Brigadier General Romeo Labador, Centcom Deputy Commander and JTF -7 Commander has confirmed reports on the attempts of the members of the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to recover Cebu and Bohol provinces.
This was after the arrest lately of the three (3) NPAs believed to be members of SYP (Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda ) or NPA organizers in Bohol.
However, General Labador pointed out the NPA rebels will have difficulty in recovering Cebu and Bohol because it was the local populace who do not like their presence anymore. The people will immediately report suspicious looking persons present in their baranagys.
As of this time, General Labador said Cebu and Bohol provinces are generally peaceful as far as insurgency problem is concerned.
Cebu and Bohol provinces were declared insurgency free in 2009.