The communists are fast losing ground as 1,546 local government units (LGUs) nationwide have declared members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as persona non grata .
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said on Friday that the 1,546 LGUs — which were made up of 64 provinces, 110 cities and 1,372 municipalities — have passed their own resolutions declaring CPP-NPA-NDF members as persona non grata.
“Much like the battle against the Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, we need to finally end this very old problem using a whole-of-nation approach, and the support from our LGUs gives us great assurance that we are not alone in this war against these atheists, Maoists terrorists,” Año said.
“The DILG is looking forward to seeing more LGUs join us in this fight against communist terrorism. We cannot allow these groups to continue killing people, the time has come to finally put an end to their wicked ways,” he added.
With 1,715 LGUs nationwide, the remaining 169 LGUs, Año said, are in “various stages of deliberation in their respective provincial, city, and municipal councils.” SOVEREIGNPH