CORDILLERANS have gone on full force to express their indignation over the presence of New People’s Army rebels who continue to use the region as their ‘mobility corridor,’ officials told the Journal Group yesterday.
Cordillera Police Regional Office director, Brigadier General Ronald O. Lee said the indignation rallies across the region was participated in by barangay officials, members of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo, the youth sector and other stakeholders.
The official said a total of 94 indignation rallies were held in different provinces of Cordillera a day after Christmas.
He added that a total of 74 vigils or candle lighting activities were conducted for victims of NPA atrocities in the region wherein 32 local chief executives and 27 indigenous people or IP leaders condemned the armed guerrilla movement.
The day also saw 34 former NPA top leaders, member and cadres giving testimonies on their ill experiences when they were still active in the rebel movement.
The simultaneous indignation rallies were held as the Communist Party of the Philippines marked its 53rdfounding anniversary.