CARMEN, Bohol – Three barangays in Bilar town passed a resolution declaring the Communist Terrorist Group persona non grata. The initiative was spearheaded by the Barangay Peace Council in support to National Task Force in Ending the Local Communist Armed Conflict.
Barangay Bugang Sur, Bugang Norte and Cansumbol of Bilar Municipality has approved Resolution Number 16 Series of 2020 condemning the atrocities ruthlessly perpetrated by the CPP-NPA-NDF and declaring them as persona non grata.
The barangay resolution emphasized that the Communist Terrorist Group will only threaten the economic, social and political stability of the barangay and its people with their illegal and unlawful activities that could hinder the continuing production and development of Bohol Province. Moreover, to brace its tenacity, an Oath Taking of Allegiance to the Government was conducted and spearheaded by the barangay officials together with their constituents.
These barangays were known earlier as the advantage areas for the CTGs in the recruitment and mass organization. Thus, the 47IB deployed its Community Support Program (CSP) Team together with the PNP and Provincial Community Organizers to ascertain issues and concerns being oppressed by the terrorist insurgents.
“The presence of the Philippine Army in our barangay has a great impact to the peace and order. During their stay, we felt secure and safe from these lawless elements of the NPA. We are grateful that the army has taken its part in clearing our barangay and declaring it free from the threats of CPP-NPA-NDF,” Hon Tito Ancog said in his message during the Oath Taking in Bugang Norte. The other two barangay chairpersons were also thankful and firm that they will support the government programs to sustain the peace and order in their own barangay.
The intensified peace campaign of the 47th Infantry Battalion in the province shows that more Local Government Units are trusting the army and willing to provide full support in order to sustain the peace and order in Bohol.