Press Release48th Infantry Battalion Facilitated the Conduct of Terrorist Financing Awareness with Small...
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48th Infantry Battalion Facilitated the Conduct of Terrorist Financing Awareness with Small Scale Miners of Mabini and Pantukan Davao de Oro

Pantukan Davao de Oro – The 48th Infantry Battalion headed by Lt Col Enrique Rafael facilitate the conduct of a dialogue with the Small Scale Miners of Mabini and Pantukan Davao de Oro with NICA Region XI and 1001st Brigade at a Function Room in Brgy Kingking, Pantukan Davao de Oro on 11 August 2021.

The activity aims to provide information awareness to the miners of Pantukan on the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, EO Nr 70, or the NTF ELCAC. The attendees were briefed on the salient points of the provisions under The Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012 which highlights the crimes that may be committed by those who are supporting and financing CPP/NPA/NDF which are declared terrorists

Speakers from NICA Region XI, RD Evarly Tajanlangit and NICA ORD Region XI, DRD Hernie Mabalo were the ones who presented and elaborated the salient points of the said provisions. Mr Elie Sanchez, President of Small Scale Miners in Pantukan shared his experience on how he was extorted by the CPP/NPA/NDF.

DRD Mabalo added that any person, groups, or organization financing directly or indirectly to the CPP/NPA/NDF shall be dealt with in accordance with existing laws and regulations.

“We ask your group not to give in to the demands of the NPAs and report those who are providing any form of support, may it be materiel or financial support. Let us work together to stop terrorism and to end local armed conflict for the betterment of the people of Davao de Oro.” Lt Col Rafael, said.

The initiative was one of the thrusts of the Guardian Battalion in order to enlist the support of the miners n ending local armed conflict in the municipalities of Mabini and Pantukan Davao de Oro.

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