14 private armed groups sa BARMM, Region 12 binuwag ng NTF

14 private armed groups sa BARMM, Region 12 binuwag ng NTF

December 13, 2021 @ 8:40 AM 10 months ago

MANILA, Philippines – Binuwag National Task Force for the Disbandment of Private Armed Groups ang 14 na grupo na nag-o-operate sa Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at Region 12.

Sa isang kalatas, sinabi ng Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process na nalampasan ng NTS-DPAGs ang initial target nito na limang private armed groups ngayong taon.

Sinabi ni Interior Secretary, Eduardo Año, NTF-DPAGs chairman, ang kahanga-hangang operasyon na ito ay dahil sa whole-of-government, whole-of-nation approach na in-adopt ng task force sa pakikipaglaban sa PAGs.

“By synergizing as one government, we were able to exceed our normalization target for 2021… Trust that the Department of the Interior and Local Government is fully on board in this whole-of-nation battle to dismantle PAGs not just in the south, but also in the rest of the archipelago,” ayon kay Año.

Binigyang diin naman ni Presidential Peace Adviser at NTF-DPAGs special adviser Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. ang pangangailangan na paigtingin ng grupo ang operasyon nito lalo pa’t ang tensyon na may kaugnayan sa nalalapit na May 2022 elections ay magsisimulang ikasa sa komunidad.

“What is crucial at this point is to sustain the gains we have achieved over the past year and disband the three remaining PAGs we have identified. We cannot allow these lawless groups to sow fear, mistrust, and violence among our people. The NTF-DPAGs must therefore be more vigilant and ensure that next year’s political exercise will be safe, peaceful, and orderly,” ani Galvez.

“The government’s program on the disbandment of PAGs is being carried out through the security component of the normalization track under the comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro signed between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2014,” aniya pa rin. Kris Jose