Members of the Cotabato Provincial Peace and Order Council have joined forces in declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army persona non grata on April 11.
This unified movement of support aims to condemn the actions of the CPP-NPA and its blatant disregard for the country’s search for peace.
The terrorist NPA is no longer welcome in Cotabato. Do not allow them to settle in our lands. They should be alienated for the cruelty they commit to our people and the poison they feed to our youth.
Lieutenant General Arnel Dela, Western Mindanao Command chief, said the declaration against the communist group is a welcoming development in the multi-sector campaign against insurgency in Central Mindanao.
“We fully support the unified declaration made by the peace council in condemnation of communist rebel fronts in Central Mindanao. We assure you that our anti-insurgency campaign is bolstered in cooperation with local governments in the area.”