The security forces in the province are monitoring the potential threats coming from rebel forces, following sightings of armed persons mostly in areas located in interior towns of the province.
Reports said at least three persons were spotted to carry low-powered firearms and carrying backpacks. The personalities were spotted passing by barangay Villaflor, Carmen on November 5.
During the recent Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) meeting, the men were seen as accompanied with an alleged trusted contact in the area, acting as a guide as the group passed by the area.
“(The) group visited their contact and proceeded to a forested land area owned by a certain undisclosed person of the same barangay,” said a report presented to the member of the PPOC at the People’s Mansion, almost a couple of weeks ago.
The military have been busy monitoring the movements of the legal fronts aligned with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NPA-NDF).
A legal front allegedly aligned with the communists was monitored. It was reported that 43 members of Trinidad-Talibon Integrated Farmers’ Association (TTIFA) conducted a meeting at purok 7, barangay San Vicente, Trinidad.
Military reports said the agenda of the meeting was the planning of the protest action of Lakbayan ng Visayas 2017 last October 17 to 20 in Cebu City.
Included in the agenda, were communal farm water and electric bills, dispersal of swine and carabao and updates on the farm activities in barangay San Vicente.
The military also received reports about KMP-HUMABOL conducted an oath taking ceremony for new affiliate group around November 6.
The new group is called Bayongan Farmers Associatin (BAFA) and the oath taking activity took place in barangay Bayongan, San Miguel town.
The military report said the organization, more or less, has 20 members.