MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has resolved the root causes of the communist armed conflict in the country.“With the creation of the National Task Force to End [Local] Communist… Read More
MANILA – Multi-sectoral groups on Monday cited the benefits of the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and hoped that the succeeding administration will have the same strong political will to fight terrorism.The NTF-ELCAC made easier and more… Read More
MANILA – Surrender, give up your weapons, and the government will support you.President Rodrigo Duterte made the offer anew to New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, assuring them of free housing, financial and food assistance, in a speech delivered during the launch and oath-taking ceremony of… Read More
MANILA – Instead of parroting the lines of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) chief Jose Maria Sison, Kabataan party-list Rep. Sarah Elago must exhort the New People’s Army (NPA) to lay down their arms and take the path of peace.This was the challenge posed by Metro Manila… Read More
MANILA – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) is created to stop more than 52 years of atrocities committed by the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and the recruitment of minors by its allied legal… Read More
MANILA – Anti-communist groups on Thursday slammed anew on the continuous coddling of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Maria “Joma” Sison and his colleagues by the Netherlands government.Members of Liga Independencia Pilipinas, League of Parents of the Philippines,… Read More
The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) stands on solid ground when it identifies members of the Makabayan bloc as fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), a task force official said on Sunday.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary and NTF-ELCAC spokesperson Lorraine Marie Badoy insisted that the task force is only doing its job after Bayan Muna Representative and House Deputy Minority Leader Carlos Zarate said the Makabayan bloc is exploring legal processes to take actions against the task force for retagging them as a front organization of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
“It’s an old story they use, these high-ranking party members of the CPP-NPA-NDF, and we’re so used to it. By now the Filipino people know when they open their mouths, it’s the same old thing…We do stand on solid ground when we say these things,” Badoy said in an interview over One News.
She said identifying the Makabayan bloc as a communist front organization is not her personal opinion, but the “official stand” of the NTF-ELCAC.
“What I say when I say that, it’s not a personal opinion. It’s the official stand of the NTF-ELCAC which is headed by the President, which is an inter-government agency, which means that we stand on a mountain of evidence when we say something like that,” she said. Read More
MANILA – Taking care of former rebels’ mental health is essential in their reintegration into mainstream society, a defense official said.”Aside from deradicalization, psychosocial assistance is also integral for our former rebels to be able to start their lives anew. We want them to also live… Read More
MANILA – The National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC), with its whole-of-nation approach, is so far the most potent strategy being utilized by the Duterte administration in defeating the more than 50-year insurgency problem created by communist terrorists.”End… Read More
Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy said 113 of former NPA-affected areas in the province are now free from insurgency while 862 former rebels are now successfully reintegrated into the mainstream society.
“From 11 guerilla units operating in Davao de Oro in 2016, we are now down to two weakened guerilla fronts,” he said.
Governor Uy said defunding the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF ELCAC) runs the risk of interrupting our development projects and derailing the momentum that the province has already started.
“It is our humble plea to our legislators not to defund NTF-ELCAC in support of our local government units’ move to continue achieving peace through ways of peace,” Uy said in a statement.
Uy, who is also chairperson of the Regional Development Council for Southern Mindanao, said NTF-ELCAC funded development projects through its Barangay Development Program (BDP), to address the needs of former conflict-affected areas.READ MORE