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Dumaguete City, Philippines Monday, May 30, 2016
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Cops act vs. shift in NPA target

The Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office has intensified its intelligence operations following the reported shifting of the rebel group's activities in the province.

Reports from a very reliable source stated that the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front will shift its offensive attacks on selected targets in the province, particularly the bayanihan centers and municipal police stations, acting provincial director, Senior Supt. Harris Fama, said.

Fama together with Supt. Elmer Decena, commander of the Provincial Public Safety Company, yesterday visited selected police stations in southern Negros Oriental, including Dumaguete City, to inspect and assess the capability of the police force.

Fama said all chiefs of police have been directed to conduct random checkpoints to prevent and obstruct the entry of suspicious persons in their areas of responsibility, a government press release said.

NORPPO information officer, Senior Police Officer 1 Edilberto Barabas Euraoba III, said part of the operation includes information dissemination to communities, on the plans of the NPA.

Euraoba said simulation exercises on camp defense plans were checked, with the supervision of umpires, who acted as critiques.

Fama reminded the different sectors of the community to be vigilant and report immediately any suspicious activities they notice and monitor.

Progress and development will be hampered if people will not participate in suppressing criminal activities and atrocities, he added.*


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