IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon- The Local leaders of Barangay Caburacanan, St. Peter, Silae and Indalasa of Malaybalay and Barangay Canangaan, Freedom and Dalacutan of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon passed a resolution declaring CPP-NPA Terrorists and their legal organizations; KATRIBU, ANAK PAWIS, BAYAN MUNA, TAMARAW, GABRIELA and LFS among others as “Persona non Grata” in their communities, today, February 20, 2019.

The barangay officials and the tribal leaders of the above-mentioned barangays had strengthened their support to the government by declaring the NPA’s and its legal organizations unwelcome in their locality.

This was decided and made upon seeing the true nature of the terrorists’ groups through the joint efforts of the Community Support Program Teams (CST) and the concern government agencies conducting peace and development efforts in their communities. CPP-NPA was declared terrorists by President Rodrigo Duterte as well as the European Union.

CPP-NPA was declared “Persona Non Grata” due to their terroristic acts such as burning of equipment, killing of Indigenous People, extortions, violations of International Humanitarian Law and continuously posing threats to the peace loving civilians in the said municipalities.

The declaration of the seven (7) barangays implies that they really want peace and development in their area. Masses were enlightened on the effects of this terrorist within their modest communities, that CPP-NPA were the hindrance to the government services and it must be stopped.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD M. ILLANA, the Commanding Officer of the 8th Infantry Battalion in his statement said “I appreciate the decisions of the Local Officials declaring the Communist Terrorists (CNTs) and its organizations as “Persona nonGrata” in their communities. The Local Government Units, Government Agencies and concern stakeholders will jointly work hand on hand to address the insurgency problems in our communities.” “To the CPP-NPA terrorists who are still in the mountain ranges of Bukidnon come down and yield to your army, we are your true soldiers, we will help you return in mainstream society and be with your families.” He added.