NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - Lt. Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr, Commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command on Friday November 24, 2017 directed the Command's subordinate units to raise security posture and prevent NPAs from conducting atrocities against communities, economic establishments, military posts and personnel after President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signed Proclamation 360 on November 23, 2017.
Proclamation 360 calls for the termination of peace negotiations with the National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army for their continued conduct of atrocities against innocent civilians and entities.
The Communist Party of the Philippines will reciprocate the President’s pronouncement with violent attacks and atrocities.
"We have to be vigilant, intensify our monitoring and be pro-active in order to prevent them from terrorizing communities; their actions in the previous months reflect their character and intent. While our Government exerted its best effort to reach out to their group to end this insurgency through peace agreement, the CPP-NPA-NDF has reciprocated it with treachery, acts of violence and hostilities." Gen Madrigal said.
"While we call on the support of the other stakeholders to report any information about the presence of armed groups in the area, we have to do our best to ensure the safety of our communities and assure them of our commitment to win the peace in collaboration with the different Local Government Units and National Government Agencies.” Gen Madrigal added.