ANTI-TERRORISM COUNCIL DECLARES CPP, NPA AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

The government’s Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has designated the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the Mew People’s Army (NPA) as terrorists.

In a December 9 resolution, the ATC said it found probable cause that the groups have committed or conspired to commit terrorist acts under Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020.

ISIS, Maute and other Mindanao terrorist groups included in terror list

The Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC) has designated the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and the Islamic State East Asia, Maute Group, Daulah Islamiyah, and other associated groups as “terrorist organizations, associations, and/or groups of persons”.

The two separate resolutions, which were approved on December 9, were signed by ATC chair, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, and the body’s vice chair, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. READ MORE

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