OPAPRU: 'Bagong Pilipinas' to foster greater peace, dev’t

By Priam Nepomuceno

January 31, 2024, 10:10 am

MANILA – Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Wednesday called on Filipinos to rally behind President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.'s "Bagong Pilipinas" initiative, stressing that this would bring greater peace, progress and unity to the nation.

“I urge my fellow Filipinos to fully support the national government’s Bagong Pilipinas campaign. This is a multi-sectoral effort that seeks to bring all of us together as one nation regardless of ethnicity, religion, economic status or personal beliefs,” Galvez said in a statement.

He added that "Bagong Pilipinas" is the Marcos administration’s clarion for national renewal, as it seeks to build a society that will provide all Filipinos with equal opportunities to uplift their lives and fulfill their full potential.

“‘Bagong Pilipinas’ is a new mindset, a paradigm shift that will enable our nation to overcome issues that have pushed back its growth and caused divisiveness among our people. This will enable our country to move forward under the President’s banner of unity,” he said.

Marcos on Jan. 28 launched the “Bagong Pilipinas” campaign and outlined “a master plan for genuine development that benefits all our people.”

The Chief Executive, in his speech, said this is not a “mere slogan,” but a holistic and inclusive “brand of governance” that will guide the government in its development and peacebuilding efforts.

Marcos said “Bagong Pilipinas” is not a political game plan that caters to a privileged few, but a master plan for genuine development that benefits people from all walks of life.

“It is an invitation to all of us to think about being a Filipino and view the nation from a renewed perspective. It is a call for transformation. The transformation of our idea of being a Filipino, and the transformation of our economy, of governance, of society,” he added. (PNA)