Sunday, 22 April 2018
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PEACE THREAT | NPA Atrocities Hampers Growth of the People of Region 2

Cagayan Valley MapCAMP MELCHOR F DELA CRUZ, Upi, Gamu, Isabela (DWDD) –The series of attacksCommitted by the Communist Terrorists (CTs) in the Provinces of Quirino and Cagayan last week had created negative impressions in the region of Cagayan Valley.

The incident in Amulung, Cagayan last May 4, 2017coincided with  the conduct of the News Conference of the National Statistics Office, Region 2.In the said occasion, NSO Region 2 declared the slow growth of the Region, which is 3.3 percent in 2016, against the 4.1 percent in 2015.The NSO had acknowledged the importance of looking into the security side, although it was not included in the presentation.

MGEN Paul T Atal, D.P.A. AFP, Commander of 5ID, was actually looking at the economic implications of the attacks in the region.“The series of attacks perpetrated by the Communist Terrorist against the people and the PNP personnel of Region 2had adverse effectsto the desired development of the region due to its economic implication”,MGen Atal said.“Their criminal acts had driven away probable investors that could have created jobs and opportunities for the people; jobs and opportunities necessary to uplift the lives of the ordinary people.”,MGen Atal added.

The CTs are claiming that they were working for the advancement of the interest of the people, yet they are continuously hindering the development of the people of Region 2.“I appeal to the people of Region 2 to work hand-in-hand in denouncing these anti-development atrocities of the CTs. Let us encourage themto abandon their armed struggle and help in supporting development of our beloved country. Filipinos fighting each other should stop and instead, for us to prepare for the external threat which is  far a more serious problem. Let us likewise explore ways on how wecould end our differences in peaceful ways at the soonest possible time.”, MGen Atal further stated.

Good day sir. Permission to make statement, sir. Sir, regarding po sa concept the PR natin, ok napo na hinde bangitin to the details, kasi alam napo ng lahat ang mga detalye tungkol sa magkasunod na atake sir, dagdag na mainit pa yung balita, sir. With regards po sa effect sir, naka pasok napo sa statement ni Com5. Na mas gusto po ng mge media friends, kasi gagawin nilang reference, kumpara po sa plain text lang. Regarding naman po sa statement ni Com5 sir, idinagdag ko po yung guidance nya, na palaging isama sa PR kung kaya pa, yung pag himuk sa mga CTs na magsurrender, sir.

Idea ko lang po sir, kapag ipinasok po natin lahat ng details, hinde po magkakasya sa 1 page. Sabi po kasi ng mga media, kapag sumobra sa 1 page ang PR, hinde napo nila pinapansin sir. Mahalaga po sir, yung statement ni Com5 na kahit papaano sir, regional ang concept focus po sa operational side ng issue, rather than tactical side sir.  Salamat po sir. CPT SOMERA, Acting Chief, DPAO. 5DPAO / MCAG

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