3 Ifugao towns denounce communist terrorist groups

TINOC, Ifugao, May 11 (PIA) - -  Three  municipalities of the province  passed resolutions showing dissatisfaction of the presence of communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and other illegally-armed groups in their respective places.

Members of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB)  of Hungduan passed Resolution No. 2019-044 declaring the CTGs as persona non grata and strongly opposing the entry and access of other illegally armed groups in all barangays of the municipality.
 
The resolution stated that since the early 1990s with the united efforts of the municipal and barangay officials and all stakeholders hold control to lingering communist insurgency and established a good image of the municipality as a peaceful and non-violent town.
 
“The unlawful activities perpetrated by the communist insurgents who created atmosphere of fear, suspicion, tension and terror among the local residents, tourists and visitors hampered the economic growth and development in the region and stagnated social and economic developments in the locality,” the resolution added.
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The  SB   of Tinoc town passed Resolution No. 514-2019 denouncing the presences of CTG to uphold peace and order in the municipality. Concern agencies disclosed that there are reports of sightings of CTGs in the different barangays hence a resolution is needed to avoid further encounter and maintain the peaceful situation in the community.
 
In Mayoyao, the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC), Municipal Anti-drug Abuse Council (MADAC) and the Liga ng mga Punong Barangay (LMPB) approved a resolution prohibiting the entry of Communist Party of the Philippines – New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA), National Democratic Front (NDF) and other lawless elements in the municipality.
 
The body perceives that the entry of CPP-NPA in the municipality is a threat to the peaceful living of the community people for it will draw the Armed Forces of the Philippines to come as well which could bring forth encounter between the two forces. 

“The municipality does not want to recollect and experience again the gruesome incidents brought by clash of two opposing forces where civilians became victims and in constant danger,” the resolution stated.
 
In support to the joint-resolution of the MPOC, MADAC and LMPB, the sangguniang bayan  passed a resolution abnegating the presence and activities of CTGs and to preserve the peace and order situation in Mayoyao town. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao)
 

By Marcelo B. Lihgawon

 

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