Maramag, Bukidnon – More and more towns in Bukidnon Province are declaring the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) as unwanted when Brgy Linabo, Brgy Lipa, Brgy Lumintao and Brgy Sta. Felomina all of Quezon declared the CPP-NPA as Persona Non- Grata yesterday July 26, 2019.
The declaration was spearheaded by the Punong Barangays namely Hon. Luisita G Presbitero, Hon. Gloria P Rosales, Hon Thema Aguilar, and Hon Ferdinand Silvestre along with them were the 333 members of Hingpit na Organisadong Masa (HOM) who withdraw their support to the NPA. The activity was highlighted during the communal dialogue/pulong-pulong with the presence of different Local Government Agencies. The supporters soon pledged to the government and signed to the wall of commitment.
The community dialogue was attended by 88IB troopers headed by LTC Frank Fabic, Engr. Florencio Liray of Municipal Planning and Development Office, Engr. Danilo Restipicar representative from TESDA, Forest Ranger Jerry Rapal and Jonathan Doroha representative from DENR, Mr. Dexter Jhon Caballes representative from Dep-ED, Atty.
John Laro representative from NCIP, Dr. Flores M Danlag epresentative from the Department of Agriculture, Ms. Teresa Bangal representative from Media, Mayor’s office, and Brgy Officials of the said Barangays. The Municipal Health Office also offered medical assistance for common illnesses to the residents.
88th Infantry Battalion troops discussed the deception strategy of the Terrorist NPA in luring the youth in joining the terrorist organization. R.A 10168 known as the “HumanSecurity Act 2012” and the Enhance Comprehensive and Local Integration Program (E- CLIP) was also tackled to include the firearms remuneration.
LTC Fabic, Commanding Officer of 88IB, welcomed the withdrawal of support by the members of the NPA’s underground mass organizations from the four Barangays, “It is right to turn your backs and withdraw your support to weaken their forces. As you participate today, you have saved yourselves from the trap that could get you in trouble and worse could get you killed. As your punong-barangay said, continue to show your support to the government. Let us continue to encourage our brothers and sisters who are victims of the wrong ideologies of the NPAs to return to the folds of the government”.