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