Duterte maps out security plans against Reds 

By: Ador Vincent Mayol November 01,2018 - 08:29 PM


President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday convened the Executive Committee of the National Security Council at the Ebuen Airbase in Lapu-Lapu City and discussed issues and concerns that affect national security. 

In a press statement, Presidential Spokesperson and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said among the matters discussed were the recent anarchical activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National Democratic Front (NDF). 

“The President was unwavering with regard to the issue as a result of the communist group’s efforts in infiltrating and overthrowing the government,” he said. 

President Duterte ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue the proscription case against the CPP/NPA/NDF as a “terrorist organization.” 

“The Chief Executive likewise announced the creation of the National Task Force in order to address the armed conflict occasioned by the local communists,” he said. 

“The President is very much involved in various matters concerning our country but considers national security as one of the most vital concerns that must always be overseen by the government,” he added.

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