PA warns High School Students on CTG Youth Infiltration in Aurora

FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija — As an initiative to raise awareness among the youth sector on the deceptive recruitment and infiltration of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG), the 91st Infantry (SINAGTALA) Battalion, Philippine Army conducted lectures to Senior High School students of Mariano D. Marquez Memorial National High School (MDMMNHS) in Brgy. Simbahan, Dinalungan on May 13, 2022.

According to LTC Julito Recto Jr., Commanding Officer of 91IB, the activity aims to educate and warn the High School students about the dangers brought by the misleading recruitment of the CTG among the youth sector.

“Our youth are very vulnerable to false ideologies since they are innocent and easy targets for manipulation. They must be educated enough to avoid being recruited by the CTGs who have disguised tactics for development and reform, but their real agenda is to destroy the government and the future of the youth, especially those residing in depressed and isolated areas,” LTC Recto said.

He further emphasized that the 91st IB will continuously engage the youth from different schools through campus peace and development fora to further strengthen the advocacy against communist groups.

Meanwhile, the Commander of the 7th Infantry (KAUGNAY) Division, Philippine Army MGen Andrew Costelo PA, lauded the continued information campaign of the 91IB at the grassroots level.

“We would like to thank the school administration for being our partner in our information campaign activity and to the students for their participation. Asahan ninyong ipagpapatuloy namin ang ganitong aktibidad upang mas mapalawak pa ang inyong kamalayan sa tunay na motibo ng teroristang grupo,” said Costelo.

Said activity was initiated by Bravo Company led by Sergeant Ludwig P. Guilleno together with Dinalungan Municipal Police Station, Rhiamae A. Reyes-President of the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) Dinalungan Chapter, an advocate of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) and Rosally M. Lita-School Head of MDMMNHS.