In line with the President’s pronouncement that NPAs are terrorists. Your Armed forces appealed to the NPAs to surrender and be productive citizens in their communities. Your AFP offered them the opportunity to live normal lives, be with their families, enjoy the benefits of becoming productive citizens and reap the fruits of their hard earned labor. Your AFP will help them but NPAs refused and these are the results.
Photo from: Civil Relations Service AFP
Recent tragic and violent incidents all over the country committed by the communist rebels left the President with no other choice but to arrive at this decision; to cancel the peace talks and planned meetings.
The President has taken unprecedented steps and has walked extra miles to bring peace but the Communist Party and its Armed elements did not reciprocate.
Statement of Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza
on Peace Talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF (22 November 2017)
“I think it’s about time. The NPA is (operating) in our country and yet other countries have already declared them as terrorists. Besides, what are they doing? For the longest time, as far as we can remember, they engage in terroristic acts to extort money from industries, businesses in far-flung areas,”
-Senator Panfilo Lacson
Post from Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines
In behalf of MGEN RONNIE S EVANGELISTA AFP, Commander of Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of he Philippines, COL JOSE VICTOR VARGAS JR PAF (GSC), Group Commander of 7th CRG, CRSAFP presented the certificate of appreciation to MR. NOEL LITAN of Australia and New Zealand Association of Employment Providers Incorporated for being donors of relief goods for our soldiers who fought the terrorists to liberate Marawi City and internally displaced people in Mindanao.
This is your AFP’s simple way of showing gratitude for your efforts in supporting our troops and our dear Mindanaons. May you continue to be a blessing to others and to our country. Thank you very much!
Manila Philippines – The Send off ceremony for the 31st ASEAN Summit has formally took place this morning at Quirino Grandstand, Manila.
ASEAN as the platform of the harmonious partnership of the southeast asian nations, outwardly looking, living in peace, stability and prosperity for the continuous dynamic development of asian regions in community caring societies.
Promoting the spirit of equality, through ASEAN, we envision the acceleration of our economic growth, social progress and cultural development.
For the prosperous and peaceful living ASEAN nations we unite!
Tanay, Rizal – The 4th National Youth Leadership Summit was formally opened on 8:00 am, October 24, 2017 at Bakasyunan Resort and Conference Center. The 122 participants and 36 facilitators were welcomed by the Youth for Peace and Development Movement Philippines (YPDMP) President, Mr. John Patrick Y Onggao. The keynote speaker, Col Jose Victor L Vargas Jr PAF (GSC), also the 7th CRG,CRSAFP Group Commander was introduced by the
Col Vargas’ speech focused on 4NYLS’ objectives and theme which was; “Youth Leaders, Working Towards Greater Change”. He emphasized the vital role of the youth in nation building and inspired the youth to not just talk about the change they want but act on it and be their dreams. He also give a glimpse on what will happen on the 4day summit. Moreover, he also expressed support through partnership in developing projects and conducting YLS while your AFP is protecting them at all cost.
Col Vargas to the youth leaders- “As a youth you should not forget this quality, you should not only speak of love for country but you should also take it into action. The second one is being a Responsible Citizen; being responsible is one of the many keys to success. Being responsible may be hard but it would lead you to greater heights, if you can be responsible enough to do the smallest task then you would definitely be responsible enough to complete a bigger task. The two that I have mentioned earlier are the core foundations of the third and last one, which is Peace and Development.”
The YPDMP officers and representatives, soldier facilitators and 7th CRG personnel were the secretariat for this year’s summit. Though there were only a 2 full day facis’ training, each of them contributed skill, cooperation and unity to make the activity to success.