Aurora province condemns actions, activities of CPP-NPA

    BALER, Aurora -- The Aurora Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) approved on Thursday a resolution condemning the actions and activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), including its front group and affiliates, which are detrimental to the peace and development of the province.

    In a meeting presided by Governor Gerardo A. Noveras held at the provincial capitol here, the PPOC expressed its full support to Executive Order (EO) 70, the "National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict” signed by President Rodrigo Duterte as a way to help end the decades-old communist insurgency problem.

    The council members who attended the meeting were Brig. General Rowen S. Tolentino, commander of the Army’s 703rd Infantry Brigade; Lt. Col. Jose Mari F Torrenueva II, commanding officer of the Army’s 91st Infantry Battalion; Lt. Col. Reynante D. Pitpitan, chief of Police Community Relations Aurora Police Provincial Office; Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officials, department heads of the local government of Aurora; and members of the Sangguniang Bayan.

    "This is the LGU’s step in asserting that the province is ready for long-lasting peace to attain sustainable development. In order to maintain peace and order in the community and suppress the lawless violence that creates havoc, fear and panic among the populace, members of CPP-NPA are now unwelcomed in the province of Aurora,” the resolution read.

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