Anti-Insurgency Campaign to Continue in Eastern Visayas

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TACLOBAN CITY - The military in Eastern Visayas will continue its campaign against insurgency, an army general told media in an interview here.

Maj. Gen. Arthur Tabaquero, Commanding General of the 8th infantry division (8ID) Philippine army said that the military will continue in its fight against insurgency in the region now that the local and national elections are over.

Tabaquero was here for official business and caught up with reporters asking about the development of the government's campaign against insurgency particularly in Eastern Visayas now that President's Arroyo's term has ended.

The general's statement was in answer to a question posed by media regarding the present condition of the government's campaign against insurgency particularly in the Eastern Visayas region. It was the timetable set by the Arroyo administration to quell insurgency in the country on or before President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo steps down on June 30.

Tabaquero indicated that the government's campaign against insurgency has to be continued considering that the timetable was not attained because of the interruption of the May 10, 2010 national and local elections. He claimed that most of the military in the region's tasks were diverted to election-related activities to attain honest, orderly and peaceful elections. …