Police, Army on alert for CPP’s 52nd anniversary

By Paulo DS. Papa


NAGA CITY--- The Camarines Sur Police Provincial Office (CSPPO) has implemented full alert status in preparation for any possible attacks that maybe committed by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in time for the celebration of the 52nd anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Dec. 26.


In an interview, Col. Roderico Roy Jr., CSPPO chief, said that he has ordered all police stations in Camarines Sur on red alert status in anticipation of possible attacks or ambuscades to be perpetrated by rebels to mark the anniversary of the communist movement in the country.


He said he also ordered the establishments of checkpoints in strategic areas.


Based on past experiences, NPA rebels usually attack police stations and army detachments, especially those in far-flung areas or they ambush government security forces to celebrate the founding anniversary of the CPP.


He said the government is encouraging rebels to surrender and live normal lives through the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program.


Under this program, rebel returnees are given assistance such as livelihood, housing, education, and others.


“The P70,000 cash granted to former rebels who surrender their firearms is already doubled” he said.