NTF-ELCAC official dismayed by NPA terrorists’ acquittal in the Inopacan massacre

Despite the acquittal of 15 of 40 communist leaders and members, Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., vice-chairperson of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) said on Sunday that the Inopacan massacre victims’ fate remains in the hands of Jose Maria Sison and his co-defendants. The decision of the Manila Regional Trial… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC official dismayed by NPA terrorists’ acquittal in the Inopacan massacre

Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

The resounding pleas of local officials to reinstate the P28.1-billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has gained ground, as it continues to change the perceptions of many legislators especially those in the 2022 Congressional Bicameral Conference Committee (bicam). Before the 2022 Bicam, Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator… Continue reading Legislators back higher NTF-ELCAC 2022 budget

PH making every attempt to take diplomatic action vs unlawful activities in WPS — Esperon

CSIS / AMTI via Maxar Technologies

During his visit to the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) Mimaropa in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Thursday, November 4, 2021, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said that the country is making every effort to take diplomatic action against illegal operations and other forms of invasions in the West Philippine… Continue reading PH making every attempt to take diplomatic action vs unlawful activities in WPS — Esperon

Political will needed to fight communist terrorists — Esperon

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. emphasized on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, that political will is required to combat communist terrorists, the Philippines’ biggest political threat. Esperon, who is also the vice chair of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), made the statement after the Senate cut the task force’s… Continue reading Political will needed to fight communist terrorists — Esperon

NTF-ELCAC’s Barangay Development Program assisted 8 barangays in Palawan

Presidential Photo

The National Security Adviser and National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) vice chairperson Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said that the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the said task force is assisting eight barangays in Palawan. “Sa taon pong ito walong barangay sa lalawigan ng Palawan ang nagpapatupad ng mga BDP projects. Sa… Continue reading NTF-ELCAC’s Barangay Development Program assisted 8 barangays in Palawan

Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon

A few days after the pronouncement of Sec. Hermogenes C. Esperon, NTF-ELCAC Vice-Chairperson, that the NPAs are tired of fighting, 11 NPA rebels from Northern and Central Luzon return to government fold along with eight firearms. Eight of the rebel surrenders yielded to government troops on July 31, 2021 at Barangay Disulap, San Mariano, Isabela… Continue reading Exhaustion cause influx of NPA surrenders in Northern Luzon