NPA recruitment continuing

Posted on February 03, 2017

THE Philippine Army reported that it has monitored the continued recruitment activities of the New People’s Army (NPA) in hinterland areas. At the recent Peace and Order Council meeting in Bacolod City, Captain Eduardo Precioso, 303rd Infantry Brigade’s Civil Military Operations officer, said they have recorded 26 non-violent activities of the NPA in the region, including recruitment activities, mostly in northern Negros. Mr. Precioso said they have also monitored the consolidation of armed rebels in various areas, putting the estimated number of armed members in Negros at 203, with 237 firearms in their possession. Priest-turned-rebel Frank Fernandez disputed the numbers. -- The Freeman