Anti-NPA group stages indignation rally vs CPP-NPA
THE NATIONAL Alliance for Democracy (NAD), an anti-communist group advocating nationalism and democracy on Thursday marched on the streets here to denounce all forms of violence, terrorism, and atrocities committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
At 9 a.m., the protesters assembled in front of City Hall, then marched down to major streets bringing with them their placards and shouting “Mabuhay ang Demokrasya, Mabuhay ang Kalinaw” (Long live democracy, long live peace!) and proceeded to wharf area where they held a short program.
Roel Dago-oc, Secretary General of NAD urged the public to strongly support Executive Order No. 70 of President Rodrigo Duterte which seeks for the creation of National-Task Force To End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) saying that the president’s program is the only solution to address the root causes of insurgency in the country.
Dago-oc said the NAD is doing their indignation rally every December 26 of the year, to raise the level of awareness of the public on the bloody and evil deeds of the NPA.
“We counter the black propaganda of the revolutionary movement so that the Lumads and youths will not be victimized again. We also vowed to conduct more anti-communist rallies,” he added.
Meanwhile, Aka Jack, a former political officer of CPP-NPA for 20 years said the Filipino people should condemn the 50 years of killings by the communist group which, he said, have affected the country’s socio-economic growth.
The protesters burned the NPA flags and the effigies of (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison, former Bayan Muna party-list representatives Satur Ocampo and Teddy Casino, to signify their condemnation of violence committed by the New People’s Army (NPA) in time for the celebration of its 51th anniversary of the revolutionary movement.
The rally was spearheaded by the Pagadian City Philippine National Police. (By Gideon C. Corgue)
“Liboan nga mga sundalo, pulis ug inosenteng civilians ang namatay tungod sa harassment, ambush, ug pagpamatay nga gihimo sa CPP-NPA. Kini nga mga butang wala nakahatag kaayuhan sa katawhang Pilipino,” Aka Jack announced.
(Thousands of soldiers, police and innocent civilians died due to harassment, ambush, liquidation and killing committed by the CPP-NPA which does not give any good to the Filipino people.)
“I am appealing to the CPP-NPA members in the mountains to go down and surrender to the government because President Rodrigo Duterte faithfully implemented his Executive Order No. 70 that gives benefits to rebels who will give up their arms and return to our society, he concluded.