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PTF-ELCAC calls on Negrenses to support peace

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA) -- The Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) called for a press conference and appealed to Negrenses to unite and support the peace efforts of the government.

The recent massacre of the Fausto family in Sitio Kangkiling, Barangay Buenavista in Himamaylan City prompted the PTF-ELCAC chair and Governor of Negros Occidental Eugenio Jose Lacson, Himamaylan City Mayor Rogelio Raymund Tongson, Barangay Buenavista Kagawad Remegio Tuazon, Regional Task Force- ELCAC spokesperson and chair of the Joint Focus Legal Action Team Prosecutor Flosemer Gonzales as well the government security forces to condemn the act and call for justice.

“Such brutality, that threatens to destabilize our province and destroy the peace of our people, has no place in our society,” Lacson said, adding that the guilty must be brought to justice as soon as possible.

Tuazon explained that such an act is discouraging especially to barangay officials like him adding more pressure to them as they face existing problems like reaching their constituents knowing that they have quite a large land area and most parts are on upland terrain.

“We appeal to the City Mayor, the Governor, the officials of the province and the Philippine Army to help us attain our ultimate goal to get justice for what happened to our constituents and that all these will end so we can continue to give improvements and projects to the community,” Tuazon said.

Meanwhile, Gonzales shared that as the military is trying to work for the declaration of Negros Occidental as insurgency free, the CTG will keep on sowing terror and atrocities.

“The people of Negros Occidental do not trust the NPA since they have started cooperating with the military and the police.  There is no more culture of fear.  People started to get the courage and trust in the military and the government. This is a good sign,” Gonzales added. (AAL/EAD/PIA6 Negros Occidental)

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