Ba­colod Coun­cil urged to de­clare CPP-NPA as persona non grata

Sun Star Bacolod - - Front Page - BY MERLINDA A. PEDROSA

THE Ba­colod City Peace and Or­der Coun­cil (CPOC) passed a res­o­lu­tion rec­om­mend­ing to the City Coun­cil to de­clare the Com­mu­nist Party of the Philip­pines and New Peo­ple’s Army (CPP-NPA) as persona non grata.

Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­maliaran, who presided the CPOC meet­ing last week, said yes­ter­day the move was re­quested by the Ba­colod City Po­lice Of­fice (BCPO) and the Depart­ment of the In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (Dilg)ba­colod.

He said the ap­proved res­o­lu­tion will be for­warded to the City Coun­cil and it’s up to the City Coun­cil if they will ap­prove it or not.

“This will be re­ferred to the com­mit­tee on po­lice

mat­ters on our next reg­u­lar ses­sion and it will de­pend on the de­lib­er­a­tion of the City Coun­cil,” he added.

In May, BCPO direc­tor Po­lice Colonel Henry Bi­nas also asked the City Coun­cil to de­clare the CPP-NPA a persona non grata.

Bi­nas ear­lier some lo­cal gov­ern­ment units in the ar­eas of Lu­zon, Visayas and Min­danao al­ready de­clared the CPP/NPA as persona non grata.

He said the dec­la­ra­tion was made cit­ing the con­tin­ued acts of vi­o­lence, ter­ror­ism, vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism and other forms of law­less­ness, op­pres­sion, and ha­rass­ment of the com­mu­nist in­sur­gents to the peo­ple.

“Said acts are man­i­fes­ta­tion that the com­mu­nist in­sur­gents only bring extreme poverty and misery to the peo­ple,” he added.*


BA­COLOD City Vice Mayor El Cid Fa­mil­iaran pre­sides the City Peace and Or­der Coun­cil (CPOC) meet­ing with Depart­ment of the In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Unit (DILG) head Marideth Ma­dayag and other lo­cal gov­ern­ment agen­cies at the Ba­colod Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter last week.

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