LAPAZ, AGUSAN DEL SUR – Another big blow against the CPP-NPA as the hinter Barangay of Lydia, Lapaz, Agusan del Sur where the residents mostly composed of Manobo and Banwaon Tribe and a former mass base of the communist terrorist, strongly denounced the CPP-NPA and its allied organization and declare them as Persona Non Grata during a Barangay Assemby held at the Brgy Hall on Saturday July 20, 2019.
Other services are also provided by the unit and LGU of La Paz thru Rural Health Unit, Local Civil Registrar such as medical checkup, consultation, supplementary feeding, free haircut and information drive on Birth Registration, Marriage Registration and Death Certificate was also extended for the said activity.
The declaration was formalized thru a Barangay Resolution No. 15 s. 2019 duly signed by the members of the council and witnessed by the residents. Spearheaded by the Punong Barangay, Hon Antonio P. Pequiro who led the declaration and officiated the Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution of 300 CPP NPA members and supporters composed of 11 Militia ng Bayan, 1 NPA regular, 78 members of the Underground Mass Organization (UGMO) and 210 Supporters/ Symphatizers.
“Gikapoy nami sa mga pangilad, pang abuso ug sa mga terroristang aktibidad sa mga NPA kontra sa among mga katawhan hilabina katong pagpatay nga walay kalouy kay CAFGU Felipe Amado nga katong panahona off duty, walay armas kauban ang mga sibilyan sa pagpartisipar sa Brigada Eskwela para makatabang sa iyahang anak nga estudyante”,Hon Piquero said.
It can be recalled last May of this year that the late CAFGU Felipe Amado was ambushed and killed by more or less 7 heavily armed NPA’s while he was on his way from gathering materials for the construction of a makeshift classroom as his contribution for his children who are students in Lydia Elementary School.
“Dili gyud ko muhatag ug pasaylo sa nagpatay sa akong bana. Kamong mga NPA, wala pa gyud mo makuntento sa tanang mga kagubot, pagpatay ug abuso sa mga katawhan, mopatay pa gyud mo ug mga inosenteng mga sibilyan. Mao na kining panahuna ang inyohang pagkahugno”, Lotti said, wife of the killed CAFGU.
On the other hand, Datu Eddie F Amado, Brgy Tribal Chieftain said, “Sa kadugay nga panahon nga nagsuporta kita sa ilaha (NPA’s)”, wala sila’y proyekto nga gihatag sa atua nga mkatabang sa atong kalisod, mao na kini ang panahon nga isalikway na nato sila ug suportahan nato ang atong tinood nga gobyerno ky sila man (National Government) ang tinuod nga maghatag ug mga proyekto nga ikaasenso nato sa mga umaabot nga panahon”.
In a statement, Lt Col Romeo C Jimenea, Commanding Officer of 26th Infantry Battalion, said that Brgy Lydia is the first barangay in the Municipality of La Paz, Agusan del Sur who declare the CPP-NPA as undesirables. “I commend every residents for the courage and gutsy stand to denounce the CPP NPA Terrorist as Persona Non Grata in their community. It is a clear message that the people in remote areas already realized the evils of CPP NPA and cannot be fooled by their lies and deception. The 26th IB will continue to support and assist the local council of the barangay especially the peace and order”.
“This is the continuation in achieving peace with the political will of the barangay leaders to act accordingly against our common enemy, the NPA’s can no longer thrive in this area”, Lt Col Jimenea added.
“With the continuous support of LGU’s in our area of operation, together with the implementation of EO 70 (Whole of the Nation Approach), we can surely assure that the goal of our National Government to end this five decades of armed struggle will be successful”, he ended.
Cpt Aldim Viernes
CMO Officer, 26th Infantry Battalion
Patag Cagayan de Oro City