Anti-communist groups hold peace rallies in Zamboanga Peninsula simultaneously 

By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL 

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY: The members of the National Freedom for Peace Movement (NAFPEM), SAMBAYANAN in Zamboanga del Sur, and the National Alliance for Democracy (NAD) in Zamboanga Sibugay Province conducted a simultaneous Peace Rally on Friday afternoon, March 25.

NAFPEM members together with the 4th Area Cadre Team initiated a Peace Rally/Motorcade in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur to counter and dishonor the 53rd Founding Anniversary of the New People’s Army (NPA). 

Also, the NAD chaired by Jommy Montealto conducted a Condemnation Rally/Motorcade in Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay Province at the same time and day. 

The activity started with a short program followed by the burning of NPA flags and placards to show the participants’ displeasure to the communist terrorist group. More or less 200 members including personnel from the Buug Bureau of Fire, Buug Municipal Police Station, and Buug Sure FM participated in the activity. 

Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, commander of Joint Task Force ZamPeLan said the eagerness of the different sectors to join in the peace rally exemplifies their unity for peace. “We gather to denounce the treacherous acts of violence of the communist terrorist group in our area of operation,” Maj. Gen. Ponio further stated. 

Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario, Jr., commander  of Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) said the military supports the call for peace by sustaining its combat and non-combat operations. 

“We assure that our anti-insurgency campaign is bolstered to prevent the communist terrorists from settling in our lands and poisoning the minds of the vulnerable groups of society,” the WestMinCom Commander stressed. (JIJ)

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