The re-directed and re-oriented Trinidad- Talibon Integrated Farmers Association (TTIFA) celebrates its 1st Founding Anniversary on October 6, 2021.
The celebration commenced through a thanksgiving mass followed by a program held at the Basketball Court, Purok 7 Annex, Brgy San Vicente, Trinidad, Bohol. Said momentous event also marked their complete withdrawal of support, allegiance, and affiliation to the HUMABOL, a left-leaning organization. The anniversary celebration is fully supported by PGBh, LGU Trinidad, PNP, and 47th Infantry Battalion.
As part of the initiatives of Governor Arthur C Yap, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist distributed certified rice seeds, corn seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides that benefited one hundred twenty-five (125) family members of the reorganized TTIFA.
For over 32 years, the Trinidad-Talibon Integrated Farmers Association (TTIFA) was under the Hugpong sa mga Mag-uumang Bol-anon (HUMABOL). They were very vocal in expressing their recycled sentiments through various rallies, even displaying the flag of CPP-NPA-NDF at their turf and vigorously challenging the government authorities’ programs and tangible efforts.
At present, they have already turned their backs on idealism and sphere of influence through the deceptive tactics and empty promises purportedly carried out by the core organizers of HUMABOL.
“Being a victim of deceptive recruitment of the CTGs, I was conscripted and undergone three (3) months of integration and became a member of New People’s Army (NPA). I was with the group that caused chaos in some places in the province of Bohol. But today, I hope my fellow neighbors and the community will accept and trust me as I return to the mainstream society to find true peace with the help of the real government,” said Reymundo, one of the TTIFA members.
One of the highlights of the said activity is the burning of the CPP-NPA-NDF flag as a symbol of denouncing the atrocities of the CTGs. Said activity is another successful milestone in showing the government’s sincerity in supporting our brothers who were deceived by CTGs and already decided to go back to the folds of the law. Through the continued collaboration of the LGUs and other line government agencies, the unit will surely attain its intent of inclusive peace and development.
The 47th Infantry (Katapatan) Battalion is one with the other National and Local Agencies, showing the essence of convergence of efforts to ensure peaceful and progressive Bohol, a safe, tourists-haven in the Visayas region.