Troops in Northern Philippines ordered to intensify efforts in ending communist rebellion

Northern Luzon Command Commander Lt. Gen. Ernesto Torres Jr. ordered all commanders and soldiers in Northern Luzon to double their operational momentum and intensify efforts to completely decimate the remnants of the CPP-NPA in the northern provinces.

“President Duterte gave us the marching order to finish the local communist armed conflict by the end of his term this June 2022. Let’s continue to press on our campaign to eliminate the remaining communist terrorists,” Torres, who visited the headquarters of Joint Task Force (JTF) Kaugnay and Joint Task Group (JTG) Agila in Nueva Ecija Thursday.

“Let’s continue to engage and work with different agencies under the Task Forces on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF ELCAC) and our stakeholders in our area of operations to ensure that we are able to address the issues in local communities that Communist terrorist groups use to exploit as part of their manipulative ploys to deceive the people,“ the NolCom chief added as he emphasized the importance of the military’s Community Support Programs (CSPs) as “a progressive and sustainable campaign that would address the root causes of internal conflict.”

Torres stresssed, “the military will ensure that all Communist terrorists who return to the fold of the law will be given a chance to be reintegrated to mainstream society through the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP).”



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