Thursday, October 5, 2017

ALBAY MAYORS CONDEMNED ACTS OF VIOLENCE BY REBEL GROUPS




LEGAZPI CITY (October 5) -  The League of Municipalities –Albay Chapter  expressed its strong condemnation  of the  recent acts of violence  at the Police Detachment in  Barangay Bascaran, Philippine Army Patrol Base in Alobo, including the Bicol International Airport, all in Daraga, Albay wherein eleven (11) construction vehicles were torched by alleged NPA rebels operating in Albay and nearby provinces.

In a meeting conducted Wednesday, October 4, at Casa Lorenzo here, 13 out of 18 Albay Mayors who where present signed Resolution No. 1 series of 2017 stated  that  “irrespective of  who were responsible  , one thing  remains certain – and  that is, these acts have serious repercussions to the economy  and the tourism industry , as well as to the security, society  and over-all general welfare of the inhabitants of the Bicol Region  and the Philippines at large”.

In an interview of DZGB News with Mayor Noel E. Rosal, he emphasized that these attacks  had resulted in a great loss  to the economy  and has further  pushed  backward  the operation of the Bicol International Airport (BIA). He further appealed to the authorities and the public to intensify existing measures against  violent extremism  in order to avoid  a similar incident in the future. (Mar de la Cruz )  

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