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Lawmakers confirm Teddyboy Locsin as Philippine foreign secretary | Midday wRap

Nov 28, 2018 - 2:13 PM

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Peace process adviser Jesus Dureza resigns

Nov 27, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The President says he is sad to accept the resignation of his friend and fellow Davaoeño Jesus Dureza. He also announced he has fired OPAPP Undersecretary Ronald Flores and Assistant Secretary Yeshtern Donn Baccay.

Duterte orders Dureza, Panelo to meet with communist leaders

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The meeting with Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni could happen in November, says Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza

CHIEF NEGOTIATOR. Fidel Agcaoili is the newly appointed chief negotiator of the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Rappler photo

Non-ratification of Bangsamoro Law may leave 'fertile ground for extremism'

Nov 17, 2018 - 8:00 AM

To help ensure the Bangsamoro Organic Law's ratification, the government will launch a 'Yes vote' campaign in early December, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

Rappler Talk: Jesus Dureza on preparations for the Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza speaks to Rappler about what the BOL plebiscite means for Mindanao and what lies ahead should the organic law be ratified

Dureza says martial law extension good for Bangsamoro plebiscite

Nov 15, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Extending martial law in Mindanao until after the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite on January 21, 2019, could help ensure its success, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

MNLF faction reiterates support for Bangsamoro Organic Law

Nov 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The Moro National Liberation Front faction of former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri assures the government of its support for the landmark law amid efforts to block its implementation

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza discusses the support of an MNLF faction, led by former Sulu governor Yusop Jikiri (on Dureza's right), to the BOL in Davao City on November 2, 2018. Photo from OPAPP

AFP to return P192.5-M Maguindanao road project fund

Jul 14, 2018 - 1:11 PM

Some P192.5 million allotted for road projects in Maguindanao under the Pamana program is not utilized by the Armed Forces of the Philippines

PAMANA. Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus G. Dureza (left) and OPAPP Assistant Secretary Yeshter Donn Baccay meet with AFP officials led by 52nd Engineering Brigade commander Brigadier General Dionisio Baudin Jr. (right) on July 10, 2018 to discuss issues on the implementation of PAMANA projects. Photo from OPAPP

Duterte's demand 'unacceptable' – CPP

Jul 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines notes that a presidential proclamation formally terminating peace negotiations 'has never been rescinded'

NPA. This file photo shows members of the New People'€™s Army in Maco, Compostela Valley, on September 15, 2017. File photo by Mick Basa

Duterte wants peace talks in PH – Dureza

Jul 05, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says President Rodrigo Duterte also wishes for Norway to continue as facilitator in the event peace talks are resumed

Resumption of peace talks rescheduled – Dureza

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte wants the public 'consulted' before he orders the formal resumption of peace talks with the Left

Final version of BBL holds fate of Mindanao peace process

Jun 10, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front seeks to restore deleted provisions in the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which implements a peace deal with the government

Will Duterte certify BBL as urgent? Roque, Dureza give different statements

May 29, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says the certification is unlikely because the Bangsamoro Basic Law versions of the House and the Senate are different. But Peace Process Adviser Jesus Dureza says the President promised to certify the bills as urgent.

Philippines holds 'informal' backchannel talks with communists

May 08, 2018 - 1:32 PM

'We are doing our best to meet the deadline set by the President about the resumption of talks within 60 days,' Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III says

PEACE TALKS. The Philippines has resumed negotiating with communists in 'informal' backchannel talks now taking place in Europe. File photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler, OPAPP

Duterte orders ‘last chance’ for peace talks with Reds

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Chief peace adviser Jesus Dureza says the government is committed to provide support for the rebels if they stop collecting revolutionary taxes

LAST CHANCE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to resume talks with communist rebels. Malacañang Photo

Duterte to create task force on Lumad concerns – Dureza

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The task force will be led by retired Colonel Allen Capuyan, who has been on leave from the Manila International Airport Authority since he was accused of facilitating smuggling and corruption in the Bureau of Customs last year

LUMAD'S WISH. The tribal leaders in Mindanao insist on a Bangsamoro entity that recognizes their right to ancestral domain​. Photo by Mick Basa

PH gov't cancels peace talks with communists again

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) There will be no peace talks until a 'desired enabling environment' is evident, says Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza

DISCUSSION TIME. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte speaks withPresidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Secretary Jesus Dureza after the Peace Roadmap Presentation at the State Dining Room of the Malacanan Palace on Monday evening, July 18, 2016. Malacanang photo

Nur Misuari posts bail for corruption charges

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:42 PM

(UPDATED) Sandiganbayan 3rd Division confirms bail bond of Misuari has been transmitted to the anti-graft court

BAIL. MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari posts bail on September 19, 2017 before the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16. Photo courtesy of Secretary Jesus Dureza

Nur Misuari has not posted bail yet, but meets with Duterte in Davao

Sep 18, 2017 - 3:33 PM

Misuari's spokesperson says 'no need' when asked if the MNLF founding chairman has posted bail

STANDING WARRANT. Despite a standing warrant of arrest, MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari meets with President Rodrigo Duterte and Peace Secretary Jesus Dureza in Davao City on September 16, 2017. Photo from Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Facebook page

Marawi priest Chito Soganub rescued from Maute

Sep 17, 2017 - 8:14 AM

(4th UPDATE) Marawi priest Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is rescued along with another hostage near Bato Mosque, one of 3 enemy strongholds that fell into government control over the past days

Father Teresito 'Chito' Soganub is flown to Manila two days after his rescue. Photo of Father Chito

Duterte wants BBL 'game plan' before certifying it as urgent

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:04 PM

The President gathers MILF leaders BTC members Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in a meeting in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) shares a conversation with OPAPP Secretary Jesus Dureza (right) during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Local officials oppose 'unacceptable' safe passage for Mautes

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra echoes the military s opposition to overtures to negotiate with the Maute Group

Dureza says he recommended 'clearance' for ex-Marawi mayor

Aug 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza says the clearance was to pave the way for former Marawi City mayor Omar Solitario Ali to meet with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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Dureza hopes no more Palace 'tinkering' of BBL draft

Jul 12, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The completed BBL draft created by the Bangsamoro Transition Commission will be submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza during the Eid'L Fitr Celebration at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Peace talks, Duterte, US Embassy | Midday wRap

May 29, 2017 - 2:14 PM

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PH gov't formally withdraws from latest peace round with communists

May 29, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The breakdown of the talks held in a scenic Dutch seaside resort comes as fighting flared between government forces and militants in the south

In this file photo, Presidential Advisers on the Peace Process Jesus G. Dureza (L) and Silvestre H. Bello III take part in a meeting as part of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDF organized by the Dutch government on April 2, 2017 in the Dutch town of Noordwijk aan Zee. Sophie Mignon/File/AFP

Cabinet relatives assigned as labor attachés

Apr 08, 2017 - 9:00 PM

At least 3 labor attachés recently appointed to coveted foreign posts are relatives of Cabinet members

RELATIVES IN DOLE. Some appointees in the Department of Labor and Employment are related to some Cabinet officials.

PH, NDF reopen talks after bitter impasse

Apr 03, 2017 - 10:06 PM

UPDATED Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels return to the negotiating table amid pressure to forge a joint ceasefire agreement

TALKS RE-OPEN. The 4th round of talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front open in Noordwijk, The Netherlands on April 3, 2017. OPAPP photo

Tiamzons lead communists' backchannel talks with gov't

Mar 09, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza is joining the Tiamzon couple for backchannel talks in Europe

COMMUNIST LEADERS. The military tagged Benito Tiamzon as the 'center of gravity' of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Photo by Edwin Espejo/OPAPP

De Lima, German hostage, Trump | Midday wRap

Feb 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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Rescue of Abu Sayyaf hostages continues amid beheading reports

Feb 26, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Chief presidential peace adviser Secretary Jesus Dureza receives a report that the local terrorist group has beheaded its German hostage but he says this is still unverified information

ABDUCTED. German nationals Juergen Kantner and his wife Sabine Merz (R) pose for a photograph on May 5, 2009 in Berbera. File photo by Mustafa Abdi/AFP

Peace talks, De Lima, ASEAN | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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Duterte bats for 'strategic shift' in ending war with Reds

Feb 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leftist Cabinet members to discuss the peace process that collapsed earlier this month

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

After CPP statement, Dureza waits for 'compelling reasons'

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The reiteration of President Rodrigo Duterte s condition comes a day after the Communist Party of the Philippines said it s open to reinstating the ceasefire

NDF TALKS. CPP founder Jose Maria Sison and chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza during the first round of talks in August in Norway. File photo

Illegal gambling, Dureza nephew, travel ban | Midday wRap

Feb 10, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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Dureza's nephew arrested in Davao City drug buy-bust

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:52 AM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza commends law enforcers for enforcing and applying the law without fear or favor

'NO FEAR OR FAVOR.' President Duterte's peace process adviser Jesus Dureza commends law enforcement agencies for doing their job

Reds vow commitment to talks amid Duterte's disillusionment

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:58 AM

The communist rebels detail their timeline for the peace talks and reiterate their intent to join Duterte as among the co founders of the proposed federal state of the Philippines

CEASEFIRE TALKS. Negotiators representing the government and the communist rebels agreed in Rome that they will discuss a possible joint ceasefire deal. OPAPP photo

NPA to end ceasefire? Don't make decision yet, gov't panel asks

Jan 31, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The communist New People s Army is scheduled to issue a statement Wednesday morning February 1 weeks after they threatened to withdraw the ceasefire

BACKCHANNEL TALKS. Photo from OPAPP

Philippine Constabulary, Andanar, ceasefire | Evening wRap

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Duterte's peace adviser slams NDF over series of rebel attacks

Jan 31, 2017 - 4:49 PM

UPDATED NDF hits back and takes the government to task for the possible consequences of chief presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza s bellicose statements

PEACE ADVISER. Secretary Jesus Dureza reiterates commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte in peace talks. Photo from OPAPP

NDF not ready to sign final peace deal before 2020

Jan 19, 2017 - 8:57 PM

The government panel is hoping to sign a bilateral ceasefire deal amid threats that the New People s Army could go back to war

OPTIMISTIC. Government negotiators remain optimistic in their media statements despite the challenges in the talks. Photo from OPAPP

COA: Dureza, Ramon Jimenez, other execs owe millions in illegal allowances

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Jesus Dureza and Ramon Jimenez are held liable for illegal allowances to officials and employees of agencies they previously headed – the Mindanao Economic Development Council and the Department of Tourism respectively

PETITIONS DENIED. The Commission on Audit denied the separate petitions filed by Dureza and Jimenez to review the notices of disallowance against disbursements in their former offices.

Duterte peace adviser meets Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2017 - 7:15 PM

I will also bless your President Secretary Jesus Dureza recalls Pope Francis telling him during their meeting

MEETING THE POPE. President Rodrigo Duterte's chief peace adviser, Jesus Dureza, greets Pope Francis during his weekly general audience on January 18, 2017. Photo from Dureza's Facebook page

Duterte writes a personal letter to Pope Francis

Jan 18, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza who is in Rome for talks with communist rebels hopes to personally hand the letter to the pope during a side trip to the Vatican

Korean, Filipino hostages released in Sulu

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:16 PM

3rd UPDATE The two hostages a captain and crew member of a South Korean flagged cargo ship are released to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jess Dureza

FREE. The hostages, South Korean Park Chul Hong (wearing green head cover) and Filipino Glenn Alindajao (wearing blue scarf), arrive in Davao City with Secretary Jess Dureza on January 14, 2017. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte, Robredo, Dureza | Evening wRap

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:59 PM

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War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

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DOCUMENT: PH, NDF joint statement on the 2nd round of talks

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Attached are the common outlines and frameworks for the final peace pact that will end Asia s longest running communist insurgency

100 DAY. OPAPP chief Jesus Dureza says the peace efforts Photo courtesy of OPAPP

PH, NDF back in Oslo to tackle 'root cause of conflict'

Oct 06, 2016 - 2:33 PM

They will also discuss a general amnesty for remaining political prisoners

SIGNED. Negotiating teams of the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines celebrate the historic signing of an agreement that paves the way for indefinite unilateral ceasefires. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler