Army Units and NCA-10 Conducts Information Awareness Campaign
Re; CPP-NPA Terrorist Campus Infiltration

Maramag, Bukidnon – Central Mindanao University, Administrative Council, Faculty Members, Students, and university security forces headed by Dr. Jesus Antonio G. Derije attend the Information Awareness Campaign Re; CPP-NPA Terrorist Campus Infiltration at CMU Convention Center, University Town, Musuan, Dologon, Maramag Bukidnon on 06 April 2021.

The information awareness campaign Re; CPP-NPA Terrorist Campus Infiltration is a collaboration of the different military units, namely, 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade, 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion, 10th Regional Community Defense Group, and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency region 10. Through this information awareness campaign, the Administrative Council, Faculty Members, Students, and university security forces are informed about the CPP-NPA Terrorist in continuously infiltrating university campuses targeting the youth/students to fill in their ranks and serve as future cadre and red fighters.

Manuel Orduña, regional director of NICA-10, discusses the importance of EO-70, institutionalizing the whole-of-nation approach and the significant role of the different government agencies in ending local communist armed conflict. Further, the Deputy Regional Director of NICA-10, Virginita J. Zamora provides situational awareness; on “Why Does the Communist Terrorist Group Target the Youth and Students?”.

Meanwhile, Ka Walter, former rebel on his life testimony shared his disappointment of how he is being deceived and being recruited by the CPP-NPA Terrorist and destroyed his dreams; further, he warned the students not to be deceived like him. “Ubos raman ang akong pangandoy, ang makahuman sa akong pagskwela ug mahaw-as sa kalisod sa kinabuhi, busa sa dihang miduol sa ako ang mga teroristang NPA ug mipasalig nga paeskwelahon ko nila, deretso rapud ako miuban ug nagsalig sa ila ”. Ka Walter added.

Dr. Jesus Antonio G. Derije, university president, delivered his peace message. In his statement, he discussed that the university is willing to open opportunities for the former rebels and their children in providing quality education if they wanted; he also added that the CMU is open for partnership and entering to memorandum agreement between AFP. Central Mindanao University is a good partner of the AFP in ending local communist armed conflict, Dr. Derije said.

Ltc Christian James P Vingno, Commanding Officer of 88th Infantry “Maringal” Battalion, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Central Mindanao University for their continuous support to all the programs of this unit and for being a good partner in ending local communist armed conflict. “Military solution is not enough to fight terrorism; what we need is the whole-of-nation approach in attaining durable peace and sustainable, inclusive development. Vingno added.

Bgen Ferdinand T Barandon, 403rd Brigade Commander, expressed his gratitude to the warm acceptance of the Administrative Council, Faculty Members, Students, and university security forces of Central Mindanao University. He said that the information awareness campaign is part of the effort to counter the attempts of the CPP-NPA terrorist to lure the youth. Let us all work together to save our youth, and stop the CNTs recruitment in the school campuses targeting the students. The AFP and all of the other government agencies are responding to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order Nr. 70 the whole-of-nation approach to end the local communist armed conflict. Barandon said.

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