Agusan Sur town declares CPP-NPA as "persona non grata'

Agusan Sur town declares CPP-NPA as "persona non grata'

The Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP) has lauded the municipal government of of Sibagat in Agusan del Sur province for declaring members of the New People's Army (NPA) as "persona non grata".
"On behalf of the soldiers who on a day-to-day basis risk their lives for the peace and security of the country, I thank and laud the local officials of Sibagat, Agusan del Sur for standing up against the NPA," AFP Chief, Gen. Benjamin Madrigal.

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"We hope that more LGUs (local government units) will finally recognize the need to take similar actions against the NPA and its front organizations and join the whole of (the) nation approach to completely annihilate the communist armed conflict," Madrigal added.
Municipal Resolution No. 137-18, approved on Dec. 21, 2018 , the town's Sangguniang Bayan declared communist rebels as "persona non grata" or unwelcome and unacceptable people.
"The kidnapping and abduction perpetrated by the NPAs is a manifestation of betrayal of achieving peace, thus disrupting the peace and security of the community," Municipal Resolution No. 137-18 reads.
The European Union and the United States of America has already tagged the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), while in the local front there is pending court case declaring the CPP NPA as terrorists.

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