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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, January 21, 2020
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Army to intensify drive vs. NPA


Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, said yesterday that they will intensify their combat operations against the remaining New People’s Army rebels in Negros Occidental.

Pasaporte made the statement during his courtesy call yesterday on Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, whom he also briefed on the ongoing peace and order situation of the province.

The Philippine Army in Negros will support the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict in its effort to achieve lasting peace and to totally end the insurgency in Negros, in tandem with the Philippine National Police, he said.

Pasaporte also informed Lacson that the 303rd Infantry Brigade will give its all out support to the developmental efforts of the provincial government.

Meanwhile, members of the Church Military and Police Forum, formerly known as the Church Military Police Advisory Group, recently met in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, and discussed issues and concerns confronting Negrenses.

The CMPF was convened by San Carlos Bishop Gerardo Alminaza, with Pasaporte, Col. Julian Entoma, officer-in-charge of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office participation.

Capt. Franco Ver Lopez, 303IB Civil Military Operations chief, said the initiative was pushed to ensure a transparent and open line of communication, strengthen relationships among the four Negros dioceses, the military and police, and to find solutions to the problems of insurgency, drugs and criminality.*


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