Barangay officials and residents of Gawahon in Victorias City have joined other local government units in declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army, and its political wing, National Democratic Front, persona non grata in their community.
Lt. Col. Gerard Alvaran, 79th Infantry Battalion commander, said yesterday that the ceremonial signing of a barangay resolution declaring the CPP-NPA-NDF “persona non grata” highlighted the peace advocacy symposium held on Nov. 21 in Brgy. Gawahon, Victorias City.
The signatories of the barangay resolution were led by Gawahon barangay chairman Rogelio Barnuevo.
Ka Joross, a former New People’s Army hitman, who surrendered to the 303rd Infantry Brigade in past years, shared his tragic experiences while fighting against the government, and how he was recruited to the rebel movement.
The activity was also attended by 170 barangay officials and residents of Gawahon, led by Dr. Samson Garson Jr., who represented Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, Capt. Renato Monreal, 64th Special Action Force commanding officer, and Lt. Ephremi Udani of the Victorias City Police Station.
Barnuevo reminded his constituents to help the government in protecting their community against the CPP-NPA, and enjoined them to work with them in ending the local armed communist conflict.
Barangay officials and residents of Canlusong in EB Magalona, that is adjacent to Brgy. Gawahon, also declared the CPP-NPA-NDF persona non grata, during a similar activity attended by Mayor Marvin Malacon and other town officials.
Alvaran said they have been conducting this series of activities to make Negrenses aware of the lies, deception, and propaganda of the CPP-NPA-NDF.*GPB