CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – Seven members of the Communist Party of the Philippines –New People’s Army from Tarlac surrendered to the Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) here last Monday.
PRO3 director Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon said the rebels’ surrender was part of the relentless campaign of the Central Luzon police in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order Number 70 to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).
De Leon said the seven rebels surrendered to joint operatives of the Angeles City Intelligence Unit and Regional Intelligence Unit 3. They were former members of the CNT Milisyang Bayan under KLG Front 1, Tarlac PCOM.
He added that PRO3, together with all member agencies of the RTF-ELCAC 3, will continue this whole of sector approach against communist terrorist to achieve peace and national unity which is also in line with nine-point agenda of Police Gen. Camilo Pancratius Cascolan which is the Bayanihan Spirit and the “Community Service Oriented Policing” (CSOP) for stronger partnership and active engagement with communities in ensuring peace and order and to sustain the gains against crime and violence with maximizing police visibility.
Meanwhile, six brand new Toyota Hi-Lux vehicles from the PNP Directorate for Logistics were received by the PRO3 in line with the PNP’s Capability Enhancement.
The blessing and turnover ceremonies were held at the PRO3 Parade Ground here yesterday morning wherein the recipients are Aurora, Bulacan and Tarlac Provincial Police Offices.
De Leon said the procurement of the vehicles is very timely since several pro-active anti- criminality campaigns of PRO3 are very much in effect and round the clock conduct of anti-criminality checkpoints and mobile patrolling are sternly carried out.
“With this additional mobility, more positive accomplishments will be achieved in the coming days and the public can expect the PNP-PRO3 to respond better to incidents. The delivery of our police services will be more effective and efficient from all corners of the region,” he said.