In light of completely eradicating the communist terrorism in its municipality, the Local Government of Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur launched a counterinsurgency plan dubbed as “OPLAN AMUMA” in a simple program held at the Big Hall, DOA, Dumingag, ZDS on August 19, 2020.
OPLAN AMUMA is the Counterinsurgency Action Plan of LGU Dumingag to end local communist armed conflict in its municipality and to address the issues exploited by the Communist Terrorists Groups (CTGs) in the area especially in its hinterland barangays of Dilud, Saad, Labangon, and Sunop.
These barangays are also the previous conflict-affected areas (CAAs) and priority barangays of the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF-ELCAC) cleared through Community Support Programs (CSP) and Retooled Community Support Programs (RCSP).
In her remarks, Muncipal TF-ELCAC Chairperson and Dumingag Mayor Hon. Joan P. Abejuela said that this will significantly contribute in the municipality’s fight against communist terrorism.
“With this counterinsurgency plan, we hope to completely erase the traces of communist terrorism in our Municipality and address the issues for the sake of our people,” said Hon. Abejuela.
Meanwhile, 53rd IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera thanked Hon. Abejuela and the Municipality of Dumingag for its commitment to address communist terrorism.
“This action plan will not only help the military in its campaign against the [NPA] terrorists, but will also help attain sustainable peace by addressing the issues exploited by the NPAs in the hinterlands,” said Lt. Col. Herrera.
The Municipality of Dumingag was the first Municipality in Zamboanga del Sur to launch a counterinsurgency action plan.