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Office of the President of the Philippines

Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process


OPAPP THIRD QUARTER ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT
The attainment of a just and lasting peace and sustainable development and the ending
of the decades-long armed conflict are among the Duterte Administrations major
commitments within the next six years. This is evident in the Six-Point Peace and
Development Agenda, which was approved by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on 18
July 2016. It spells the thrusts and strategic directions of his administration upon which
OPAPP will anchor its planning and implementation of peace and development
programs / projects / activities. The Six-Point Agenda are as follows:
1. Meaningful implementation of the FAB and CAB towards healing in the Bangsamoro
2. Completion of implementation of remaining commitments under the GPH-MNLF
Peace Agreement for a just closure
3. Accelerated signing and implementation of peace accords with communist
insurgents
4. Immediate conclusion of the peace process with CPLA and RPMP-RPA-ABB
5. Peace promoting catch-up socio-economic development in conflict affected areas
6. Building of a culture of peace and conflict sensitivity
For the third quarter, major accomplishments in furtherance of the Peace and
Development Agenda are summarized as follows:

Implementation Phase of the GPH-MILF Peace Process successfully launched and


currently progressing in line with the Presidents commitment to implement all
signed agreements with the Bangsamoro;

Peace negotiations between the GPH and the CPP/NDF/NPA resumed and
accelerated;

Delivery of Commitments under the GPH-MNLF Final Peace Agreement (FPA)


strengthened and fast-tracked towards closure through convergence with the GPHMILF Peace Process;

Concluding efforts in the process with the CPLA and RPMP-RPA-ABB vigorously
restarted; and,

Stakeholders participation in the Peace Process highlighted in the successful


observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month (September) led by OPAPP
and participated in by NGAs, LGUs, CSOs/NGOs, the academe, the religious and
other private sectors and the international community.
The more detailed explanation of the accomplishments for the third quarter are as
follows:
1. Meaningful implementation of the FAB and CAB towards healing in the
Bangsamoro
The Implementing Phase of the Bangsamoro Peace Accords together with the
respective Implementing Panels for the GPH and the MILF were officially launched
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in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 13 August 2016. On 14 August 2016, the parties issued
a Joint Statement affirming their joint commitment to peace. The following are the
parties agreements and actual accomplishments to date:
Implementation Commitments/ Strategies
a. The venue of the next meetings will
henceforth be in the Philippines with the
closure of the negotiations phase and the
onset of the implementation stage on the
work for peace for the Bangsamoro;

Actual Accomplishments
Two Panel Meetings have ealready been been
held in Davao and Pasig City on 29-30
August 2016 and 28-29 September 2016
respectively.

b. The immediate re-constitution of the


Bangsamoro Transition Committee (BTC)
which will re-craft a proposed new
enabling law for submission to Congress,
with an increase of its membership from 15
to 21 with 11 members to be nominated by
the MILF and 10 by the GPH to allow more
participation from stakeholders;

Consultation and meetings were conducted


with the MNLF and the MILF on the
recasting of the BTC. The draft Executive
Order amending E.O. 15 to reconstitute the
BTC was agreed by the two implementing
panels and submitted to the President for
approval.

c. The GPH to work for the early passage of


the proposed Bangsamoro enabling law in
tandem with the monitoring assistance of
the MILF;

During the 28-29 September 2016 meeting in


Pasig City, the Implementing Panels agreed
to create Technical Working Groups to work
on the:
a) The Terms of Reference for the
Implementing Panels; and,
b) The Terms of Reference of the
Bangsamoro Normalization Transition
Fund (BNTF); and,
c) The Terms of the proposed Amnesty
program for MILF detainees.

d. The drafting of their (GPH and MILF


implementing Panels) own Terms of
Reference;
e. Reviewing the mechanisms on the ground
and aligning them in accordance with the
evolving implementation phase of the
peace process;
f.

The continued implementation of


deliverables under the Program for
Normalization, including the Bangsamoro
Normalization Trust Fund; and,

g. The immediate holding of a joint strategic


planning session of both panels for a better
understanding of the legislative track.

The Implementing Panels held a Strategic


Planning Meeting/Workshop in Davao City
on 29-30 August 2016 and discussed the
following:
a) The new peace and development
roadmap for the Bangsamoro; and,
b) Issues relative to the political-legislative
track such as the drafting of an enabling
law and strategic steps to help ensure its
passage.

2. Completion of implementation of remaining commitments under the GPH-MNLF


Peace Agreement for a just closure
Implementation/Commitment/
Strategies
a. Continued engagements with
major stakeholders towards the
implementation of the Tripartite
Review remaining commitments

Actual Accomplishments
Consultation Meeting on 31 August 2016 with the
MNLF Peace and Development Advocates League
(PDALs) at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City
The PDALs expressed its commitment to:
- Assist the OPAPP in the implementation of peace
and development projects; and,
- Help OPAPP in the areas of information, education
and communication relative to programs on peace
including the popularization of the new enabling
law.

b. Continued support to the


convergence efforts involving
MNLF and the MILF in the
crafting and passage of the
Bangsamoro enabling law

Consultation-Meeting with the MNLF-Sema Group


on 9 August 2016 at the Apo View Hotel, Davao City
The MNLF-Sema Group reiterated its commitment to:
- the 1996 FPA and the implementation of the TRP;
and,
- to work with the MILF relative to convergence of
Bangsamoro peace processs.

3. Accelerated signing and implementation of peace accords with communist


insurgents
Shortly after the elections, then presumptive President Duterte authorized incoming
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Jesus G. Dureza and incoming
GRP Panel Chair Silvestre H. Bello III to conduct exploratory talks with the NDF. The
exploratory talks were held on 14-15 June 2016 in Oslo, Norway and resulted in the
parties agreement to resume formal talks and commitment from the GRP Panel to
recommend the following to the President: (1) immediate release of NDF consultants
and other JASIG-protected persons to enable them to participate in the peace
negotiations; and, (2) immediate release of prisoners/detainees based on
humanitarian grounds.
Following this, the GRP and NDFP Panels conducted the first formal talks from 22-26
August 2016 in Oslo, Norway successfully overcoming the five-year impasse in the
negotiations. A week prior to the holding of these talks, the Government released 21
out of the 22 NDF consultants to enable them to participate in the negotiations, as
agreed during the exploratory talks. Of this number, 16 were present during the
formal talks. The formal talks concluded with the signing of the Joint Statement on the
Resumption of the Formal Talks in the Peace Negotiations between the GRP and the NDF,
which contained the following:

a. The Panels reaffirmed the previously signed agreements in the talks, which shall
be subject to further developments and enhancements as may be mutually agreed
upon.
b. The NDFP Panel presented to the GRP Panel the Reconstituted List of NDFP
members who are protected by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity
Guarantees or JASIG. Both Parties agreed on the procedure and persons
responsible for the documentation of the NDFP holders of identification,
safekeeping of documents and verification of the holders of identification in
accordance with the JASIG.
c. The Parties agreed to accelerate the peace process and set the timeline for the
completion of the remaining substantive agenda for the talks on: SER, PCR and
EOH/DOF. The Reciprocal Working Committees on Socio-Economic Reforms
(RWCs-SER) will endeavor to complete their work within a period of six months.
Given this agreement, the Panels convened the RWCs-SER and the working
groups on PCR and EOH/DOF where they discussed and agreed on the agenda,
mechanics and timeline for their work, including the meeting of the Joint
Monitoring Committee (JMC) under CARHRIHL.
d. The NDFP expressed its appreciation for the efforts of President Duterte in
fulfilling his promise to order the release of the NDFP consultants in pursuit of
peace and with due consideration to JASIG, as recommended by the GRP Panel.
The NDFP also thanked President Duterte for committing to cause the early
release of prisoners based in the NDFP list, who are sick, elderly, overly long
detained and women, based on humanitarian grounds.
e. The Parties agreed that the GRP Panel will immediately recommend to President
Duterte the issuance of an Amnesty Proclamation, subject to concurrence of
Congress, for the release of prisoners who are listed by the NDFP and who have
been arrested, imprisoned, charged, and/or convicted for alleged acts or
omissions within the ambit of the Revised Penal Code or special laws in
connection with alleged crimes in pursuit of ones political beliefs.
f.

The CPP and the NDFP shall declare and issue an indefinite unilateral ceasefire
order upon the end of their ceasefire order on 27 August 2016, in response to
President Dutertes unilateral ceasefire, which was effective indefinitely from 21
August 2016. The Panels agreed to work through their respective ceasefire
committees to reconcile and develop their separate unilateral ceasefire orders
into a single unified bilateral document within 60 days from the date of the Joint
Statement, which shall be deemed interim in relation to the outcomes of the
negotiations leading to a Comprehensive Agreement on End of Hostilities and
Disposition of Forces.

g. The Panels agreed to meet again on 8-12 October 2016, in Oslo, Norway.
Moreover, the Government obtained the other Partys commitment to complete the
negotiations within 9 to 12 months. Thus, the first round of Talks enabled the Parties to
define the concrete outcomes of the Talks and set the clear direction where to bring the
restored Peace Process.

It is also important to note that the unilateral ceasefires of both Parties are holding up to
this date without any reported major violations by either Party, thereby lowering the
level of violence on the ground.
4. Immediate conclusion of the peace process with CPLA and RPMP-RPA-ABB
a. Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Cordillera Bodong Administration
(CBA) Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) Peace Process
Of the eleven (11) projects from the Aquino administration which were reported as
ongoing during the start of the Duterte administration, six (6) have been reported as
physically completed as of September 2016 amounting to a total of PhP 7.6 million.
The five (5) projects completed in Kalinga were Warehouses and Multi-Purpose
Pavements, Construction of Upper Lubo Water Works System in Tanudan and
Rehabilitation of Existing Classroom and Construction of One Classroom with
Toilet in Pasil; and, the Construction of Liyang-Daoran Communal Irrigation
System in Sadanga, Mountain Province.
b. Government of the Philippines (GPH) - Rebolusyonaryong Partidong Manggagawa
ng Pilipinas/Revolutionary Proletarian Army/Alex Boncayao Brigade- Tabara
Paduano Group (RPM-P/RPA/ABB-TPG) Peace Process
Pending the signing of the Closure Agreement between the GPH and the RPMP/RPA/ABB-TPG, interagency preparatory work at the national and regional levels
have proceeded to ensure that the implementing agencies, local government units,
the TPG, and the various stakeholders on the ground are capacitated to implement
the components of the agreement once signed. Among these are the following:
i. Under the PAMANA-DILG 2015 fund, the Php 16 million pesos (80% of the 20
million pesos) check is scheduled to be turned over to the Provincial Government
of Aklan through Provincial Administrator Atty. Ibaretta, by Atty. Nuyda, DILG
RO VI Regional Director on 8 October 2016. The fund is intended for the
gravelling of 7.4 kilometer road improvement in barangays Monlaque to Regador,
leading to the settlement site in Ibajay, Aklan.
ii. For the implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Program in Community Peace
Dividends (CPD) Barangays, PAMANA-DSWD conducted a Training Workshop
on Community Organizing for Peace Education and Enterprise Development on
2-4 August 2016. This was simultaneously done in Bacolod City for the Kapatiran
Community Organizers (KCOs) and Project Development Officers (PDOs) from
Negros Island Region, and Bukidnon. In Iloilo City, it was participated by KCOs
and PDOs from Panay Provinces (Iloilo, Aklan, Antique) and from Davao City.
The workshop aimed to enhance the competencies of the participants and
PAMANA focal persons and members of the KAPATIRAN on community
organizing for enterprise development, and peace education techniques for the
implementation of livelihood programs, leading to social cohesion, and
reintegration of former rebels in peaceful and progressive communities.

iii. Training Workshop on Project Proposal Development and Assessment (PDA),


conducted separately for the provinces of Iloilo (20-22 September 2016), Aklan and
Antique (27-28 September 2016). The three (3) day workshop aims to enhance the
capacities of field implementors and project participants in the review of
sustainable livelihood programs within the CPD barangays in terms of feasibility.
It was also the venue to assess and refine the project proposals based on the
project feasibility and sustainability criteria of the sustainable livelihood program.
iv. As part of the social protection package in the CPD barangays, a total of 251
beneficiaries from the Negros Island Region, Iloilo, and Aklan were officially
endorsed to the Philhealth Central Office for Philhealth insurance coverage.
v. On 27 September 2016, DENR NIR conducted a community profiling on
PAMANA PDC (peace and development community) and Environment and
Natural Resources Law Enforcement Workshop in Bgy. Celestino Villacin, Cadiz
City and in Bgy. Bagonbon, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. This was
participated in by foresters from PENRO, CENRO, two RPA national leaders, and
OPAPPs provincial coordinator. The activity aimed to come up with PDC
preparation of the PDC Site that will guide the agencies in the implementation of
socio-economic development projects; to assess the resources available in the area
and to identify the number of beneficiaries that will resettle in the area as basis for
planning, and to identify key areas where government agencies can integrate
support services for local socio-economic programs.
5. Peace promoting catch-up socio-economic development in conflict affected areas
PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program
a. PAMANA 2017 Programing
The PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program has been
affirmed under the 6 Point Peace and Development Agenda as the framework
and mechanism that will deliver peace promoting catch-up socio-economic
development in conflict affected areas. For 2017, the budget amounting to
P8,077,228,000, which is to be implemented through eight (8) agencies: CHED,
DENR, DOH, DSWD, NCIP, OPAPP, PhilHealth, and PNP in 13 Regions, 46
Provinces, 215 Municipalities, and 28 Cities has been proposed for inclusion in
the 2017 GAA. As of this reporting, the 2017 budget for PAMANA as well as
OPAPPs operating budget in 2017 had been approved at the HOR.
b. PAMANA Projects in Areas affected by the New Peoples Army
i.

Turn-over and Monitoring of Projects


The following projects were turned-over within the 3rd Quarter:
Three (3) completed projects in the municipalities of San Pascual and
Cawayan, Masbate. The Brgys. Cueva and Ki-Buaya road projects benefit
around 3,756 community residents. Furthermore, the Brgy. Cueva road has
concreted the road towards the Cueva Elementary and Secondary schools
thereby benefitting around 650 students.
Section of the Brgy. Imelda, Lapinig, Northern Samar Jipapad, Eastern
Samar Farm to Market Road under DA-DPWH PAMANA
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DILG-PAMANA project turnover in Brgy. Bontongon, Impasugong,


Bukidnon
Monitoring activities and facilitation of the resolution of implementation
issues surfaced were conducted on the following PAMANA projects:
15 PAMANA projects in the provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate, Camarines
Sur. During said monitoring, some implementation issues were surfaced
(i.e. absence of billboards, cracks in roads). Concrete actions to address
said issues were agreed upon with the concerned contractors, LGUs and
agencies;
5 projects monitored in Samar Island;
Monitoring activities in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte in
coordination with the concerned partner agencies.
Monitoring, inspection and issue validation of Solar Electrification project
in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Sur.
ii.

Policy recommendations/inputs on resolution of conflict issues (IP, HR,


mining, agrarian reform)
OPAPPs Rehabilitation and Development Unit facilitated the interagency meeting on resolution of agrarian dispute particularly the case of
Hacienda Matias, in San Francisco, Quezon. The inter-agency meeting
resulted in the following recommended action points:
- Convening of an Inter-agency meeting at the National Level to
discuss the case of Bondoc Peninsula and reinforce the agreements
made at the local level;
- Pursue thorough investigation of the harassment of farmer leaders
and killing of Raul Esco. Once completed and if there is a witness to
pinpoint the suspects, ask the local court to issue warrants of arrest;
and,
- Convene the Municipal Peace and Order Council to discuss the issue
and recommend the transfer of an Army detachment in Brgy.
Butangiad.
Technical inputs provided in the updating of the Peace and Security
Concerns during the conduct of Joint Peace and Security Coordinating
Council Meeting and Stakeholders Consultation with Barangay Captains
of Municipality of Catarman, Northern Samar, together with different
National Government Agencies.
Provided technical inputs in drafting the Work and Financial Plan (WFP)
of COSERAM Phase 2 during the RSC-TWG Meeting in NEDA XI, Davao
City on 27 July 2016.
Provided orientation on PAMANA and list of PAMANA
partners/stakeholders and peacebuilding issues to the Social Mobilization
Committee of the GRP Negotiating Panel for Talks with the
CPP/NPA/NDF.
Provided technical CSPP inputs in the Preparatory Committee Meeting
initiated by DILG Bukidnon for the resolution of concerns of former
rebels.
Attended and provided technical inputs especially on the Haran issue and
conflict-sensitive planning related with International Alerts Resource Use

Management Program in the Arozcaldot Pandesal Meeting/Forum in


Davao City.
Attended and participated in the validation/visit to ten (10) IP
communities of Brgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur and four (4) IP
communities in Buhisan, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur as part of the
preparation for the return of IDPs to these communities.

c. PAMANA Project for MNLF Communities


Social Protection Package for MNLF Members and their next of kin
OPAPP submitted an additional list of Three Hundred Thirty-Four (334)
individuals for enrollment to the Philhealth Program. This is composed of
two hundred (200) males and one hundred thirty-four (134) females.
Relative to the OPAPP-CHED Study Grant Program, a list consisting of one
hundred ten (110) kin or community members endorsed by MNLF
commanders/members was submitted to the Office of the OPAPP-PAMANA
Programs Director for processing with the CHED Central Office. The list is
made up of forty-nine (49) males and sixty-one (61) females.
Please see attached PAMANA Progress reports as of June 2016.
6. Building of a culture of peace and conflict sensitivity
a. Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women Peace and Security
(NAPWPS)
In continuing the work of implementing the NAPWPS, the following are the
accomplishments for the period:
i.

Protection and Prevention


Provision of technical assistance to the Philippine Army during the finalization
of the Guidelines on Handling Women Captured as Combatants, which was
approved and launched last 29 August 2016.

ii.

Empowerment and Participation


A dialogue with Moro and IP Women from Barangay Ilian, Esperanza, Sultan
Kudarat was conducted on 21 September 2016 at the Brgy. Gymnasium.
Barangay Ilian is a Peace and Development Community (PDC) where majority
of the women are MNLF members and/or wives of former MNLF combatants.
The output of the Dialogue will form part of the context of the larger
Conversation with Women to be conducted in November, with funding support
from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The conversation will
provide a venue to strengthen women's participation in the peace process.
Specifically, it aims to gather feedback and recommendations that may provide
guidance on the drafting of an enabling law and to generate support for the
passage of the enabling law.

iii.

Promotion and Mainstreaming

Orientation on Women, Peace, and Security for Batch 3-Pre-Departure


Orientation/Seminar(PDOS) organized by the Foreign Service Institute was
held on 27 July 2016. The participants were employees from different
government agencies who will be deployed to other countries. The
presentation/discussion centered on the status of peace and the status and
condition of women in other countries in relation to peace and security, as
well as the programs and services intended for their protection,
empowerment and participation.

OPAPP accepted the role of Focal Point for the Focal Point Network for
Women, Peace, and Security. The NAP Secretariat convened the National
Steering Committee (NSC)-TWG on 7 September 2016 to validate the
findings on the program review of the NAPWPS. The findings formed part
of the Philippine Statement, which was delivered by the Philippine
Governemnt Focal Point during the Foundational Meeting of the Focal Point
Network in the sidelines of the 21st United Nations General Assembly on 23
September 2016.

Provision of technical assistance to the Department of Tourism (DOT)ARMM and to the 5 provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Tawi-Tawi,
Basilan, and Sulu to ensure the integration of Women, Peace, and Security in
the Regional Tourism Development Plan of ARMM 2016-2019, which was
formulated last 15-19 August 2016.

b. Strengthening LGUs, Local Special Bodies, and RLAs to adopt/champion the


peacebuilding agenda
In furtherance of the objective of strengthening LGUs, Local Special Bodies, and
RLAs to adopt/champion the peacebuilding agenda, OPAPP, in partnership with the
DILG (Bureau of Local Government Supervision and Bureau of Local Government
Development), has undertaken efforts towards mainstreaming conflict sensitivity
and peace promotion (CSPP) in the local development planning processes of LGUs in
conflict areas.
This is being done through capacity-building of Comprehensive Development Plan
Trainors and LGU planning officers; development of knowledge products; and,
provision of inputs in policy documents.
As part of the capacity-building process, OPAPP Area Managers participated/served
as resource persons in the following activities:
Four (4) DILG-BLGS Trainors Training and Roll-Out of the Guidebook for Peace
and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plans in Angeles City, Dapitan City,
Cagayan de Oro City and Butuan City;
CDP Retooling on Mainstreaming CSPP and Sectoral Concerns for 16 LGUs in
Samar and Northern Samar; and,
Retooling and Deepening Sessions on CSPP Tools and Processes in the CDP for
CPP/NPA/NDF Areas conducted in Butuan City.

c. Donors Forum was held at Shangri-La Hotel, EDSA-Shaw, Mandaluyong City on 4


August 2016
To ensure the continued support of the donor community, it was integral that they
were informed of the current administrations strategic directions and thrusts. Thus, a
briefing with the donor agencies and international partners on the Peace and
Development Roadmap under the Duterte Administration was held. They were also
informed of the plan to reactivate the Mindanao Working Group of the Philippine
Development Forum, the primary mechanism of the government for facilitating
substantive policy dialogue among stakeholders on the countrys development
agenda.
d. Mainstreaming Peace and Development in Local Governance in the Philippines
(MPDLGP)
MPDLGP is a project supported by Agencia Espaola de Cooperacin Internacional
Para el Desarrollo (AECID) for the enhancement of institutional capacities of the
LGUs in pursing local peace and development plans and programs in areas affected
and vulnerable to conflict; and, for the enhancement of the participation of CSOs and
other stakeholders in local governance and peacebuilding.
Under this Project, the following were accomplished within this reporting period:
i. Turn-over of funds for Post-harvest facilities in Sitio Dugayan, Gupitan
Kapalong, Davao Oriental with total project cost of Php 825,512 (16 August 2016)
ii. Turn-over of funds for Carabao dispersal project in Maragatas, Lupon, Davao
Oriental with total project cost of Php 1,500,000 (7-8 September 2016)
iii. Pilot testing of the citizen-led monitoring for PAMANA in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon
attended by CSOs, beneficiaries and LGUs as observers (14-18 September 2016)
The Office of the President released on 20 September 2016 the Special Authority for
OPAPP and DOF to sign on behalf of the Philippine Government the Agreement with
AECID for the new funds on Inclusive Growth For All: Bringing Peace Dividends to
Communities Affected by Armed Conflicts. This 18-month project amounting to
500,000 is for projects to be implemented in the areas with CPP/NPA/NDF (Samar
and Mindanao) and MNLF presence.
e. Integrating the Peace and Development Agenda in the Security Sectors Training
Modules
i.

Armed Forces of the Philippines Command and General Staff College


(AFPCGSG) Peace and Development Module
Under the Capacitating Government on DDR Project funded by the Department
of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia, OPAPP and the Armed Forces of the
Philippines Command and General Staff College (AFPCGSG) collaborated to
review the curriculum of the CGSG to strengthen its alignment with the Internal
Peace and Security Plan, the Armed Forces Transformation Roadmap, and the
Philippine Peace Process context. Component 4 of the project is the curriculum
development and trainers training for AFP and PNP. The 1st run of the Peace
and Development Module was done in August 2015 while the 2nd run was
conducted from 23 August 2016 to 02 September 2016, where OPAPP

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representatives served as resource persons and sat as one of the Panelists during
the presentation of research groups for the CGSC Class 61 composed of around
145 AFP Officials.
ii.

Different career courses of the Philippine Army


Part of the Program of Instruction (POI) of said courses is the subject on the
peace process, integration program for former rebels, and update on
negotiations with different rebel groups. The objectives are to provide the
students with knowledge on the peace process and the status of governments
engagement with the different peace tables.
The lectures were held at the:

Bondad Hall, Headquarters 3rd Army Training Group, Training and Doctrine
Command (TRADOC), PA, Camp Lapulapu, Cebu City on 7 September 2016,
with 178 combined students of the Infantry Officer Advance Course (IOAC)
Class 131-2016, Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer Advance Course
(INCOAC) Class 479-2016 and Infantry Non-Commissioned Officer Basic
Course (INCOBC) Classes 556 and 557 2016; and,

Headquarters 1st Army Training Group, Training and Doctrine Command


(TRADOC), PA, Camp Arturo T. Enrile, Malagutay, Zamboanga City on 8
September 2016, with 103 combined students of INCOAC Class 478-16,
INCOBC Class 554-16 and INCOBC Class 555-16.

f. Conflict-Sensitive and Peace-Promoting (CSPP) Monitoring, Evaluation,


Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Framework adopted by Peace Partners
(OPAPP, NGAs, LGUs, CSOs)
The accomplishments for the reporting period are the following:
i. Draft results framework for the Pillar 1 initiatives of the Bureau of Local
Government Development under the Department of the Interior and Local
Government (DILG)
This was revised to reflect its recent strategic directions. The most recent version
was provided to Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Conflict Sensitive Resource and Asset Management Program (GIZ-COSERAM) for
reference in the assessment tool for three (3) runs of the National Peace and
Development Forum: Deepening/ Retooling on Conflict-Sensitive Peace
Promotion (CSPP)/ COSERAM Approaches, Tools and Processes.
ii. Development of context monitoring datasets and systems for conflict-affected
and conflict-vulnerable areas
The proposed system shall serve as the main database and repository on peace
and conflict datasets (status of conflict, peace and development interventions
implemented/being planned in the area, and other context indicators per
province) and inform and shape policies and programs formulation and
implementation in conflict areas.

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The Local Peace and Development Situationer and baseline data reconstruction
tool that will be used in the development of the aforementioned system are
undergoing revisions. These revisions are based on inputs from partner local
government units (LGUs) and GIZ-COSERAM which were provided during the
dry-run of National Peace and Development Forum: Deepening/ Retooling on ConflictSensitive Peace Promotion (CSPP)/ COSERAM Approaches, Tools and Processes held at
Butuan City on 1-2 September 2016 as well as consultations with the Bureau of
Local Government Development (BLGD) under DILG.
Likewise, a set of peace, security and development indicators and baseline tool
have also been provided to the Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS)
of the DILG to input into the formulation of the Peace and Order, and Public
Safety Plan (POPSP). Their project partner, the EU-Philippines Justice Support
Programme (EP-JUST II), is currently undertaking efforts to integrate said peace,
security and development indicators in the POPSP Manual.
iii. Implementation monitoring initiatives
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Localization of the National Action Plan (LNAP). OPAPP, through the


NAPWPS Secretariat, and National Anti-Poverty Commission consultants
conducted validation process for the results of the monitoring of LNAP
interventions this in eight (8) provinces: Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao,
Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Davao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Sorsogon.
This initiative seeks to enrich the learning experience of government in
peacebuilding and gender sensitivity in conflict affected areas / post conflict
situations with the frame of social accountability by providing conducive
avenues for government to listen to and reflect on citizens experience on
gender and peacebuilding programs. It was found that there have been
major advances in identifying the current situations of women and men in
the context of armed conflict or in the context of communities vulnerable to
conflict and much has been done to alleviate the status or situations of
women in the communities. Despite these however, the inclusion of the
context or a conflict analysis relative to the womens issues is still limited.

Complaint Registry for CARHRIHL Violations


A review of the information system developed by the Data Management
Unit (DMU) for the GPH-Monitoring Committee (MC) to record violations
of Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and
International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) was conducted. This
resulted in reporting templates for incorporation, clarifications on certain
features of the system and list of errors for rectification of DMU.

iv. Outcome tracking activities


- Collection of Socio-economic and Security Datasets. Updated existing and
consolidated additional datasets for analysis as follows: Listahanan (2015)
from Department of Social Welfare and Development; Crime incidents
(2011-2015) from Philippine National Police; and PAMANA-ARA projects
with number of beneficiaries and Masterlist of Agrarian Reform
Communities from Department of Agrarian Reform.

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Inventory of Outcome Stories. Continued its inventory of recently


submitted or published PAMANA outcome stories. In relation to Outcome 1
of PAMANA (Improved socio-economic conditions in conflict-affected and
conflict-vulnerable areas), three (3) stories about transportation projects in
Sultan Kudarat, Sorsogon, and Bicol were reported. Beneficiaries reported
changes in relation to improved access for beneficiaries to pursue both
personal and commercial activities.

CSPP-CDP Review Tool. Formulated a tool to review immediate outcomes


from the retooling of LGUs on Mainstreaming Conflict-Sensitivity and
Peace-Promotion (CSPP) in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) in
terms of formulation process and content.

v. Program evaluations

PAMANA Impact Evaluation. In line with the proposed impact evaluation


initiative for PAMANA under the Policy Window Philippines supported by
the International Initiatives on Impact Evaluation (3ie), OPAPP heads met
with 3ie and identified the community-driven development intervention for
Indigenous Peoples communities (CDD for IP) as the focus of the proposed
impact evaluation. The CDD for IP will be implemented in 2017. Next steps
include the conduct of program design workshops with OPAPP, NCIP,
DSWD and DILG.

Report on Gestation Period and Implementation Issues of PAMANA


Projects (2011-2015). The OPAPP-MEU is finalizing a report on the gestation
period and implementation issues on the PAMANA. The initial report was
presented to PAMANA-NPMO for validation and further inputs. The said
report assessed the efficiency of PAMANA implementing agencies across
the years. It also discussed factors that affected the performance of agencies.
The report discussed as well the gestation period and influencing factors
across PAMANA Zones and Conflict Lines. This will be provided to the
Executive Committee and PAMANA-NPMO to help inform strategies for
PAMANA implementation.

NAP-WPS Assessment. OPAPP engaged the Mediators Network for


Sustainable Peace to conduct assessment of NAP-WPS implementation
under partner agencies1. This initiative aimed to examine NAP-WPS
implementation in terms of relevance, appropriateness, effectiveness,
efficiency, and sustainability, as well as examine NAP-WPS outcomes and
contributions to gender and development and peacebuilding. OPAPP M&E
provided technical assistance in the data collection and analysis for the
assessment. Results were reported to the National Steering Committee for
NAP-WPS and OPAPP Executives last 07 September 2016. Based on the
presentation, one agreement was for NAP-WPS agencies to provide
additional data on relevant indicators assigned to their respective agencies.
To date, the following partner agencies submitted accomplishment reports:
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Philippine Army (PA)

These include PCW, RCBW, NCMF, AFP, NEA, DOJ, PNP, DILG, DA, DAR, DFA, CHED, DSWD, DOH.

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Department of Health (DOH)


Department of Agriculture (DA)
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
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DSWD-ARMM Program Review and Evaluation Workshop (PREW)


On 28-29 July 2016, the Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentAutonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) held a PREW
where OPAPP-M&E conducted Peace Journey Mapping. The Peace Journey
Mapping seeks to surface and analyze the experiences of DSWD-ARMM in
the implementation of PAMANA relative to the conflict and peace context.
The participants discussed how dividers and conflict issues manifested
between groups and identified local capacities for peace. They analyzed as
well the interaction of PAMANA-CDD implementation vis-a-vis dividers
(sources of tension) and connectors (local capacities for peace). Results are
expected to help inform enhancements in the application of CSPP in the
PAMANA implementation process.

vi. Citizen-Led Monitoring Guidelines, Tools and Partnership Documents


adopted
As part of enhancements in the PAMANA Transparency and Accountability
Mechanisms Framework, OPAPP partnered with the Affiliated Network for Social
Accountability in East Asia Pacific (ANSA-EAP) to formulate a Citizens-Led
Monitoring (CLM) module. The completion of the pilot test of the draft modules
for community scorecard tool and processes was held on 15-18 September 2016 at
Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon. It included interface meeting, road project monitoring and
peace journey mapping. This will allow revision and finalization of the CLM
design and tools for roll-out in other provinces.
During the CLM pilot test, community beneficiaries and Provincial Government
Unit (PGU) (implementer) were engaged in all activities. They identified
contributions of PAMANA projects in the community such as additional income
through the livelihood project. The CLM activity, through the Peace Journey
Mapping, provided a space for the community beneficiaries and implementers to
understand project implementation issues and identify steps on how to address
these concerns and issues. Issues raised include delayed implementation of
projects due to complications arising from differences among policies of
implementing agencies. It also helped the PGU as implementer to generate
recommendations such as development of standard policy to facilitate project
implementation in the community. Inputs from the activity will be processed to
inform revision and integration of CSPP towards finalization of the CLM design
and tools for roll-out in other provinces.
vii. Implementing guidelines and policy of PAMANA/NAP-WPS partner agencies
wherein CSPP MEAL components and/or approaches were integrated
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National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAP-WPS). In


collaboration with the NAP-WPS Secretariat and National Project Officer for
Support to the Implementation of the Bangsamoro Peace Agreement and
Gender-Sensitive Transitional Justice, United Nations Women, the OPAPPMEU revised and provided inputs on the NAP-WPS Resource Kit. The
resource kit will be used in building the capacity of local government units
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in planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating NAP-WPS


initiatives.
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Children in Armed Conflict. During the consultation meeting held last 15


July 2016 on the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) Harmonized
M&E System, the OPAPP reiterated the need to have data that can be
disaggregated according to sex, age, and ethnicity, and also up to the level
of conflict-affected areas (province, municipality, barangay). Other inputs to
the CWC Harmonized M&E System included refining the indicators
formulated for output, outcome and impact statement in relation to the
situation of children in armed conflict.

Dry-Run of National Peace and Development Forum. A dry-run of the


National Peace and Development Forum: Deepening/ Retooling on
Conflict-Sensitive Peace Promotion (CSPP)/ COSERAM Approaches, Tools
and Processes was conducted on 1-2 September 2016. This activity served as
preparation for the actual runs of the forum in three areas. During the dryrun, aside from presenting and seeking inputs on the local peace and
development situationer, MEU provided inputs on the design, presentation
content and process flow of the forum. This was also presented during the
first run of the National Peace and Development Forum.

DSWD-SLP Capacity Building Workshop. On 21-23 September 2016, the


DSWD-Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) conducted a capacity building
workshop at Koronadal City to orient and capacitate the City/Municipal
Action Team (C/MAT) on monitoring and providing technical assistance
towards sustaining the gains of PAMANA and the operations of the
Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs).

DPWH PAMANA Pillar 3. OPAPP submitted inputs on the DPWH


guidelines for implementing PAMANA Pillar 3 interventions, specifically
road projects. The inputs were provisions in relation to CSPP-MEAL
components and processes, as well as institutional arrangements among the
DPWH bureaucracy in executing them.

g. Data Management
The OPAPP through its Data Management Unit (DMU) continues to manage and
analyze conflict-related data versus a number of development indicators and
variables that may contribute to the existence of conflict in identified areas.
Operations units and the negotiating panels are provided with critical data
management support in the form of maps and other analytical and communication
methods, systems development, and through in-house GIS trainings and workshops.
Recognizing the need to be fact-based, objective, comprehensive and efficient,
geographic information systems (GIS), systems development and statistical
procedures in exploring the various aspects of conflict are being utilized.
For this reporting period, the following have been accomplished:
i.

PAMANA Information System (PIS) enhanced. The PIS is an online system


for the consolidation and recording of all data on PAMANA projects to
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facilitate monitoring, data sharing, processing and reporting. For this Quarter,
the following were accomplished:
- Continued maintenance of PIS through fixing of glitches and bugs
- Migrated the PAMANA as of 4th Q 2015 to the PIS
- Modified PIS user accounts up to DSWD component level for easier data
management of the agency
- Studied the Automated Programming Interface (API) that would link PIS to
DILGs Programs and Project Monitoring System (PPMS)
ii.

Management of data of the PAMANA peace and development projects.


Maintenance and management of the consolidated PAMANA data is
continuously undertaken.
- Updated the PAMANA data for PIS as of the 4th Q 2015
- Processed DILG and ARMM-DSWD as of 2nd Q 2016 and consolidated data
issues / discrepancies
Produced varying requests from OPAPP units on PAMANA maps and
other indicators

iii.

Web-based CLIP Information Management System (CIMS) developed. The


CIMS is a customized application for systematic and structured documentation
of information on former rebels. For the 3rd quarter, OPAPP DM encoded the
210 Social Integration Program (SIP)2 beneficiaries and inventoried the 1,107
remaining SIP profiles.

iv.

CARHRIHL Complaint Registry is targeted to serve as the main information


system to facilitate data management on complaints against human rights and
International Humanitarian Law violations allegedly perpetrated by both the
NPA and GRP. Modules for adding new complaints, reviewing list of unique
and consolidated complaints, new number system and activity trail have been
developed and reviewed with the GPH-MC Modules for consolidating
endorsements and status and report templates are currently being developed.

h. 2016 Celebration of National Peace Consciousness Month


Pursuant to the thrust of the Government to instill greater consciousness and
understanding among the Filipino people on the comprehensive peace process and to
strengthen and sustain institutional and popular support for and participation in this
effort, the month of September was declared as the National Peace Consciousness
Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 675 dated 20 July 2004.
The Proclamation mandates the OPAPP to be the lead Government agency to
coordinate and monitor the observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month
by all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities and members of the
private sector and civil society groups.
This years theme is TAYO ANG PAGBABAGO, TAYO ANG KAPAYAPAAN!
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SIP involves a set of interventions for ex-rebels and their dependents. It includes the management of forces, arms and
ammunitions of former rebels and their transition to civilian life.

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The objectives of the 2016 National Peace Consciousness Months commemoration are
to:
Promote the culture of peace agenda;
Provide knowledge and facilitate understanding of the new Peace Process
Roadmap; and,
Engage the public and generate support for the peace process and the
governments peace-building initiatives.
In furtherance of these objectives, the following activities were conducted:
i. Peace Ta sa Komunidad: Peace Month Serbisyo Caravan
The OPAPP partnered with the Regional Agencies, LGUs and NGO/CSOs for
the conduct of Multi-Service Peace Caravans in the following select PAMANA
communities:
- In Cawayan, Masbate Peace Caravan on 29 September 2016, 22 local, regional
and national agencies converged to deliver basic services such as free
deworming vaccination for carabaos; buntis kit for pregnant women; free
birth certificate processing; free circumcision; application for police clearance;
free medical checkup and provision of medicines; dental checkup, extraction
and pasting; provision of 2 kilos of rice per family; free fertilizers and
seedlings; blood pressure and sugar testing; provision of PAMANA items
(umbrellas, foldable fans and eco bags); tax declaration payments; Senior
Citizen ID Processing; and, DSWDs CCT. Services benefitted around 1,500
residents from the 10 barangays in the municipality.
- In Jabonga, Agusan del Norte on 30 September 2016, 24 government agencies
and CSOs participated during the caravan and rendered the same basic
services that helped address issues on health, grooming, livelihood,
education, social, legal and land concerns. Some 1,570 individuals from
Mamanwa tribe benefitted from the services offered by the participating
government agencies, CSOs, and economic cluster during the caravan. As an
OPAPP counterpart, 300 school kits were distributed to IP school children in
Jabonga. An executive meeting was also facilitated wherein issues and
concerns of the MLGU of Jabonga were presented to the agencies.
ii. Peace Talk Campus Tour: An Integrated Forum, Film Showing and Peace
Booth Activity
The different academic institutions and the youth are recognized as significant
peace partners in building and promoting a culture of peace. Thus, the Peace
Talk Campus Tour was designed featuring a forum, film showing and peace
booth in the following targeted universities/colleges:
Schedule
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September
2016

Venue
Bicol University, Legazpi City

Resource Speaker No. of Pax


Dir. Pamela Ann
625
Padilla-Salvan

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20
September
2016
23
September
2016
23
September
2016
27
September
2016
29
September
2016
30
September
2016

Ateneo de Davao University


(University of Mindanao was
invited)
Miriam College, Quezon City
(University of the Philippines is
Invited)
Notre Dame University,
Cotabato City

GIP Chair Irene


Inday Santiago

270

Dir. Pamela Ann


Padilla-Salvan

166

Asec, Dickson
Hermoso

550

Western Mindanao State


University (WMSU),
Zamboanga City
University of the Cordilleras

Ms. Jana Jill


Gallardo

538

Mr. Ernesto
Rehuel A.
Estonilo
Former Usec. Jose
Lorena

400

UP Cebu, Cebu City

462

The forum centered on the presentation of the Peace and Development Roadmap
of the Duterte Administration, which included not only the 6 Point Peace and
Development Agenda but also the updates on the milestones achieved in the
peace process, thus far.
The film featured in the six (6) Campus Tours is entitled, Daughters of the
Three-Tailed Banner. The film tells the stories of two Muslim women: one that
happens in a provincial abode and one that mostly occurs in the confines of a luxurious
hotel in the city. It is directed by a Moro Filmmaker, Director Gutierrez Teng
Mangansakan.
A peace booth was also set up in each of the universities/colleges featuring the
following:
a. Schedule of 2016 National Peace Consciousness Month Activities;
b. Multi-media presentations on various topics related to peacebuilding (i.e. 6-Point
Peace and Development Agenda, Bangsamoro and GPH CPP/NPA/NDF
Roadmaps); and,
c. Photo Exhibit Commemorating The Milestones of The Bangsamoro Peace
Process
The activities aimed to build a constituency among the youth and academe in
support of the peace process.
iii. Davao Peace Fair International Day of Peace Forum, 21 September 2016 Event
Center of the SM Annex Building in Ecoland, Davao City
The Davao Peace Fair is a celebration among 25 organizations to highlight peace
from a global perspective related to the theme of the UN led International Day of
Peace celebrations.

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In this years celebration of the International Day of Peace there were separate
activities, which were done by individual organizations on the days leading up
to 21 September 2016.
During the main event, OPAPPs Ms. Irene Inday Santiago presented the
Peace and Development Roadmap of the Duterte Administration during the
Forum held at 2:00-4:00pm on 21 September 2016.
iv. UNICEF Mindanao Field Office Peace Month Activities
The UNICEF Mindanao Field Office held the following two (2) events, which
were attended by Dir. Carlos T. Sol of the Combined Secretariat:
- Celebration of the #Children Not Soldiers Communications Campaign at
Camp Darapanan on 19 September 2016 brought together children from
across MILF base commands.
- Peace Concert at MSU Dinaeg on 21 September 2016 featured young
people from different regions of Mindanao.
v. Peace and Human Rights Regional Conference on Sustainable Development
Goals: Building Blocks for Peace, 22 September 2016, at the Holy Angel
University, Angeles City, Pampanga
OPAPP supported Holy Angel University and UNESCO APNIEVE's (Asia
Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education) regional
network in Central Luzon in their conduct of a one-day Peace and Human
Rights Regional Conference on Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks
for Peace. The objective of the Seminar was to promote the core values of peace,
human rights, democracy, sustainable development and international
understanding. Participants were college deans of Teacher Education
Institutions, Values Educators and Student Leaders of DEPED and CHED public
and private educational institutions in Region 3. Speakers include
expert/resource persons in the field of peace and human rights education,
values education and international education.
OPAPP, represented by Dir. Pamela Ann S. Padilla-Salvan, presented the Peace
and Development Roadmap of the Duterte Administration, which included not
just the thrusts and directions but also the updates on the milestones achieved
thus far.
Linkages with networks such as that of UNESCO APNIEVE are integral in our
efforts at mainstreaming Peace Education in formal educational institutions,
which should be coupled with mainstreaming Peace Education in the Teacher
Training Institutions. Since Peace Ed is already part of the licensure exam, it
gives us further leverage in pushing for the mainstreaming of peace education.
UNESCO APNIEVE can be considered as a partner in this endeavor. Aside from
already having a network, they already have peace education as one of their
major areas of work.

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vi. Provincial Planning Workshop Social Impact of Man-Made Disasters in the


Phils, 2-3 August 2016, DAP, Tagaytay
The OPAPP through Director Pamela Ann Padilla-Salvan served as resource
speaker during the Provincial Planning Workshop on Integrating Climate and
Disaster Risk Assessment (CDRA) in the Comprehensive Development Plan
(CDP), 2-3 August 2016, DAP, Tagaytay. The said workshop was conducted by
the DILG to orient the participants in the CDRA process, share strategies and
best practices for the conduct of CDRA roll-out in the target LGUs.
vii. Closing of the 2016 National Peace Consciousness Month, 30 September 2016,
5:00-6:00 pm, Quezon City Memorial Circle
Led by Secretary Jesus G. Dureza, program highlights include the following:

i.

i.

Ringing of the World Peace Bell together with Quezon City Mayor Herbert
Bautista, cabinet members, officials from the armed forces and the police,
representatives from national government agencies, the academe,
international partners, civil society organizations, the MILF and the
MNLF.

ii.

Launching of 2 major initiatives that aim to promote a more inclusive and


transparent peace process. First is the partnership with the University of
the Philippines (UP) that commits UP to give technical support to the
OPAPP for the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and
the National Democratic Front (NDF). Second, to reach the young people
OPAPP launched the mobile application (app) called "PeaceBOC or Peace
Buddies Organizing for Change. The app gives updates on the
government's peace initiatives and includes youth-oriented features that
seek to raise their awareness and engage them to actively support the
governments peace programs.

iii.

Candle-lighting ceremony, which called on all guests to light their candles


symbolizing the commitment of all sectors to work for peace. This was
accompanied by a musical performance by the Quezon City Performing
Arts Development Program Childrens Choir.

Strategic Concerns
Release of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) Hostages
Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza coordinated together with Moro National
Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari, former Gov. Sakur Tan and other
volunteers, the successful release of Norwegian hostage Kjartan Sekkingstad and
three (3) other Indonesians who were held hostage by the ASG.
Sekkingstad was released somewhere in Patikul, Sulu on 17 September 2016 while the
three (3) kidnapped Indonesians identified as Lorence Koten, Theo Doros Kofong,
and Emanuel Arakian, were released early on 18 September 2016, in two separate
places in Luuk muncipality, Sulu province. Their release follows the recovery of

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Filipina kidnapping victim, Maritess Flor, on 24 June 2016, which was also facilitated
by Secretary Dureza.
President Duterte commended the efforts of Secretary Dureza, Nur Misuari and
former Sulu Governor Sakur Tan who were involved in the long negotiation process
in the recovery of the kidnapped victims.

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