMANA/NAP-WPS partner

agencies and oversight agencies wherein CSPP MEAL components and/or approaches
were integrated.
The MEU also continued its engagements with DILG BLGD in the Mainstreaming of
CSPP in Local Development Planning. For 2016, MEU focused its engagement on
providing technical support on the policy development and capacity development for
local DILG officers and LGU planning personnel in select PAMANA areas in
integrating CSPP in their respective Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) as
part of PAMANA Pillar 1, review of the Guidebook and Facilitators Manual currently
being revised by MPDLGP Consultant and assisted in the National retooling for LGUs
(Regions IV-A, VI, X and XI).

Number of evaluation initiatives supported. For 2016, the contract for PAMANA
Midterm Review was signed by DLSU-JRIG (Independent Evaluator). The contracting
process was spearheaded by MEU with assistance from PAMANA NPMO and BAC.
Following the signing of the contract, a consultation / meeting with DLSU JRIG,
PAMANA NPMO, PAMANA Units and the PAMANA Area Managers was
organized by MEU to assess and review the results of the PAMANA study sites.
Assessment includes the identification of risks of the areas identified. The MEU also


facilitated the discussion and engagements with DLSU JRIG on finalizing the study
sites for the PAMANA MTR and the research instruments to be used for the key
For the NAP WPS evaluation, MEU developed and finalized the Terms of Reference
for the NAP WPS evaluation. MEU also initiated the discussion with Mediators
Network (MedNet) as possible consultant for the said evaluation.
E. Information System Development
1. Web-based PAMANA Information System developed. The PIS an online system for
the consolidation and recording of all data on PAMANA projects to facilitate
monitoring, data sharing, processing and reporting. For the 1st Quarter, the unit:
Has continuously maintained PIS through fixing of glitches and bugs
Is currently reformatting and migrating the PAMANA as of 3rd Q data for
migration to the PIS
Migrated the PAMANA 2016 projects to the PIS
Assisted NPMO in capacity building/pilot-testing efforts in partner agencies
Coordinated with NPMO and MEU on infographics in PAMANA.net
2. Social Protection System developed. The SPS is the social protection component of
PAMANA IS. It houses all beneficiaries of Philhealth and CHED. For the 1 st Quarter,
the unit has:
Completed enhancements for SPS v2
Presented for review the SPS v2 and gathered additional comments for further
3. PAMANA Outcome Monitoring Information System (POMIS) developed. POMIS is
an online system for the monitoring and evaluation of PAMANA outcomes. It has two
modules: outcome stories of PAMANA projects; and PAMANA provinces profile.
Users are the implementing agencies, LGUs and OPAPP units. For the 1st Quarter, the
unit has developed a user manual.
4. Web-based CIMS developed. The CIMS or CLIP Information Management System,
formerly called, FRIS-CLIP, is a customized application for systematic and structured
documentation of information on former rebels, is initially developed as offline
application. For the 1st Quarter, DMU has:
Assisted DILG-National Barangays Operations Office (NBOO) in roll-out of CIMS
to DILG Region 4B
Fixed bugs and completed various additional enhancements requested during the
5. Web-based APOs System developed. The system will serve as the main platform in
managing data on alleged political offenders and on alleged NDF consultants. For the
1st Quarter, the unit:
Completed Personal Details form
On-going development on arrest and detention, and status
6. Web-based CAIS developed. The Closure Agreement Information System is a
customized application for systematic and structured documentation of all data related
to the operationalization of the closure agreement with the TPG. For the 1st Quarter,
DMU has finished migration of the Profiling data to the CAIS.


7. JNC Information System is for the day-to-day operation, management and monitoring
of JNC and JPST. For the 1st Quarter, DMU has:
Completed the JNC IS
Presented for review and further comments on improvement
8. The online library system, known as the Ambassador Manuel T. Yan Peace Resource
Center (AMTYPRC) website, is an integrated library system and resource center that
holds historical documents, artifacts, and audio-visual files on the Philippine peace
process that have been under the care and supervision of OPAPP since 1987 when it
was still the Office of the Peace Commissioner. As of 1st Quarter, DMU has:
Completed and web published the system, both public and admin interface
Catered various enhancement requests during and after reviews
Migrated the catalogue to the database
F. Communicating Peace
During this quarter, the OPAPP Communications Group exerted full effort in providing
communications support and services to different OPAPP Units in line with the Presidents
instructions to OPAPP to, first, push the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law before
Congress adjourned for the election period; second, to transition the Bangsamoro peace
process into the next Administration on the non-passage of the BBL; and third, in support of
convergence initiatives of the government to assist conflict-vulnerable and conflict-affected
It accomplished the following in its mandate to communicate to the public the governments
peace efforts:
1. Issues management and content production. In line with the Presidents instructions
following the non-passage into law by Congress of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law,
the OPAPP Communications Group continued its issues management and content
production program in relation to the peace process, thus producing 91 Daily Tactical
Issues Grid with daily inputs from the different content teams, which are the Bangsamoro
Communications Unit, the CNN Communications Unit, the Payapa at Masaganang
Pamayanan (PAMANA) Communications Unit, the Zambasulta Communications Unit
and the Central Mindanao Communications Unit.
From the coordinated inputs on daily communications activities and actions based on the
Daily Tactical Grid, the Communications Group crafted and released 34 official OPAPP
press releases and 11 non-OPAPP press releases, mainly in support of the messaging
campaign to explain the BBL and to push the complete implementation of the
Bangsamoro peace process despite the non-passage of the BBL, and to promote
government initiatives in the socio-economic development of conflict-vulnerable and
conflictaffected areas through the PAMANA Program and the Whole of Nation
Initiative (WNI). These 34 official OPAPP press releases and statements came out in 149
media reports while the 11 non-OPAPP press releases and statements came out in 48
media reports.
The content teams for the GPH-MNLF and GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF and Closure peace tables
started preparations to implement plans to be devolved to their separate peace tables by


April 2016. In line with these plans, the content team for the GPH-MNLF peace table
crafted two (2) communications plans with the Communications Group and the
Bangsamoro Office in anticipation of the holding of the Tripartite Review Process (TRP)
Ministerial Conference hosted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the participation of the Government of the
Philippines, the MNLF, and the OIC; while the content team for GPH-CPP/NPA/NDF
and Closure Table drafted one (1) strategic communication plan for RPM-P/RPA/ABB in
line with the expected signing of the RRA Closure Agreement before June 2016.
The CNN Communications Team also maintained its crucial role of being part of the core
communications group for the WNI interagency task force, attending to the identified
communications needs of its service caravans, providing inputs in handling emerging
issues (such as the killings of lumads and alleged militarization of their communities;
exploitation of farmers; etc.), creating content, and carrying out other communications
tasks towards finalizing the strategic communications plan for WNI for the entire
2. Establishing better relations with media outlets. To pursue efforts to promote the passage
of the BBL before Congress adjourned for the election period, the Media Relations Team
assisted the Bangsamoro Communications Unit in inviting and assisting media during the
CSO-led peace caravan entitled Biyaheng Bangsamoro, Biyaheng Kapayapaan. The
activity featured four (4) pit stops, namely the House of Representatives, Miriam College,
OPAPP, and the Senate, where prominent peace advocates and legislators expressed the
urgency of passing a CAB-based BBL in the 16th Congress.
Following the non-passage of the BBL, an informal media session and a press conference
were held a few days after the closing of the 16th Congress. Both activities aimed to
provide media partners with insights on the ways forward on the Bangsamoro peace
process despite the non-passage of the BBL, clarify issues especially on the effect of the
non-passage of the BBL to existing peace mechanisms, and gain the support of media
partners to help set the tone for the next steps in the peace process.
For this quarter, the team coordinated a total of 27 media interviews and TV/radio
guestings for officials of OPAPP and the peace tables; handled six (6) media
coordination/invitation for activities of the Bangsamoro peace process; and extended
support to two (2) events of the media related to the peace process.
Furthermore, the Central Mindanao Communications Unit arranged and/or
accommodated a total of 20 media interviews (radio and TV); handled 1 press conference;
handled media invitation/coordination for 15 OPAPP activities, particularly the 2nd
anniversary of the signing of the CAB, and other peace process-related programs and
events; arranged for 3 media meetings with the local media, and engaged 4 new media
contacts in the CARAGA area. Zambasulta Communications Unit also handled 42 media
interviews for the 1st quarter 2016.
3. Issues monitoring and analysis. The Communications Group helped effectively manage
issues during the 1st quarter of 2016 through comprehensive news monitoring, accurate
situation analysis and crafting of effective messaging through its News Monitoring Teams
245 reports submitted as of March 22, 2016.


Majority of these newspaper and broadcast media monitoring reports helped in the
production of the 91 Daily Tactical Issues Grid that guided daily communication
production and activities of then different Content Teams and support units of the
Communications Group.
4. Peace process and peace brand promotion. To further instill the culture of conflict
sensitivity and peace promotion (CSPP) among the public as well as the gains of the peace
process for the past six years, the Communications Group crafted one (1) communications
plan for OPAPP and PAPP, and one (1) communications plan for the I am for Peace
campaign. In addition, a focus group discussion on the Good Vibes project was conducted
to develop various activities geared towards improving the image of OPAPP, PAPP, and
GPH-MILF peace panel, and counter negative issues in traditional and non-traditional
One crucial accomplishment of the team is the reinvigoration of the I Am for Peace
campaign. A team was created to focus on the campaign and come up with clear project
objectives, communication plan and message house, and project activities. While the
comm plan and message house are still for approval, clearer project activities have been
set (e.g. Postcards for Peace including an online photo contest, Youth Camps) and the
National Ambassadors for Peace have also been revived.
The PR and Marketing, through its I Am For Peace Campaign Team, also facilitated the
distribution of Postcards for Peace as well as the execution of the Postcard for Peace
Online Photo Contest (along with the Social Media Team) which contributed in the
promotion of peace and the peace process as an advocacy. Two (2) National Ambassadors
for Peace (Saab Magalona, and Kimpoy Feliciano) were given an orientation on their roles
as Ambassadors and an initial learning session to guide them in their tasks.
Communication and coordination with the other ambassadors (Epy Quizon, Rovilson
Fernandez, Jim Paredes, Arnold Galang among others) have been established and they
have been tapped to assist in the online campaigns especially in the Postcards for Peace
online photo contest.
In connection with the celebration of the National Womens Month in March 2016, the
unit organized an appreciation dinner for women who have been partners of OPAPP in
pushing the passage of the BBL last 16 March 2016. Furthermore, the Group extended its
assistance in the organizing and promotion of OPAPPs concluding celebration of the
Womens Month on 1 April 2016. Technical assistance and support in constituency
management were also provided during the 2nd Anniversary of the CAB signing event in
Cotabato City last March 28, 2016.
5. IEC materials production. In support of the passage of the BBL and other programs of
OPAPP, the Communications Groups Creative Team designed 53 IEC materials in the
first quarter 2016 including the GPH-MILF Peace Process Infrastructure inforgraphics,
flyer layout for Statements of Support to the Bangsamoro Peace Process from the
International Community, GPH-MILF Peace Process Ceasefire Mechanisms flyer layout,
Joint Task Force for Camps Transformation infographics, OPAPP Library Manual


revisions and re-layout, OPAPP Citizens Charter layout, PEACE 101 Manual design and
layout, and Bangsamoro Speeches 2010 to 2015 book cover study.
The Team also facilitated the photo exhibit during the 2nd Anniversary of the Signing of
the CAB. Furthermore, the Team provided photo and video coverage of OPAPP activities
and other peace process-related events namely the Public Launching of the TJRC Report,
Appreciation Night for Women Who Accompanied the Peace Process, among others.
6. Social media operations. With social media continuing to play a bigger role in the
direction of the public discourse on the peace process, the Social Media Team intensified
its activities in terms of issues management and content production and promotion,
including the aggressive promotion and production of social cards, and strategic
placement of online updates in the peace process. For the first quarter of 2016, an
increased number of followers and impressions in all OPAPP social media accounts was
observed due to the wide coverage of the interpellations for BLBAR at the lower House
during the first two months of 2016. Materials for Bangsamoro peace table and Closure
Track were promoted (paid posts) to reach wider audience.
Followers of the OPAPP Facebook page (www.fb.com/peace.opapp) grew from 21,362 to
25,643 (as of March 22, 2016). The agencys Twitter account (@OPAPP_peace) is still the
platform with the most followers at 37,574 (from 34,869 follower last 4th quarter 2015).
The OPAPP website obtained a total of 99,153 pageviews for the 1st quarter of 2016, 59%
of which come from new visitors.
On the other hand, followers of I am for Peace Facebook spiked with 15,124 likes from
merely 2,546 likes in December 2015 because of the intensified online campaign. Ads
were placed on the social networking site to promote the Facebook page, the Postcards for
Peace project, and the videos of the National Peace Ambassadors. I am for Peace Twitter
(@iamforpeacePH) now has 3,244 followers, while on Instagram, the campaign has 340
followers. The PAMANA Facebook page (www.fb.com/PAMANAph) has 2,692 followers,
while its Twitter account (@PAMANAgovph) has 1,297.
With the goal of propagating more positive stories about Sec. Ging Deles to counter all the
negative issues thrown at her concerning the peace process, online ads were placed
strategically to highlight the achievements of Sec. Deles in line with the celebration of the
National Womens Month (March 2016). As such, Secretary Teresita Quintos Deles
Facebook page gained 211 new page likes (a total of 2,172 followers).

G. Other Peacebuilding Initiatives

1. Whole of Nation Initiative (WNI)
The WNI Task Force (TF) was created by the Office of the President under the guidance
of the Executive Secretary. The TF-WNI brings together different agencies to converege
government services in conflict-affected communities with focus on indigenous peoples
(IP) communities. OPAPP is a member of the steering committee of the TF-WNI.


It is for this purpose that the TF-WNI has organized periodic service caravans (Serbisyo
Caravans) for geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs). OPAPP as lead for
the WNI Development Cluster accomplished the following:
Series of meetings were to discuss the 5th Serbisyo Caravan in Gingoog and a
possible 6th caravan in Agusan del Norte, the strategic communications for the
WNI, the Lumad issues being raised in NE Mindanao, and the assessment and
ways forward of the said initiative in the next administration.
Participated in the 5th Serbisyo Caravan in Gingoog City Misamis Oriental, 03 Feb,
which was headed nationally by the OED-CCSJP, and locally by the LGUs. The
serbisyo caravan was participated by NGAs, RLAs, LGUs, and other local
stakeholders who brought the available services of the Government to select
barangays in the WNI target area to address the identified needs in the
Participated in various WNI Strategic Communications engagements, as part of
the WNI Stratcom Team. The numerous meetings on the WNI Stratcom resulted
in the
o strengthening of the WNI Stratcom initiatives,
o updating of the inventory of Stratcom assets on IP issues, and
o disseminating of WNI information to relevant stakeholders. 13 Jan, 7 Mar,
11 Mar, 29 Mar 2016, Mabini Hall, Malacaang/AFPCOC, Camp
Continuing the convergent efforts of the government to win the peace with the
CPP/NPA/NDF, a Security Assessment Planning as regards the CNN-affected areas was
conducted last 29 Jan to
synchronize the AFPs Peaceful and Ready for Development (PRFD) and
PAMANA areas that are ready to graduate;
review the success and gaps of PAMANA and the IPSP-Bayanihan convergence;
prepare a policy paper as guidance for peacebuilding efforts to be recommended to
the next administration. A follow-up Technical Working Group meeting last 09
Feb was convened by the Policy Unit to further tackle OPAPPs working draft on
the proposed definition and criteria in identifying conflict-affected and high-risk
A Peace Dialogue was conducted in Legacy Visits in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur and
Surigao City last 03-04 March 2016 to hear the concerns of the community members
regarding the implementation of development projects in their areas. The event also
provided the opportunity for the community members to show their appreciation on the
projects given to them. The peace dialogue was participated by PAMANA Agency
Representatives and some Cabinet Secretaries, including the PAPP, who directly
answered the queries of the PAMANA beneficiaries.
Moreover, OPAPP Executive together with Chair Alex Padilla and the GPH Panel,
provided a briefing with the Eastern Mindanao Command Officers at Camp Panacan last
09 Mar in Davao City. Among the topics discussed were the strategies of the government
in the peace process, strategic directions regarding peace negotiations, and updates on
government interventions such as PAMANA and CLIP.


2. Conflict Sensitivity and Peace Promotion (CSPP)

A. Development and Publication of the CSPP MANUAL. OPAPP is currently working
on harmonizing all of the contents of the eight-volume CSPP Manual:
o Volume I: PAMANA Overview. This volume narrates the framework,
objectives and principles of PAMANA. It describes its three (3) Pillars and the
various types under each pillar.
o Volume II: CSPP Paradigm. This volume defines what CSPP means and
explains its eight (8) principles.
o Volume III: CSPP Guide for the Protection of Rights and Promotion of
Interests of Most Vulnerable Groups (MVGs). This volume narrates how CSPP
protects the rights and promotes the interests of MVGs in armed conflict
situations. This volume details the specific needs of MVGs and provides a
discussion of the various legal mandates and institutional mechanisms that
actively seek to address the issues MVGs face in armed conflict.
o Volume IV: Social Preparation. This volume narrates the basic principles and
various mechanisms for Social Preparation. It narrates Community Social
Preparation as a critical requirement in community development cycle to
ensure that the beneficiaries are consulted, informed and are willing to engage
in the identified project.
o Volume V: PAMANA Operating Procedures (Implementing PAMANA). This
volume details how PAMANA is being implemented on the ground.
o Volume VI: CSPP Monitoring. This volume gives an overview of the various
components of CSPP Monitoring and gives a guide in determining how
projects conform to or violates CSPP principles.
o Volume VII: CSPP Evaluation. This volume gives an overview of Program
Evaluation, and explains the various roles and responsibilities as well as its
implementation arrangements. The CSPP Evaluation focuses on evaluating
both the process and outcomes of adopting the CSPP paradigm.
o Volume VIII: Transparency and Accountability Mechanisms (TAM). This
volume provides a guide for ensuring projects comply with the governments
policy on transparent and accountable governance.
As such, several meetings have been held in order to discuss, present and, finalize the
content of the CSPP Manual. The outline and draft version of the CSPP Manual were
presented and vetted with relevant government agencies through a DILG-OPAPP
Consultation Workshop on Mainstreaming CSPP/ Sectoral Concerns held last 15-16 Mar
2016 at Icon Hotel in Quezon City. The two-day workshop was participated in by
relevant sector agencies (i.e. PCW, DSWD) and DILG Regional Focal Persons on the
ground that provided significant comments, inputs and recommendations to the draft
CSPP Manual as presented.
The eight-volume CSPP Manual is targeted to be finalized for EXECOM Approval by the
end of April 2016, in time for its envisioned publication in May and proposed launch /
distribution by June.


3. Intervention on Specific Cross Cutting Concerns

Children. As as member of the Inter-agency Committee on Children in Armed

Conflict (IAC-CIAC), the OPAPP participated in its first regular meeting for the
year on 19 Jan 2016. In said meeting, the proposed series of activities and trainings
relative to GPH-MRRS Advocacy and Communication were presented and
4. Raising Awareness on the Issues Concerning the IPs in the Northeast Mindanao
A. Inter-Agency Writeshop on Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Strategy (CATS). The
Anti-Terrorism Council-Program Management Center (ATC-PMC) in cooperation
with the Department of Interior and Local Government conducted the InterAgency Writeshop on the Comprehensive Anti-Terrorism Strategy (CATS) in
Tagaytay City participated by OPAPP Representative Asec. Jennifer Oreta last 2829 March 2016. The main objective of the write-shop was to formulate the CATS
by integrating the recommendations of the National Intelligence Coordinating
Agency, the ATC-PMC's proposed strategic action plan on addressing terrorismrelated Kidnap for Ransom, and the National Coast Watch Council's proposed
plan of action to address terrorism and other crimes committed in the maritime
domain. 28-29 Mar, Tagaytay.
B. Inter-agency Meeting on UN Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyanis Report on
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Philippines. To respond to the report of
the visit of Professor Chaloka Beyani, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human
Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (UNSR IDPs), the Department of Social
Welfare and Development called for an inter-agency meeting on 21 March 2016
to discuss the different agencies responses, including OPAPPs comments on the
factual veracity of the report of the UN Special Rapporteur. The meeting was
attended by OPAPP Representative Asec. Oreta.
C. 10th Meeting of the Inter-agency Committee (IAC) on Extra-Legal Killings,
Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life,
Liberty and Security of Persons. The Policy Unit, Knowledge Management &
Resource Center (KMRC), and GPH-Monitoring Committee Secretariat attended
the 10th IAC-ELK meeting last 10 March. The said meeting was attended by
representatives of the DOJ, DND, NBI, AFP, PNP, OPA, PHRC Secretariat, CHR
and Office of the Ombudsman. Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas
convened the meeting. The TWG Secretariat presented data on the approved IAC
cases, those waiting for IAC action and those that were excluded as of 08 March
2016. The report also included an update on the different stages of court
investigations for the approved cases, which were also the basis of further
discussion by the body. 10 Mar 2016, DOJ.
5. Security Sector Reform (SSR)
A. Operational Law Course: Legal Dimensions of Military Operations. OPAPP sent
a representative to the abovementioned course organized by the Friedrich Ebert
Stiftung (FES) Philippines office, Fhrungsakademie der Bundeswehr or General
Staff College of the German Armed Forces, and the National Defense College of


the Philippines (NDCP). The course provided training on the practical application
of legal aspects and obligations to the plan and conduct of military operations.
Fundamentals and application of the Human Rights Law and International
Humanitarian Law (IHL) were also discussed.
B. PNP Peace Process Modules
With regard to the proposed integration of peace education in the training courses
of the PNP, the PNP Peace Process Development Office invited OPAPP for a
series of meetings to discuss the proposed syllabi for PNP Peace Process Modules.
Among the concerns raised were the important topics to be included in the
modules, the number of participants and tentative schedule of the trainers
training, and the budget requirements for the said undertaking.
C. Anti -Terrorism Council Program Management Center - Training Assessment
Read-out. OPAPP attended the Training Readout of the Training Course on the
Intake and Risk Assessment of Violent Extremist Offenders (VEOs) in Prison on
16 March in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Representatives from the Bureau of Jail
Management and Penology (BJMP) presented the results of the International
Centre four Counter-Terrorism-The Hague Workshop on Risk Assessment
Protocol conducted last 10-15 March 2016. OPAPP, along with representatives
from other agencies, was appraised with the importance of risk assessment
protocols in the determination of likelihood that an individual is committed to
violent extremism. It was discussed that use of the 3N approach or Needs,
Narratives, and Networks is strategic in determining if an inmate is committed to
violent extremism. Operational needs such as capacity build-up for projected
ICCU staff, and funding support for operations were also discussed, as well as
6. 8th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC).
OPAPP, through the participation of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, showed its
support in advancing Philippine interests in ASEAN at the 8th Coordinating Conference
for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (ASCCO) in Jakarta, Indonesia on 27-29
March 2016. The 8th ASCCO was participated by the ten ASEAN Member States and
Sectoral Bodies under the APSC Pillar. Concerned ASEAN Sectoral Bodies under ASCC
Pillar as well as other ASEAN organs were also in attendance.
The Conference reviewed the key developments in the APSC in 2015, the seven-year
implementation of the APSC Blueprint 2009-2015, as well as the discussion of the new
APSC Blueprint 2025, its key characteristics and the implementation and monitoring
mechanisms. ASEAN Member States and concerned Sectoral Bodies were encouraged to
collectively monitor the implementation of action lines by utilizing the matrix as
indicated in the Blueprint. As agreed upon in the Conference, focus must be given in
improving coordination across sectoral bodies at the regional and national levels especially
on cross-cutting issues.
7. Ambassador Manuel T. Yan Peace Resource Center (AMTY PRC)
The AMTY PRC is an integrated library system and resource center that holds historical
documents, artifacts, and audio-visual files on the Philippine peace process that have been


under the care and supervision of OPAPP since 1987 when it was still the Office of the
Peace Commissioner.
The following were accomplished within the quarter to build up its systems and

A. Library Operations Manual

The Library Operations Manual of Ambassador Manuel T. Yan Peace Resource
Center (AMTYPRC) was launched at the General Assembly on 21 March
2016. Two Library Operations Manuals (LOMs) were distributed, one copy for
the unit head and the other for the use of the units personnel.
B. Library Infographics
Library Info graphics were also developed to guide users on the policies and
borrowing procedures of the library. It was also launched at the General
Assembly last 21 March 2016. The Info graphics were posted beside the
elevator doors of Agustin building.
C. Library Borrowers Card
The Library Borrowers Card is now available in the AMTYPRC. A valid
OPAPP ID should be presented to the librarian to claim the library card.
D. The AMTYPRCs Online Library System (OLS) creation is ongoing.
The objective of the Online Library System (OLS) is to provide users an access
to materials in the AMTYPRC even if they cannot visit the library in person.
Through OLS, the users will save time whenever they search for a certain
material in the AMTYPRC.
E. Printing of actual call numbers and labeling of library materials are ongoing.
Actual call numbers (e.g. DS687.532 A685 2015 no. 2) are printed in sticker
papers and these will be used to label the library materials for identification
and retrieval purposes.
F. The librarian attended a lecture entitled, BUKLOD: Life and Art Intertwined
held at Don Enrique T. Yuchengco Hall, De La Salle University-Manila on
12 February 2016. The objective of the lecture is to familiarize the attendees on
how to organize and preserve non-print materials like paintings, photos, and
8. Production of Knowledge Products
A. Fifth and Final issue of Kababaihan at Kapayapaan Magazine . The fifth and final
issue was already published and ready for distribution at its launching
scheduled on 1 April 2016, at Discovery Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City in an
activity dubbed as Celebrating Women in Peace. To be launched also on that
date is the book titled NAP WPS Implementation: The Philippine Experience
which contains documentation of the countrys experiences and initiatives on
women, peace and security.


This final issue of K and K magazine is dedicated to the women and men of
OPAPP and provides a glimpse of OPAPP story throughout its three decades
of existence in pursuit of peace and development in our country.
9. Peace Monitor Digest (Vol. 1, No. 2) produced and distributed to all OPAPP
Units/Secretariats. Peace Monitor Digest is a compilation of brown bag session
documentations of the Policy Group. This issue focuses on the following topics:
a. Basic Rights of Indigenous Peoples (IPs)
b. Basic Rights of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
c. Peace 101: Primer-videos for the capacity development of former rebels