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Army vows to sustain insurgency-free status

THE 10TH Infantry (Agila) Division vowed to intensify its internal security operations despite the sustained insurgency-free status of the Davao Region.

This was bared during the Regional Peace and Order Council Region (RPOC) XI meeting in the city on May 15.

During the security briefing presented by 10ID assistant chief of staff for operations, Col Victorino M. Seño, he said they would enhance the existing Integrated Territorial Defense System (ITDS) to prevent the resurgence of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) in the region. 

The division intends to boost and further harmonize existing partnerships with the local government units, government agencies, and stakeholders by continuously adapting effective mechanisms under the whole-of-nation (WON) approach to sustain the peace.

In his message, 10ID commander Major General Jose Eriel M. Niembra said they recorded zero CTG-related violent incidents and activities from October 2022 to the present. 

However, the 10ID monitored some non-government organizations (NGOs) in the isolated barangays attempting to poison the indigenous people, especially in Talaingod, to despise the government.

“We were able to detect the presence in advance. So, as always, we should be watchful and vigilant. Even though we are already insurgency-free and wala nang armado on the ground, but still, the CTG has a recruitment arm that we still have to neutralize,” Niembra added. 

Present during the meeting were RPOC XI chair Mayor Sebastian ‘Baste’ Duterte; RPOC XI vice chair Niembra; Department of Interior and Local Government XI director and RPOC head secretariat, Alex Roldan; RPOC XI vice chair and Police Regional Office XI director Brigadier General Alden Delvo; and other members.


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