- Malacañang warned the public of possible NPA attacks
- Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella urged the public to be vigilant
- The CPP said the NPA will continue its tactical offensives against government forces because President Duterte failed to fulfill his promises of change
Malacañang Palace warned of possible New People’s Army (NPA) attacks in Mindanao and other parts of the country.
As per a Sun Star story dated June 230, 2017, Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella disclosed that the government received information regarding the communist rebels’ planned attacks on people-oriented programs and infrastructure projects.
“We wish to forewarn the public of reported planned attacks of the NPA on people-oriented programs and infrastructure projects. And we request the citizenry of Mindanao and everyone else in the country to be on the alert and on the lookout,” Abella told a press conference in Davao City.
Abella urged the public to be alert and report suspicious persons in their locality.
“We also appeal to everyone to share information with authorities on suspicious persons and activities in their communities. If we work together, we can prevent these extortion-related activities,” he said.
On Friday, June 30, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for failing to fulfill his promises of change. Because of the President’s unfilled promises, the CPP said its armed wing, the NPA, will not stop its tactical against the government forces.