7 months PH formally requests EU to cease funding CPP-NPA ‘fronts’ MB
By Francis Wakefield National Security Adviser and Vice Chairman of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTFELCAC) Hermogenes Esperon has formally written to the European Union (EU) to “immediately cease” its funding being funnelled to groups acting as legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) In a letter to Gilles De Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator dated March 26, Esperon said EU funds are being used to sustain terrorist activities of the longest existing communist terrorist organization in the world — the CPP-NPA ... more