Bo­hol gov­er­nor ral­lies LGUs against ter­ror­ism

Manila Bulletin - - Visayas News -

TAGBILARAN CITY – Bo­hol Gov. Edgar Chatto urged lo­cal gov­ern­ment units in the province to be more vig­i­lant against ter­ror­ism fol­low­ing Tues­day’s clash be­tween gov­ern­ment forces and the New Peo­ple’s Army (NPA).

Chatto un­der­scored the im­por­tance of in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the com­mu­ni­ties in help­ing se­cu­rity forces bat­tle ter­ror groups such as the NPA.

A state­ment re­leased on Thurs­day by the Ef­fec­tive De­vel­op­men­tal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Unit (Ed­com) of the pro­vin­cial capi­tol said the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the peo­ple can be vi­tal in track­ing the guer­ril­las in­volved in the skir­mish.

The in­te­rior towns of Bi­lar, Bat­uan, Sevilla, and Balil­i­han’s Hanopol area are po­ten­tial exit points for the rebels who are now on the run.

Chatto chal­lenged Bo­holanos to re­main united in the face of an­other prob­lem re­gard­ing the peace and or­der sit­u­a­tion in the province.

"There is no need to be alarmed be­cause this is a small group, but let us all be more vig­i­lant to keep the peace and se­cu­rity we al­ready en­joy," Chatto said in a state­ment. (Dave Al­barado)

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