Army Steps Up Info Drive Vs. CPP-NPA Recruitment Efforts

Army Steps Up Info Drive Vs. CPP-NPA Recruitment Efforts

Spotlight

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

The Philippine Army’s 69th Infantry Battalion (69IB) is stepping up its information and education campaign to counter the recruitment efforts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA), particularly among students.

1st Lieutenant Lawrence Mark P. Agbayani, commanding officer of 69IB’s Bravo Company, said on Wednesday that they have conducted a series of awareness campaigns such as campus peace forums in almost half of the schools in their area of jurisdiction.

“We will continue to conduct such activities until all parents and teachers are aware of the deceptive propaganda of the CPP-NPA,” Agbayani said.

The 69IB covers twelve municipalities and two cities in Nueva Ecija and one municipality in Aurora province.

These are Aliaga, Cuyapo, Guimba, Licab, Nampicuan, Quezon, Santo Domingo, Talavera, Zaragoza, Sta. Rosa, Laur, Gabaldon, Cabanatuan City and Palayan City, all in Nueva Ecija and Dingalan town in Aurora.

Agbayani said the forum becomes an eye-opener for parents and teachers about the deceptive propaganda of the CPP-NPA.

Among the topics discussed during the campus forum, he said, were national security threats, campus infiltration of the CPP-NPA, exploitation of the youth sector, preventive measures, CPP-NPA atrocities and the AFP recruitment process, including the unauthorized wearing of uniforms or insignia of military or police.

Lieutenant Colonel Arcadio S. Posada, commanding officer of the 69IB, earlier said that they will continue to conduct information drives to prevent exploitation of the youth by the CPP-NPA.

“Otherwise, we will be remiss of our duty as protector of the people and the state,” he said.

Major General Lenard T. Agustin, commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, likewise said that the first step in getting the people to support the thrust of the Philippine Army, in line with the government’s objective of ending insurgency, is to make them understand how manipulative, deceptive and dangerous the CPP-NPA is.

“We have to intensify our campaign against these local terrorists and broaden the understanding of our people on just how detrimental they are to communities, and to the youth, in particular. We must all work together to stop them. What the 69IB and all of the other 7ID units are doing now is responsive to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the “whole-of-nation approach” to end the local communist armed conflict,” Agustin said.

He thanked the parents and teachers for their support to their campaign as he called on all the local government units (LGUs) to do the same.

“With our concerted efforts, we will succeed in ending the insurgency,” Agustin said. (PNA)

SMC Completes Skyway 3 Ahead Of Schedule

Completing its construction weeks ahead, travelers can now enjoy trimmed down travel time as the Skyway 3 project linking Southern and Northern Luzon seamlessly has been officially completed.

When To Catch The Orionid Meteor Shower

Planning for your stargazing date? Get ready this October 20th!

Lisa Manoban Is The New Face Of MAC Cosmetics

Lisa out here looking pretty savage!

“Food By Metro” Goes Live

Yum! Check out your newest go-to resource for everything food on Metro.Style!

La Union Farmers Get P7-M Farm Machineries

The Department of Agrarian Reform has turned over different machineries to agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations in La Union.

Pasay’s SAP Recipients To Get Aid Starting Oct. 21

Qualified beneficiaries of the government's second tranche of SAP in Pasay City are set to receive financial assistance starting October 21, 2020.

Andanar: 2021 Budget To Focus On Communicating Recovery From Pandemic

ANDANAR: “The PCOO’s budget for 2021 amounts to about PHP1.59 billion, which we will use to communicate to the people, as we recover as a nation, with the Duterte administration laying out the path for resilience and sustainability.”

Pandemic Parenting: Education In The New Normal

With the newly introduced distance learning, these parents remain resilient in facing the challenges brought about by it.

DOH Cites Ways To Avoid ‘Quarantine Fatigue’

Fed up with the cabin fever? Here are some ways on how you can cope with it:

Gov’t Work Suspended In Maguindanao Town Due To Floods

Work at the municipal hall of Pagalungan in Maguindanao was suspended on Thursday as the town’s government center remains submerged in floodwaters.