ANTI-TERRORISM: 1,546 LGUs declare communist terrorists as persona non grata

A total of 1,546 local government units (LGUs) nationwide have declared members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as persona non grata.

INDIGNATION. A resident of Claveria, Misamis Oriental burns a flag of the New People’s Army during a rally that condemned rebel atrocities in the town. (Jigger J. Jerusalem)

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, in a statement on Friday, said that out of the 1,715 LGUs nationwide, 1,546 of these — namely 64 provinces, 110 cities and 1,372 municipalities — have passed resolutions declaring members of the group as persona non grata. 

Año said he expects that 100 percent of LGUs would be expressing their declaration of persona non grata against the CPP-NPA-NDF members.

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