PALAYAN CITY –Nueva Ecija’s Provincial Peace and Order Council has declared the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA) as “persona non-grata” in the entire province.
The council headed by Gov. Aurelio M. Umali made the decision during its management committee meeting held at the Sierra Madre Suites here on Monday.
Signing the resolution with Umali were PPOC vice chairman Vice Gov. Emmanuel Antonio M. Umali, and its members.
Umali said the resolution supports the national government’s thrust to end all armed threats in the country and attain inclusive and sustainable peace.
The provincial government is setting into motion the activation of its own Provincial Task Force ELCAC (End Local Communist Armed Conflict), with the support of local government units, the provincial police, the military, and concerned agencies.