15 communist sympathizers in Iloilo City pledge allegiance to gov’t

Published May 2, 2021, 11:21 AM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY —  Fifteen communist sympathizers in this city have pledged to support the government.  

TURNING ON A NEW LEAF — A total of 15 former communist sympathizers pledge allegiance to the government in a ceremony in Iloilo City.  (Photo courtesy of 301st IB)

They took their oath and denounced support to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing of New People’s Army (NPA) in a ceremony in Molo district.

They were mostly working in the transportation sector and had membership with the Padrias Parian Drivers Association (PPDA) and Comfuda Companya Fundidor Drivers Association (CCFDA) Transport.

According to the military, the PPDA and CCFDA are under the left-wing Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytor Nationwide (PISTON).

Their oath of allegiance is part of the Multi-Sectoral Meeting facilitated by the Community Support Program (CSP) Team of the 33rd Civil-Military Operation Company headed by Capt. Ivy Arcangeles.

It was done in collaboration with the Iloilo City Police Office Community Relations, the Sambayanan Metro Iloilo Chapter, and the South Fundidor Barangay Council.

The 301st Infantry Brigade (301st IB) welcomed this development.

“You are now an inspiration to the remaining CPP-NPA allies,” said Brig. Gen.Marion Sison, 301st IB commander, in a statement.