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2 more Quezon towns now insurgency-free

Ed Amoroso - The Philippine Star

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna – Two more towns in Quezon province have been declared insurgency-free, bringing the total to five.

Alabat and Quezon were declared free of communist rebels after no incident of harassment and terrorist attacks had been reported in the past several years, Col. Ledon Monte, Quezon police director, said.

The police, military, concerned local government executives and officials of the Department of the Interior and Local Government signed a memorandum of understanding declaring stable internal peace and security in the two towns.

“It was validated that there were 11 Alabat residents classified as members of the Platun Reymark group who supported the communist terrorist group. Now they have taken the oath of allegiance to the government,” Monte said.

Last month, Gumaca and San Narciso towns were declared cleared of communist rebels.

Macalelon attained its insurgency-free status in December last year.

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