Placer, Surigao del Norte- The 30th Infantry (Python) Battalion (30IB) and the Surigao el Norte Provincial Police Office (SDN PPO) conducted intensified joint security operations with the support of the provincial government of Surigao del Norte in the different areas of the province, November 1 & 2, 2019.

During this solemn day of Undas, 30IB once again collaborated with SDNPPO and the Provincial and Municipal LGUs in their conduct of intensified security operations in order to provide a secure and safe cemetery, places of convergence and thoroughfares province wide.

In a statement, Lt. Col. Jeffrey A Villarosa, Commanding Officer of 30IB said, “Your security forces, together with our PNP and with the support of the LGUs, have established joint checkpoints provincewide in order to provide our peace-loving Surigaonons a secure and safe environment. Despite the intermittent rains, our troops manned their check points as well as their post near cemeteries, churches and other areas of convergence. This is our own way of making sure of a peaceful and solemn celebration of Undas in the whole province.

Moreover, 30IB also conducted a condemnation activity to the atrocities committed by the CNTs. This is to commemorate and pray for the souls of numerous persons killed by the wrongful ideologies of the CPP-NPA-NDF and to show that everyone is united in dispraising the CNTs and advocating the peace and security in the area.

Likewise, a film viewing activity about the CNTs deceptive recruitment strategy was conducted in support to the campaign of the National Task Force Ending the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).

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