DAVAO DE ORO Gov. Tyron Uy: NTF-ELCAC budget cut ‘big blow’ to anti-insurgency campaign

DAVAO CITY – Slashing the 2022 budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) from PHP24 billion to PHP 4 billion would have a heavy blow to government efforts against insurgency and to the provinces relying on the Barangay Development Program (BDP), a governor in the Davao Region said Monday.

In an interview, Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said the people residing in former lairs of the New People’s Army (NPA), would eventually lose hope and possibly lose their trust in the government if the BDP will not push through, following the Senate Committee on Finance’s decision to cut the NTF-ELCAC’s budget for 2002. READ MORE

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