CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – In the midst of the observance of the safety and accident prevention month, the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, Philippine Army reminds the parents and families of Regions 10 and Caraga to protect their homes against CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) continues deception, lies and recruitment.

It can be recalled that the month of November is devoted for the safety and accident prevention month of the Filipino homes by virtue of proclamation number 115-A signed by former President Ferdinand E. Marcos last November 17, 1966.

Roselle E Dagante alyas Wella, 22 years old, a former rebel from Surigao del Norte who surrendered last June 20, 2019 to the 30th Infantry “Python” Battalion, revealed that her family was ruined, she was not able to take good care of her five year old daughter and two year old son. “As a mother, I want to provide the needs of my children and ensure their bright future which I cannot give because I need to hide and was forced to live in the mountains. “I really regret joining the NPA, may family suffered a lot and I want to change all of this, enough of this suffering so I decided to surrender”, Dagante added

MGen Franco Nemesio Gacal, the Commander of the 4ID said, “The family is the basic unit of the society and it must be protected against all kinds of hazards including the CNTs wrong ideology and deceptive recruitment which aims to destroy our families. The future of every Filipino family is an essential part of achieving peace and development and they are the very reason why we need to fight to end insurgency which had been persistently destroying our homes for 50 years.” “I call on to the peace loving Filipino people, let us protect our families and homes against CNT intrusions, we should not allow them to destroy our families and our society,” Gacal added

Meanwhile, the government continues to do its mandate to ensure the safe future of the Filipino families through the implementation of the Executive Order (EO) 70 or the “Whole-of-Nation Approach” to end local communist armed conflict. “Let us all support our government because through convergence we can end insurgency and will be able to attain sustainable peace and development,” Gacal ended