residents in San Jose de Buan, Samar to flee from their homes
DPAO, 8ID PA
March 22, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The CPP-NPA Terrorists (CNTs) should be blamed for
orchestrating the mass evacuation of more or less 164 households
from Brgys. Hagbay and San Nicolas both of San Jose de Buan Samar.
The mass evacuation
transpired after the CPP-NPA Terrorists harassed the Community
Support Program (CSP) Team of 87th Infantry Battalion at Brgy. Can-aponte,
San Jose de Buan, Samar last March 17, 2019. The CSP Team was at
said barangay to facilitate the delivery of basic services of the
government in remote areas to address the need of the community, and
help improve the living condition of the residents.
It is the same strategy
being employed by the CNTs at Brgy. Bay-ang, San Jorge, Samar, which
is to create a chaotic situation within the community and blame the
AFP for the mess. Afterwards, these terrorists will demand that the
AFP troops should pull out from the said community.
In his statement, Maj.
Gen. Raul M. Farnacio, Commander, Joint Task Force “STORM” said that
“the main reason behind this dirty tactics being used by the
terrorists is to discredit the peace and development efforts of the
CSP Team in helping conflict affected communities to progress and
Maj. Gen. Farnacio is
asking the CNTs not to resort to violence but instead lay down their
arms, avail of the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program
(E-CLIP) being offered by the government, go back to the mainstream
of our society, and live a normal and progressive lives.