A barangay in Maco, Davao de Oro has declared the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) as persona non grata.
Through Barangay Council Resolution No. 10, series of 2019, the residents of Barangay Manipongol have expressed their desire to ban the communist group in the area.
This was first in Davao de Oro, according to the Public Information Office (PIO) of Army’s 10 Infantry Division.
Manipongol, located around 15 kilometers from the Poblacion, was a known stronghold of various armed groups since 1970s.
Quoting Barangay Captain Vicente Ibasitas, the PIO said to sustain peace and order in the village, the more than 270 households or around 2,000 residents would help each other to chide off lawless elements disturbing the area, especially the CPP-NPA-NDF.