Subanen tribe denounces NPA in ancestral domain, supports government’s campaign vs insurgency
- Thursday, August 1, 2019
- By Emmanuel D. Taghoy (ALT/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)
LEON B. POSTIGO, Zamboanga del Norte (PIA) --- The Subanen tribe in Zamboanga Peninsula region expressed their full support to the government’s campaign to end local communist armed conflict in the country.
In a resolution signed during a meeting held at Barangay Titik, Leon Postigo town, IP leaders coming from the different provinces in the region unanimously agreed to denounce the CPP-NPA in their ancestral domain which covers about 48,000 hectares of land.
They also declared the terrorist group persona non grata in their lands.
The Subanen tribe had formed an IP Federation as a show of support to the government’s campaign in the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70, emphasizing a whole-of-nation approach, convergence of various government line agencies in addressing local communist armed conflict.
Barangay Titik of Leon Postigo town has been categorized by the security sector as one of the infiltrated areas by the CPP-NPA.
Meanwhile, government agencies which participated during the IP leaders convergence delivered services to the residents of Barangay Titik through a Serbisyo Caravan.
About 500 IPs benefitted from the distribution of food packs and seedlings, medical check-up, dental services and free haircut, among others made available in coordination with the provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte.