17 Mass Supporters Withdraw Support to CTG in Aurora

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FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija – Former members of Nagkakaisang Maralita ng Dicaluyongan (NAGSAMAD) withdrew their support to Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) and its front organizations in a simple ceremony held at 91IB Headquarters Laang-Sibol Hall, Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora on December 07, 2021.

Part of the activity was the burning of CPP-NPA-NDF’s flags signifying their abandonment of the dismantled communist organization in Aurora. The personalities also re-affirm their allegiance to the government during the event.

Roy Espiritu, one of the 17 Mass Supporters expressed his gratitude to the government for its continued support.

The said activity was also attended and witnessed by personnel of Baler Municipal Police Station; 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Aurora Police Provincial Office (APPO); Department of Agriculture (DAR); Public Attorney Office (PAO) Baler; and a representative from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Aurora.

After the activity, the concerned agencies facilitated the awarding of livelihood assistance, and the 91IB in coordination with DSWD and DOLE will facilitate the registration of the group as a Peoples Organization.

Meanwhile, the Commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army, Brigadier General Andrew D. Costelo PA cited the success of the withdrawal of support of the CTG’s mass supporters with the intensive implementation of the Community Support Program of the Army supported by the MTF-ELCAC.

“We are gaining momentum sa ating campaign that is why our programs under the CSP will continue to reach OUT more communities. Still, our call remains to the remaining members of the KLG-Sierra Madre na sumuko na dahil nandito na ang inyong mas pinalakas na pwersa ng gobyerno na laging handang tanggapin at tulungan ang sinumang magnanais na magbabalik-loob at tanggapin ang bagong pag-asa,” said BGen Costelo.