Infantry (Jungle Fighter) Division’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) were declared as cleared from the affectation of Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) on February 24, 2016.
Said declaration was made official after the conduct of Joint 2nd
Infantry Division, Philippine Army – Police Regional Office 4B Area Clearing Validation Board (ACVB) Meeting and the signing of Resolution at Headquarters, 203rd
Bde, Sitio Ibong, Brgy Pag-asa, Bansud Oriental, Mindoro.
According to BGen Rodel Mauro R Alarcon AFP, Assistant Division Commander, 2ID, at the same time the ACVB Chairperson, the said declaration is a manifestation that the troops who are conducting Peace and Development Operations / Bayanihan Team Activities are effectively doing their job towards the attainment of lasting peace and sustainable development with the active support and participation of the Local and Provincial Government and other stakeholders in the area.
He also urged everyone to continuously sustain the momentum of insuring success in all our campaigns particularly on peace and development.
The nine (9) barangays that were cleared from the affectation of CPP-NPA-NDF are: Barangays Wawa, San Vicente, Balao, and Cabacao of Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro; Barangays Mananao, and Harrison of Paluan, Occidental Mindoro; and Barangays San Isidro, Milagrosa, and Nasucob of Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.
Likewise, two (2) barangays were also downgraded from less-influenced into threatened. These are Brgy. Benli, Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, and Brgy. Panaytayan, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro.
The said meeting was also graced by Hon. Alfonso V Umali, Chairman, Oriental Mindoro, PPOC who was represented by his Executive Assistant, Dr. Romeo F. Infantado; Hon. Mario Gene J Mendiola, Chairman, Occidental Mindoro, PPOC who was represented by his Executive Assistant, Mr. Jose A Norella Jr.; PCSupt Ramon C Apolinario, Regional Director, PRO 4B; Col Gavin D Edjawan INF (MNSA) PA, Commander, 203rd
Bde; Col Elias H Escarcha MNSA (INF) PA; DBC, 203rd
Bde/Chairman, ACEB; LTC Rodolfo R Gesim INF (GSC) PA, Bn Commander, 4IB; LTC Eric D Guevarra INF (GSC) PA, Bn Commander, 76IB; and other Officers from 2ID and PRO4B.
A total of nine (9) barangays under the 2