Army vows to 'shield' Caraga youths from NPA recruitment
BUENAVISTA, Jan. 13 -- An Army official has vowed to help strengthen youth groups in the Caraga Region to keep them away from the influence of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA). In a gathering of around 30 youth leaders from different barangays here on Sunday (January 12), Lt. Col. Francisco L. Molina Jr. of the Army's 23rd Infantry Battalion urged the members of the Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through our Youth (POINTY), Inc. to unite and win more youths in the region "to protect them from recruitment of the NPA." "Our aim is to insulate the youth from the influence of the CPP-NPA," Molina said, as he also pledged support to the programs and projects of POINTY, Inc., a non-prof...
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