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Bangsamoro Women Leaders Strengthen Capacities for Conflict Mediation and Peacebuilding

In a capacity building initiative hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support women peacebuilders and mediators in the Bangsamoro region, twenty-four (24) members of the Women…  


[OPED] "Transformation, Inclusion, and Empowerment (TIE) for Lasting Peace"

On International Peace Day in 2021, the Philippines has a lot to celebrate. The Congress is close to passing the legislation that will extend the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) to 2025,…  


Common words for peace

If there is one thing that binds the Moro communities despite cultural differences, it is faith. And if there are people who can be effective instruments of peace, these are the faith-based leaders.  


Joint Peace and Security Station established in Lanao del Norte

MUNAI, LANAO DEL NORTE - The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines turned over a newly constructed Joint Peace…  


COVID-19 adversely impacted BARMM development despite fewer cases – UNDP report

Cotabato City – The recently released Socioeconomic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) undertaken by the United Nations Development Programme…  


[OPED] “Accelerating COVID-19 response and recovery in BARMM through the humanitarian-development-peace nexus lens”

With cases rising in urban areas like Metro Manila, many had thought other regions with recorded low cases will be spared. A year later, we see how regions like BARMM - with fewer COVID-19 cases - are…  


What a Peace Station Means to Moro Communities

More than just a structure, the JPST station in Ganasi is a towering symbol of peace which brings him a sense of security that there will be no more gunshots and clanking of riffles in the middle of…  


PH Government, UNDP turnover new station and barracks to joint peacekeeping forces, additional team deploy in Bangsamoro Region

Maguindanao, Philippines – A newly renovated barracks and constructed station await the Joint Peace and Security Teams (JPST) in Sultan Kudarat and North Upi, Maguindanao Province. This is part of the…  


Lanao del Sur, UNDP strengthen collaboration for sustainable peace and development

n a signing ceremony which marked years of longstanding partnership, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, led by Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong, Jr. and Vice Governor Mohammad Khalid…  


OPAPP, UNDP provide rice assistance to decommissioned MILF combatants

Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), the Task Force for the Decommissioned Combatants (TFDCC), the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), and…  

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