TACLOBAN CITY – The municipality of Giporlos in Eastern Samar province was declared as ‘stable peace and internal security’ by the Philippine Army.

The declaration was held on April 12, at the town’s municipal gymnasium.
Municipal Mayor Gilbert Go said that the declaration is a win for his town because this means that they have a better peace and order situation now that could entice businessmen and investors to put up businesses in his municipality.

He urges village officials to support all development program to ensure that their municipality remains peaceful and orderly after the declaration.

B/Gen Noel Vestuir, the commanding officer of the 802nd Infantry Brigade, for his part, said that the declaration of Giporlos of having a stable internal peace and security status is a big achievement against the more than five decades-long insurgency problem in the country.

The military official added that some LGUs under their jurisdiction are also on the pipeline of being declared with the same status.

Giporlos is the first LGU under the area of operation in Eastern Samar of the 802nd that was declared of such status.

The status means that practically, there is no active members of the communist group, the New People’s Army, operating in Giporlos.