Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Saturday (April 22) known as on Environment Secretary Gina Lopez to inform members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to cease preventing the federal government in the event that they are certainly friends.

Lorenzana stated that whereas the Department of National Defense (DND) backs Lopez’s plan to present greener livelihood to Filipinos, she also needs to urge NPA members to lay down their arms and cease their legal actions.

“Kung gusto talaga tumulong ng CPP-NPA, bitawan nila ang kanilang mga armas, itigil ang eextortion at magbalik-loob na sa lipunan,” Lorenzana stated in a press release.

The Defense chief issued the assertion after Lopez stated she desires to faucet the NPA to develop Agusan del Sur into the mannequin “ecological, economic and educational” zones she has envisioned for the nation.

Lopez was all praises for the communist group, saying they “were not really bad people.”

“I love the NPA. They’re kind … I feel if you handle them the right way, they’ll be good because they’re also looking for ways to survive,” she stated.