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113 OG No. 51, 9344 (December 18, 2017)

[ PROCLAMATION NO. 374, December 05, 2017 ]

DECLARING THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES (CPP) - NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY (NPA) AS A DESIGNATED/IDENTIFIED TERRORIST ORGANIZATION UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10168



WHEREAS, Republic Act (RA) No. 10168, otherwise known as "The Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012," states that "it is the policy of the State to protect life, liberty, and property from acts of terrorism, to condemn terrorism and those who support and finance it and to recognize it as inimical and dangerous to the national security of the country and the welfare of the people, and to make financing of terrorism a crime against the Filipino people, against humanity, and against the law of nations";

WHEREAS, RA No. 10168 criminalizes the financing of terrorism and dealing with property or funds of designated persons/organizations, and prevents and suppresses the commission of said offenses through freezing and forfeiture of the property or funds of said designated persons/organizations, among others;

WHEREAS, Section 3(e)(1) of RA No. 10168 defines designated persons as "any person or entity designated and/or identified as a terrorist, one who finances terrorism, or a terrorist organization or group under the applicable United Nations Security Council Resolution or by another jurisdiction or supranational jurisdiction";

WHEREAS, on 09 August 2002, the United States of America (USA) designated the CPP-NPA as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and to date continues to include the CPP-NPA in its list of FTOs; and

WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 17 of the Constitution provides that the President shall ensure that the laws are faithfully executed;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution and existing laws, do hereby declare the CPP-NPA as an entity designated and/or identified as a terrorist organization pursuant to Section 3(e)(1) of RA No. 10168.

In this regard, I hereby direct the Department of Foreign Affairs to publish the foregoing designation of the CPP-NPA and all other designated persons/organizations, in accordance with Sections 3 and 15 of RA No. 10168 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

DONE , in the City of Manila, this 5th day of December, in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Seventeen.


(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE


By the President:


(SGD.) SALVADOR C. MEDIALDEA
Executive Secretary  



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