Calabarzon Regional Development Council (RDC) and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) officials have approved a joint resolution creating the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.
The officials signed the resolution during their First Peace and Development Summit on Tuesday at the RDC conference hall at the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) IV-A building in Barangay Milagrosa, Calamba, Laguna.
In a press conference, Calabarzon local chief executives, line agency regional directors, military and police top brass said the joint resolution aims to ensure effective and efficient implementation of Executive Order 70 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Remulla said Cavite province is now insurgency-free, sharing his formula that there should not be an isolated area in the fast-growing and densely-populated province, as both national and local government services should reach the grassroots level.
“Kami sa Cavite, dapat walang naaping kapwa at kailangan napaglilingkuran ang mga mamayan (We, in Cavite, ensure no one is oppressed and local government services should be accessible to them),” Remulla told the media.
He also said there is no revolutionary tax or extortion by the New People’s Army (NPA) as they no longer exist in Cavite.
News source: Philippine News Agency