Army in Bicol on full alert on CPP anniversary

PILI, Camarines Sur (Bicol Standard) -- Government troops are on full alert as the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) celebrates its 50th anniversary today.

9th Infantry Division Spokesperson Col. Pol Regencia said they are continuously conducting monitoring operations and bracing themselves for possible attacks.

He told Bicolanos to be vigilant, especially since the rebels have recently been silent.

Meantime, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said during the yearend meeting of the Bicol Regional Peace and Order Council earlier this month that Bicol is one of the areas in which there are a considerable number of rebels.