Mayor Gabino Ganggangan of Sadanga, Mountain Province called on Cordillerans especially the officials and leaders to make discernment and collective decision as a community on the issue of insurgency.
It is time to address the insurgency problem as it is inevitable that relatives would be caught in the fighting between the leftists groups and the government forces, Ganggangan said during the Laging Handa Network Briefing hosted by Presidential Communications Operations Officer Secretary Andanar on Monday.
"Let us not pretend as if there is no problem in the Cordillera. There is an ongoing war- the legitimate government force versus the New People's Army- and to me it's a senseless killing," he said, adding that people should not wait to reach the point where it's brothers versus brothers, relatives vs relatives simply because one is an Army or police while the one is on the side of the Communist Party of the Philippines-NPA.
"We can not close our eyes that while we are sending our children na maging Army, maging pulis- when they go to the armed service of the government, it is with our blessings. On the other hand, mabibigla na lang tayo na some of our relatives also are secretly recruited and then later on join the NPA, "he stated.
"We we are all parents and as officials and leaders, we should start making a stand on this," he added.
Gaggangan also called on Cordillerans to stop supporting leftist organizations. He explained that while they may have some issues with government, there are mechanisms that can be used to air their grievances but not to the extent of trying to topple the government using violence or of arms thru the CPP-NPA.
He also challenged leftist groups, whom he said keep on denying their involvement with the CPP-NPA, for them to face the public fair and square and make a stand.
Gaggangan is currently in argument over the social media with the Cordillera People's Alliance (CPA), a front organization. This started when a CPA officer in a facebook post criticized the mayor for waiving the relief food packs from Department of Social Welfare and Development for his municipality, and linking him to supposed crimes in the past.
"They keep on denying that they are not linked with the CPP-NPA. Well, I am ready with all my evidences if they like. I can spill them all. I am once with them and I know it, " he said. (JDP/PIA CAR)
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What makes Belwang, Sadanga, Mountain Province beautiful?
Belwang is the largest Barangay in Sadanga, Mountain Province in terms of land area.
It is also one of the remotest as it sits high on the mountain slope.
To get here, one needs to hike for more or less an hour. There are no roads leading straight to Belwang.
The trek to Belwang may be tough and challenging. It entails steeps ascend and descend on narrow and winding trails.
However, it is an exhilarating and memorable experience.
Along the way, one can glimpse of beautiful rice terraces as well as crystal-clear brooks and river.
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Newly-promoted Police Brigadier General Oliver Alilis Enmodias took his oath yesterday (April 23, 2019) and he shall be assigned at the Directorate for Integrated Police Operation for Northern Luzon.
PBGen Enmodias traces his roots from Barlig, Mountain Province. He was once the Provincial Director of the Mountain Province Police Provincial Office. Congratulations Sir.
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Cordillera: 65,623 families received PhP 5,500.00 cash aid from DSWD
As of 21 April 2020, a total of 65,623 families have already received the PhP 5,500.00 financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The assistance provided was worth PhP 354,024,500.00. Meanwhile, 59,742 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program families have also received their emergency subsidy.
There are 56 local government units (LGUs) out of the 77 that are already conducting the payouts. The remaining LGUs are expected to start the payout as soon as possible.
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