Sta. Cruz, Placer, Surigao Del Norte – Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through Our Youth (POINTY) Incorporated (Inc.) members of Surigao del Norte pledged their loyalty to the Government in support of the implementation of “Whole-Of-Nation” Approach under Executive Order No. 70 last Saturday.

More than 100 youth from different municipalities of Surigao del Norte took the oath of participating the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF ELCAC) as peace advocates.

POINTY, Inc. Surigao del Norte Chapter promised to deny the communist recruitment and will utilize the voices to speak-out and convince the members of the communities not to support the CPP-NPA’s deception.

In his speech, Mr Israel Yabut, POINTY, Inc. President said, “We believe that the Whole of Approach is the finest solution to finally end communist insurgency. As these communist continue exploiting the youth, it is our advocacy to stand firm and fight the wrong ideology.”

Meanwhile, the Deputy Regional Director of NICA-10 who facilitated the pledge of loyalty said, “Don’t be afraid to speak, it’s a free country, so you can speak out. There will be instances that we have to say what is right, if it’s for the sake of our country”.

Lt.Col Jeffrey A Villarosa, Commanding Officer of the 30IB stated that, “You have the power in your hands. Use that power with all your strength and fight for what is right. The CNT’s recruitment is now focused to the youth sector but through the dedication of POINTY-SDN, we will deny the CNTs recruits in SDN”.

“Your 30IB will remain by your side as you make your journey towards long-lasting peace and development in our mother land”, Villarosa ended.