first_imgThe resolution also highlighted that inorder to ensure the comprehensive orchestration of related peace efforts andinitiatives in the multisectoral campaign against insurgency; the villagecouncil is giving its support to the unified condemnation of the CPP-NPA. Captain Cenon Pancito III, PhilippineArmy’s 3rd Infantry Division’s Public Affairs Office chief, said that Pandananis the first village in the province to declare the communist rebels unwelcomein their locality. “Pandanan is categorized as one of theinner villages in Lauaun and considered an NPA-infested village,” Pancito said ina press conference at Camp Delgado in Fort San Pedro here last week. “We continue to call for the rest of thevillages and local government units not just in Antique but in Panay tolikewise do the same, to denounce the armed struggle or the armed movement andcooperate with the government,” he said, adding that this effort from villagesand towns can lead to the progress and development of the localities. Pandanan village has cited its growingsocio-economic development that had been affected by activities of the CPP-NPA. In a resolution signed by Pandananvillage chief Jerry Bucio, the village official noted that Executive Order 70has institutionalized the “whole-of-nation” approach to addressingthe root causes of insurgencies and facilitates and ensures the activeparticipation of all sectors of society in the pursuit of the country’s peaceagenda. The CPP-NPA is listed as a terroristorganization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom,Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. (With a report from PNA/PN) ILOILO City – The village of Pandanan in Lauan town, Antique has declared theCommunist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) persona nongrata. Pancito noted that two towns in Iloiloprovince were first to make a move to reject the presence of the terrorists. On Aug. 24, the Army-assisted village ofBinulosan Grande in Calinog town, Iloilo passed the same resolution declaringCPP-NPA as persona non grata. The town of Maasin in Iloilo alsodenounced the CPP-NPA’s presence on Aug. 8 and Janiuay town followed suit onAug. 15.last_img