Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur— The Department of Education (DepEd) Bayugan City Schools Division, Agusan del Sur College (ADSCO), Father Saturnino Urios College Inc. (FSUCI), Bayugan National Comprehensive High School (BNCHS) in cooperation with the 3rd Special Forces (Arrowhead) Battalion (3SFBn), Philippine Army team up to intensify awareness against the Communist NPA Terrorists’ (CNT) deceptive youth recruitment scheme in Bayugan City today.

With the current issue on the Communist NPA Terrorists’ recruitment of minors which caused national concern, the schools in Bayugan City express their support to help in the information campaign through reproducing tarpaulins and posting it on their respective school grounds so that youth and parents will become more aware and vigilant on the deceptive recruitment scheme of the CNTs.

The poster clearly conveys a strong note. “CPP/NPA/NDF, Hands off our Children! Stop the deceptive recruitment!” is the battle cry of the government and the people, and most especially of the parents who would not want their children to fall prey in the long list of atrocities committed by these Communist NPA terrorists. It is about time that we spread this message and take part to save our youth against these monsters.

DepEd Bayugan City Office of the Schools Division, which covers fifty six (56) elementary schools and ten (10) secondary schools is headed by Dr, Imelda N. Sabornido, Ph.D., Agusan del Sur College is represented by Office of the Students Affairs Dean Melody C. Cabilogan, and Father Saturnino Urios College Incorporated is led by its Principal, Mrs. Chereil C. Martel.

Lieutenant Colonel Joey B Baybayan, Commanding Officer of 3SFBn expressed his gratitude towards the education sector in Bayugan. “We are grateful to the teachers and schools who are with us towards our campaign to end local communist armed conflict in our area of operations. We hope that other education sectors in the whole Agusan and Surigao del Sur will follow this example to protect our children from being deceived by the Communist NPA Terrorists,” he said.

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