Recognizing the significant role of the churches in the Philippines in promoting peace as a core gospel value, PEPP was organized to harness the contribution of these faith communities in supporting the peace process that aims to end armed conflict by addressing its social, economic and political root causes.

Karapatan is an alliance of human rights organizations and programs, human rights desks and committees of people’s organizations, and individual advocates committed to the defense and promotion of people’s rights and civil liberties. It monitors and documents cases of human rights violations, assists and defends victims and conducts education, training and campaign.

Gustavo Gonzalez is the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Philippines.