MANILA, Philippines – The National Amnesty Commission (NAC) will prioritize the establishment of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) before the end of the year.
This is what he said this Friday, October 7 in conjunction with the regional summit with former communist guerillas or “Friends Rescued” where they already have a shortlist of names that are under evaluation.
The NAC is under Executive Order No. 125 signed by former President Rodrigo Duterte on February 18, 2021 which will consist of a chair and six commissioners.
Of the aforementioned number, four will be ex-officio members, the justice secretary, defense secretary, interior secretary and presidential adviser on peace, reconciliation and unity while the other two will be regular members.
Meanwhile, the NAC’s proposed budget has been passed in Congress according to Galvez.
It hopes that by the time the NAC is established it will be able to start processing applications.
The military is on the side of adjusting the list of former rebels with pending cases and being examined by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency for the issuance of a safe conduct pass as part of the security transition. RNT/JGC
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