CallS on the Filipinos to defend President Rodrigo Duterte from critics and detractors supporting the ICC’s probe into his administration’s drug war.
September 19, 2021
MANILA – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.“Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa… Read More
The City of Mandaluyong has joined the long list of 1,546 local government units (LGUs) across the country that have declared the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as persona non grata in their localities.In a resolution… Read More
Año: Do not insult the intelligence of our local government officials. They are witness to CPP-NPA-NDF’s deception in their areas
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Sunday said local government units (LGUs) “enjoy local autonomy, are not stupid to support the godless and obsolete ideology of communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and are fed up with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front’s (CPP-NPA-NDF) violence and atrocities.”
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año made the comment following allegations by the Communist Party of the Philippines that LGUs are being forced to declare the CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata by threatening to withhold the LGUs’ budget.READ MORE
MANILA – Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Gilbert Gapay on Monday has commended troops from the 2nd Infantry Division, National Capital Region (NCR), and 10th Infantry Division for their series of significant tactical victories against the communist terrorists.This… Read More
Contrary to Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte’s earlier statement, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said the Quezon City Government already denounced communist terrorism several months ago when it passed Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Resolution… Read More
Terrorists which for decades perpetuated violence against the Filipino people under the umbrella of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/ National Democratic Front (CPP/NPA/NDF) communist triumvirate, have found a staunch ally and defender in Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.READ MORE
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.
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.
Añosaid he expects that 100 percent of LGUs would be expressing their declaration of persona non grata against the CPP-NPA-NDF members.
Colonel Nolasco Mempin, the Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade commander, identified the six barangays as New Visayas, Balagunan, San Jose, Magwawa, Bobongon, and Tulalian.
Mempin said the six barangays are located within the boundaries of Paquibato District in this city and Talaingod, Davao del Norte, making the areas “vulnerable to the mobility of the communist group.”
Mayor Ernesto Evangelista led the ceremonial signing of the joint resolution declaring the rebels “unacceptable”.
He also underscored the role of the local government units in implementing Executive Order 70 that seeks to end local communist armed conflict by institutionalizing the “whole-of-nation approach.”
Evangelista said the resolution was a bold move against the communist rebel group within the Davao Region, particularly in areas under the operational jurisdiction of the Army’s 89 Infantry (Makatao) Battalion.
He urged the barangay officials “to keep an eye to the community, to stay vigilant and to report any possible actions of the communist group” to Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Lt. Col. Silas Trasmontero, commander of the Army’s 89 IB, said ridding the villages of NPA presence was a stepping stone “for a peaceful and progressive community in Sto.Tomas especially, to the six barangays.” (PNA)