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Monday, April 04, 2011

Army exposes infiltration
plan at transport groups

Tagbilaran City, April 1, 2011 (PIA)---MILITANTS are infiltrating transport groups in the province to organize mass movements here, military sources said.

At the recent peace and order and internal security briefing during the Provincial Peace and Order Council meeting at the Bohol Tropics Resort, Army Lieutenant Colonel Romeo Brawner bared this based on their gathered reports.

The revelation Brawner gave was a few days prior to the 42nd anniversary of the New People’s Army, March 29.

For the anniversary, he said that they had unconfirmed reports that the Komiteng Rehiyon Sentral-Bisayas of the NPA will hold their anniversary activities either in Bohol or Negros Oriental.

The militants, another military source said are known members of the Bohol White Area Committee (BWAC) whom Brawner’s report also alludes are members of the Communist Party of the Philippines/ New People’s Army/ National Democratic Front.   

The BWAC, which operates as an organizing committee for District White Area Committee (DWAC) is considered an internal threat.

According to the special forces commanding officer in his previous briefing and presentation, BWAC is intensifying its recovery works in order to establish mass bases in preparation for the revival of the armed struggle.

The same is also done, Brawner said to facilitate the entry of armed groups who fled to Negros Oriental back into the province.

These mass bases will serve as lines of communications or ratlines of the NPA during movements from one place to another, Brawner shared.  

In Bohol, the BWAC is composed of 37 fulltime party members and 9 part time party members who are assigned specific tasks including human rights, education, health, finance, union, intelligence, property and internal security, the same military sources said.   

With the BWAC’s efforts to organize white area committees blown and the military countering them with pulong-pulongs and school visitation and fora as well as mass base visitations, the shift to infiltrating the transport sector can be logical, the other army source said.    

Apparently finding a ripe issue to instigate unrest, the militant workers in the white areas are now into instigating groups to project and propagandize.

The army colonel also pointed out that with the March 29 anniversary passing without incident here, it is clear that the CPP/NPA/NDF is now more of an economic threat that security threat. (racPIABohol)

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