The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC 6) is stepping up its legal battle against the CPP-NPA in Western Visayas.
In a conference held at the Police Regional Office 6 headquarters recently, the Joint Focused Legal Action Team (JFLAT) of the RTF-ELCAC 6 emphasized that legal battle with the end state of proscribing the CPP-NPA and their allied groups as terrorists will degrade their capabilities to conduct terroristic activities in the region.
JFLAT is a legal action team formed by the Legal Cooperation and Peace, Law Enforcement and Development Support (PLEDS) Cluster of the RTF-ELCAC 6 that aims to add teeth to the government’s campaign against the communist-terrorist group.
JFLAT believes that strengthening their legal move will give life to Anti-Terror Law and help the government win the war on terrorism with minimal loss of life.
In his message, Major Gen. Eric Vinoya, commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division and co-chairman of PLEDS cluster, encouraged all the members of JFLAT to always remain a step ahead of the enemies through legal actions.
“Let us continue to surprise the CPP-NPA and its allied organizations with our legal efforts. Let us keep them guessing and when we hit them hard with the long arm of the law, let us ensure that they would not even know what struck them,” Vinoya stressed.
Also present during the conference were PRO-6 director Police Brig. Gen. Rolando Miranda; Prosecutor II Flosemer Chris Gonzales, chairperson of LCC/JFLAT 6 and spokesperson of RTF-ELCAC 6; and other members of the legal team./WDJ