AFP on alert vs. attacks as NPA marks 49th anniversary

The Armed Forced of the Philippines (AFP) is now intensifying efforts to thwart possible attacks and atrocities by the New People’s Army (NPA) in line with the latter’s 49th anniversary on March 29.

“The AFP is intensfying efforts to thwart possible attacks and atrocities by the NPA in line with their upcoming anniversary on March 29, 2018. The occasion is usually marked by their attacks against our people and vulnerable communities,” AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bievenido Datuin said Tuesday.

Hostilities include raids, ambuscades, and sabotage against government troops, on public establishments and vital installations that severely affected innocent civilians.

“These attacks against our people are terroristic in nature and clear reflection of their true color as a criminal and terrorist organization,” Datuin pointed out.

To deter such pointless violence, the AFP spokesperson said all military units would continue to be on a proactive stance against all threats of violence and would exert every effort to preserve the peace in every locality.

“The fight against terrorism and the preservation of peace is a shared responsibility of everyone,” Datuin stressed. PNA