MARAMAG, Bukidnon – 26 June 2020, a total of 145 individuals belonging to Umayamnon and Bisaya Tribes in Sitios Tagbacan, Tumbago, Saluringan, and Katablaran all of Brgy Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon denounced the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) by burning the CPP-NPA flags and declared the terrorist as Persona Non-Grata in their community. The activity was held at Municipal Gymnasium, Cabanglasan Bukidnon.
Kagawad Arturo Delamansi, Chairperson for Peace and Order Committee of Barangay Canangaan officiated the burning of CPP-NPA flags, followed by the burning of flaglets by the former NPA mass supporters.
The burning of the flag of CPP-NPA symbolizes the affirmation of withdrawal of support and the declaration of CPP-NPA-NDF of the 4 Sitios of Barangay Canangaa as Persona-Non Grata.
The activity was graced by Hon. Renante Inocando, Mayor of Cabanglasan; LTC Franklin F Fabic Commanding Officer 88IB; Tribal Chieftain Datu Conrado Salimbaon; Barangay Officials of Brgy Canangaan headed by Chairman Monding Ogade; PNP; BFP; and other Local Government Agencies.
Recently the Municipality of Cabanglasan declared CPP-NPA-NDF as Persona-Non Grata and conducted Send-Off Ceremony to the Community Support Teams (CSTs) that will immerse on the Five Barangays of the municipality that were identified as CPP-NPA affected; Canangaan, Paradise, Mandahican, Mandaing, and Cabulohan.
In his statement, Mayor Renante Inocando thanked the 88IB and PNP for the courage and commitment by bringing peace in his municipality. He also reminds his people of Barangay Canangaan specifically the four (4) Sitios to help them in protecting their community. “Don’t let the NPA manipulate you, don’t be afraid to them. Let us unite and help one another to attain sustainable peace in our community.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Franklin F Fabic said, “We will do our mandate of protecting the people and securing our land. We, the Maringal troopers, will continue to hunt down these terrorists for the protection of our people with the help of our LGU and from all of you. Let us unite for a better future of our younger generation.”