NPA rebels (file photo)

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday ordered the rapid implementation of the amnesty program for communist rebels.

According to National Security Advisor Eduardo Año, Marcos gave the directive after the 5th Execcom Meeting of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

“The President directed the immediate implementation of the Amnesty Program for the remaining members of the CPP-NPA-NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front) as Congress has already agreed to the proclamation,” Año said. at a palace briefing.

“The President also reiterated his directive made last year to government agencies to activate their respective Project Development Officers for the implementation of GTN-ELCAC projects in their respective agencies,” he added.

Marcos also gave instructions to provide more support to GTN-Elcac programs at the barangay level.

“The President also directed the GTN ELCAC to propose specific programs and projects for the continued implementation of projects for the 5,430 barangays that have been part of the BDP (barangay development plan) program since its inception,” Año noted.

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