ILOILO CITY, April 19 (PIA) -- Some 19 members of the different allied groups of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) from Sitio Sooc, Barangay Navais, Mandurriao in Iloilo City recently took their oath of allegiance to the government.
The 19 individuals were members and officers of Katilingban Sang Imol Sa Syudad Organisadong Grupo (KAISOG) headed by Evelyn Pinuela, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) headed by Alex Pinuela, Anak-Bayan Francis Pinuela, and transport group led by Evan Pinuela.
The Oath of Allegiance is one of the highlights of the multi-sectoral meeting facilitated by the Community Support Program (CSP) Team of the 33rd Civil-Military Operation Company, 301st Brigade Civil Military Operations Officer Capt. Hazel Joy Durotan said.
Durotan added that the activity was done in collaboration with the Iloilo City Police Office headed by Police Major Glen T. Jaromay, Officer-in-Charge of Police Community Affairs and Development Unit, together with PMaj. Edfel Balibadlan, Chief of Iloilo City Mobile Force Company; Sambayanan Metro-Iloilo headed by Ka Wennie Doblezo, and Navais Barangay Council headed by Punong Barangay Jj Jhanneigh Mercado.
Brigadier General Marion Sison, the 301st Infantry Brigade commander, lauded the former allies of the CPP-NPA for embracing the right path towards peace.
"We are glad that they now have realized that genuine peace and progress can only be achieved through unity. The government cannot solve the problems alone, but with the people and the community on our side, nothing is impossible," Sison said.(PIA6/CMO-301Bde/Philippine Army)