LUCENA CITY — The Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Nationwide Police have declared Gumaca city in Quezon province “insurgency-free” or liberated from the clutches of the communist New Folks’s Military (NPA).
“There have been no extra incidents of harassment and any terroristic assault, thus, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed as a part of the declaration of Steady Inner Peace and Safety,” the Quezon police mentioned in a press release issued Wednesday, Jan. 25.
The police and army evaluated and validated the declaration.
Native officers, representatives from totally different nationwide authorities businesses, the army, and police in Quezon attended the declaration ceremony held Wednesday in Gumaca.
“The general public will now get pleasure from a extra peaceable and progressive group and can be a desired vacation spot for traders and international vacationers,” Quezon police chief Colonel Ledon Monte mentioned.
Gumaca is the second municipality in Quezon to have an “insurgency-free” standing.
On Dec. 13 final 12 months, Macalelon city within the Bondoc Peninsula turned the primary NPA-free locality within the province. The Bondoc Peninsula is a recognized former NPA bailiwick within the Southern Tagalog area.
Gumaca Mayor Webster Letargo issued an govt order establishing a mechanism to advertise localized peace engagements with the municipality.
All 59 barangays in Gumaca have declared NPA rebels as “persona non grata” of their villages. The NPA is the armed wing of the Communist Occasion of the Philippines.
Monde vowed that the police, army, and all civilian stakeholders would proceed “to remove the menace of our group that hinders the peace and progress of our province.”
“The highway to an insurgency-free province is alongside the best way,” he mentioned. The province consists of two cities and 39 municipalities. INQ
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