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New EastMinCom commander prioritizes peace and reconciliation with remaining NPA

THE NEW commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) is committed to maintaining peace and security in the region while focusing on conflict resolution and reconciliation with remaining New People’s Army (NPA) members.

During a media briefing, EastMinCom spokesperson Major Salvacion Evangelista emphasized Maj. Gen. Luis Rex Bergante’s dedication to fostering genuine transformation among those still engaged in armed struggle. “We are asking our fellow countrymen to return to the folds of the law,” she stated.

While acknowledging the successes of past military operations in weakening the NPA, the new leadership aims to build on these achievements by prioritizing peaceful solutions and creating an environment conducive to development in the region.

“As the new commander of EastMinCom, one of his campaigns is for our fellow countrymen who are still in the armed struggle. We are now focusing on conflict resolution and genuine transformation),” Evangelista said.

She urged remaining NPA members to lay down their arms and return to mainstream society, assuring them of support and reintegration programs.

The EastMinCom remains vigilant in maintaining security and stability in the region, but its focus has shifted to fostering lasting peace through dialogue and reconciliation.



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