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Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Mindanao (RPM-M) Peace Process The Other Peace Process
The Peace Processes Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Cordillera Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas (RPM-P) Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) – Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Mindanao (RPM-M)
Presidential Memorandum Order 108 July 19, 2003 Creating the GRP Peace Panel Mandating the Conduct of Peace Process with the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Mindanao (RPM-M) (Revolutionary Workers Party of Mindanao) Designating an NGO as Independent Secretariat
Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Mindanao (Revolutionary Workers Party of Mindanao) Used to be the Mindanao component of the CPP/NPA/NDF before the split
Composition of the GRP Panel Chairperson:Usec. Nabil A. Tan Members :Usec. Virgilio L. Leyritana,Sr. Hon. Janette Serrano- Reisland
Composition of the GRP Panel Secretariat Head:Eileen Jose Members:Johnnel Rañeses Annaliza Laylo Rhondon Ricafort Francis Reboroso
Composition of the RPM-M Panel Chairperson:Moniva D. Pascual Members :Freiderick Montes Armando Orbis Adviser :Ike de los Reyes
Head:Jurice Domingo Members:Samuel Bongosia Herido Rubillos Composition of the GRP Panel Secretariat
Independent Secretariat Head: Kaloy Manlupig Local Consultations Team –Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) –Resource Center for Empowerment and Development (RCED) Formal Talks Team: –BALAOD-Mindanaw –SALIGAN-Mindanaw
Some Unique Features of this Peace Process Institutionalizes stakeholders participation thru local consultations Civil Society/NGO as Mediator and Independent Secretariat
Framework Empowered and sustainable communities are the real foundation of lasting peace. The process itself (and not the process end) will already allow these communities to win small victories, and build peace by and for themselves. The final resolution is important but communities need not wait for this. Building peace is here and now.
GRP – RPM-M Peace Process GRP – RPM-M Formal TalksAmong PrincipalsPolitical Settlement Peace Consultations Among Communities/ Tribes Empowered, Sustainable And Peaceful Communities/ Tribes
Ultimate goals of the process Final Resolution through a Peace Agreement and Empowered Sustainable and Peaceful Communities/Tribes who are able to analyze their situations, appreciate their resources, identify their needs, formulate and implement their own development plans, living in peace and harmony with their history, culture and nature
GRP – RPM-M Peace Process 1 st Formal Talks (Sept. 22, 2003) Joint Commitment to Pursue Peace and Development in Mindanao Rules on the conduct of Formal Talks between the GRP and RPM-M Rules on the conduct of local consultations as an integral part of the GRP – RPM-M Peace Process 2 nd Formal Talks (Oct. 28, 2005) Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities (ACH)
3 rd Formal Talks (Dec. 19, 2006) Guidelines and ground rules on the implementation and monitoring of the ACH Joint Resolution to further advance the gains of the GRP-RPM-M Peace Process
B. Local Peace Consultations Institutionalizing stakeholders participation thru local consultations
ACTIVITYEXPECTED OUTPUT Opening Ceremony Session 1: Sectoral Groupings Identification of the participants per sectoral groupings Area for discussion and FGDs are assigned for each group Session 2: Data Gathering Gathered sufficient data per sector based on the guide questions identified PRA Tools are used for discussion and presentation of the situation Identified specific problems per sector Evening Session: Sharing of Community Events Gathered more information about the events that happened in the barangay Validated information and data gathered in the afternoon session Session 3: Data Analysis Data are organized with specific problems duly identified Identified problems are prioritized and are ranked accordingly Top ten priority problems per sector are identified Session 4: Validation of Output Cross-sectoral analysis shall be derived Consistency of data shall be achieved Problems will be prioritized Session 5: Planning Identified core program that addresses the core problems of the sector Identified ten priority projects that needs to be addressed immediately Identified projects that can be implemented using barangays funds and other LGU or government funds Formulated an Annual Investment Plan Session 6: Presentation of Plans Validated all sectoral data, plans, problems and project identified Identified ten priority project of the barangays as a whole Session 7: Action Plan Identified Post Consultation activity Session 8: Commitment Setting Commitment setting from all sector are shared in the whole group
Zamboanga del Norte – 48 barangays in 8 municipalities Lanao del Norte – 10 barangays in 1 municipality Maguindanao & Shariff Kabunsuan – 24 barangays in 3 municipalities Agusan del Norte– 7 barangays in 5 municipalities 89 barangay peace consultations conducted in 5 provinces in 17 municipalities in Mindanao Local Peace Consultations Areas
MINDANAO BASILAN ZAMBO SUR ZAMBO NORTE LANAO SUR COTABATO CITY MAGUINDANAO BUKIDNON N. COTABATO DAVAO SUR DAVAO OR. LANAO NORTE S. COTABATO S. KUDARAT SARANGANI CARAGA REGION MISAMIS ORIENTAL MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL ZAMBOANGA CITY ZAMBO SIBUGAY DAVAO CITY DAVAO COMPOSTE LA VALLEY
Peace Consultation Areas ZAMBO NORTE 48 barangays LANAO NORTE 10 barangays MAGUINDANAO 21 barangays SHARIF KABUNSUAN 3 barangays CARAGA REGION 7 barangays
C. Project Implementation (Community Development Support Block Fund) 50 out of the 89 barangays are already implementing livelihood projects External Resource Partners German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) Misereor Cordaid The Asia Foundation (TAF)
Challenges for the process
Appointment of new GRP Panel is not accepted by the RPM-M Panel –Respect & sensitivity for processes that have already been established –Trust has been built and earned with the previous GRP Panel members –Retain the Panel headed by Atty. Franklin M. Quijano No mechanism for reporting harassments in the field
What do we still need to do?
I. Keep the Parties Talking 1.1 Regular caucuses, informal meetings, consultations 1.2 Regular phone calls 1.3 Formal Talks - Signing of the Final Peace Agreement?
II. Keeping Peoples and Communities Involved 2.1 Local Consultations in 15 remaining barangays -Lanao del Sur (5 brgys) -Zamboanga del Norte (4 brgys) -Agusan (2 brgys) -Maguindanao (4 brgys) 2.2 Local Consultations in another 100 indicative barangays
III. Show Results 3.1 Package proposals for priority projects 3.2 Negotiate for funds, follow up commitments 3.3 Project implementation - remaining 39 barangays for project implementation
IV. Monitoring 4.1 Signing of the Manual of Operations 4.2 Organize Local Coordinating and Monitoring Teams 4.3 Develop/Install Monitoring & Evaluation System
Resources Independent Secretariat work done with NOTHING from Government This is being done in pursuit of our peace and development agenda
Meditation on Peace Peace is not a thing to possess, but a way of possessing; Peace is not a gift to be given, but a way of giving; Peace is not a topic to teach, but a way of teaching; Peace is not a theory to learn, but a way of learning; Peace is not an opinion to hold, but a way of holding; Peace is not a resolution of strife, but a way of striving; Peace is not a creed to preach, but a way of preaching; Peace is not a god to serve, but a way of serving; Peace is not a question to ask, but a way of asking; Peace is not an answer to seek, but a way of seeking; Peace is not journeys end, but a way of journeying.