Army official lauds Negros Oriental for declaring NPA persona non grata

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BACOLOD City – The Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division headed by Major Gen Dinoh Dolina commended the province of Negros Oriental for declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) as persona non grata (unwelcome).

 Dolina said that “the province through its Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) made the right and appropriate action against the communist terrorist group responsible for the series of atrocities in Negros Oriental victimizing not only security forces but also government and private properties and most of all defenseless civilians.

The statement posted by the 3rd ID on social media said that the PPOC passed and approved Resolution No. 3 series of 2019 declaring the CPP-NPA Terrorist persona non grata last March 12, 2019.

The resolution cited that “the socio-economic advancement of the province had been affected due to the series of atrocities conducted by the CPP-NPA Terrorists that propagate fear to the general public and even potential investors which made a terrible economic implication not only in the province but the whole country as well.”

The PPOC also believed that the atrocities perpetrated by the communist-terrorist group is “a manifestation of betrayal of achieving peace, thus, disrupting the peace and order situation of the province.”

“These rationales are more than enough to declare the CPP-NPA Terrorists as ‘unwelcome and unacceptable’ persons. The people are fed up with these anti-people, anti-peace, and anti-development communist-terrorists. They have no place in a peace-loving community,” Dolina emphasized.

Dolina encouraged other provinces in the Visayas to pass a similar resolution.

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