AFP to pursue NPA rebels ‘without reservation’
Now that President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a proclamation declaring the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations, the military said its troops can now pursue the Maoist guerrillas without any restrictions.
“This will certainly ensure that the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) can now fully execute and perform its mandate without reservation and restrictions. Having said that, the AFP’s focused military operations will now become even more precise, simple and effective,” AFP spokesperson Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla said in a statement on Tuesday.
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