Calls to defund NTF ELCAC derail long quest for peace: group –

LIPI secretary-general Jose Antonio Goitia said the creation of the National Task Force to End Local Communist and Armed conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has significantly impacted the lives of many people in the far-flung communities infiltrated by the communist groups, particularly the New People's Army (NPA). Earlier, several lawmakers made the call to defund the NTF-ELCAC and instead use the PHP19 billion budget for the low-income earners affected amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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