TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur – The Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through Youth Inc. (POINTY) youth leaders from different municipalities of Agusan del Sur expressed their condemnation on the atrocities and deceptions of the CPP-NPA-NDF during its 2nd Provincial Meeting held at Headquarters, 26th Infantry (Ever Onward) Battalion last December 22, 2020. The activity was aimed to increase the awareness of the youth sector about the deceptive recruitment of the said terrorist group. Also, to empower them abouttheir significant role in nation building.
A total of seventeen (17) POINTY youth leaders attended the said activity. “My utmost gratitude to the Armed Forces of the Philippines for giving us the chance to nurture in our role on nation building, to my co-leaders, let's be an advocate of peace and development.
As members of the youth sector, we are here to correct the mistakes of the past. We will not allow this left-leaning organizations to deceive us.”, Ms. Aubrey Guttierez, POINTY leader, said. The youth is considered as a vulnerable sector for CTG recruitment for they are prone to radicalization and violent extremism.
During the open forum, they had various agenda pertaining to the sustainment and improvement of the POINTY organization. Everyone got the chance to present updates on their upcoming programs, projects and activities to their respective municipalities for the calendar year 2021.
"The youth plays a significant role in our society, some of them will be the future legislators and leaders. At their very young age, let us mold their character to become good and useful citizens of our country.", Lt. Col. Reynald Romel A. Goce, 26IB Commanding Officer, said. "
I challenge all the parents out there, it is our duty to protect our children against the communist terrorists groups. To the youth sector, be part of the change and help the
government in peace-building. Also, encourage your fellows to be part of this campaign. To the NPAs, stop recruiting the youth, hands off!", Lt. Col. Goce ended.
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