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PH communist insurgency will end soon – Palace

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By Prince Golez

The Philippines’ decades-long communist insurgency will soon be over, Malacañang said.

In a speech during the Lions Clubs International Multiple District 301 37th Anniversary and 38th Induction Ceremony Saturday, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said the influence of communist ideology in the country is on a decline.

“The so-called communist groups of the New People’s Army and the National Democratic Front would soon enough be either exterminated or re-introduced into the body politic,” said Andanar.

This, he added, is due to the “progressive reforms” being implemented by the present government.

According to him, the Philippines has become an “investment field” in expansive infrastructure, agriculture, technology, culture, tourism, exports, transport, and services in three years since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.

“A massive reformation and restructuring of our bureaucracy is an intensive work in progressive simultaneous phases within the offices and desks that are prone to corrupt practices,” the head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said

Andanar also noted that Cabinet executives are closely monitoring government projects to ensure their effective, transparent, and swift delivery through the Cabinet Officers for Regional Development and Security (CORDS).

CORDS operationalizes the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, which takes a whole-of-nation approach to address the issues of insurgency in the country.

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