Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- The Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict III (RTF-ELCAC III) has been conducting significant strides in order to swiftly address security, socio-economic and other related problems in Central Luzon.

Since its creation in July of this year, 11 alleged leaders and members of the Communist Terrorist Groups have already voluntarily surrendered while another was arrested with the recovery of several assorted firearms and explosives.

Relatedly, eighty-one (81) municipalities in the four (4) corners of the region have already declared CPP/NPA as “persona non grata” and 178 barangays region wide have already undergone community mobilization program.

“The members of the RTF-ELCAC III are constantly uniting efforts in addressing the communist insurgency pursuant to Executive Order No. 70 or the whole-of-nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable peace. For the part of the PNP, we continue to implement our programs relative to our massive campaign against insurgency as engage them in the different sectors of society to include even the academe,” PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN JOEL NAPOLEON M CORONEL said.