them to concerned unit or official of the DILG for appropriate and prompt actions.
DILG has set up Bantay Korapsyon Program, a unit tasked to monitor, handle and prosecute corrupt LGU officials and personnel. AFP, expert in field of intelligence operations could help this program achieve successes. In this way, AFP help enforce and enhance good governance.
But to drag DILG in its anti-insurgency campaign is like turning DILG as an institutional support unit of AFP. It is also putting the lives of DILG field personnel especially the MLGOOS at risk of retaliatory actions from the armed insurgents.
To persuade LGUS also to come up with resolution declaring CPP-NPA-NDF as persona non grata is as the same as pushing them to become anti-insurgency institution. It’s wrong and won’t bring good results.
DILG’S flagship program is to make LGUS as instruments of good governance, because that is one of the best means to lessen the conditions that breed and fuel insurgency and dissent. This alone is already a great task. Why involve in antiinsurgency operations?
LGUS mandate and task is to become the face of a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. It is not their task to engage in intelligence and psywar operations. It’s bad governance.
E.O. 70 calling for ending local communist armed conflict by involving DILG and other national line agencies in a national task force lead by the President and national security people is a poor strategy. It should be amended, or corrected.
Believe me guys, when good governance flourishes, insurgency diminishes.*