MANILA (DWDD) – Filipinos continue to be alarmed by the continuous recruitment by the terrorist group New People’s Army and their community fronts of youths, in particular student, to join their crumbling force.
Another young life was lost recently when one of the NPA recruit, a University of the Philippines student, was killed an encounter with government troops in Nasugbu, Batangas after they were intercepted while on their way to conduct terrorist activities.
The presence of the terrorist was tipped off by concerned citizens in the area and was later confirmed by intercepting troops who were fired upon by the group while onboard a jeepney and a closed van heading toward Tagaytay City.
The NPAs and their community fronts have been actively recruiting young men and women to join their ranks, initially using them to join mass actions and violent rallies, and later sending them to their mountain/jungle lairs to train as fighters of the Bagong Hukbong Bayan, in the guise of “community immersions”.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has called on the community to help the government stop this recruitment by the NPAs and spare the youth, the future of our land, to be victims of abuse by the Communist Party of the Philippines in their desire to impose their crooked ways. AES/MCAG