The Philippine Government has just announced it has supported a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution against the financing of terrorism and in relation to this, the European Union has enlisted a third party to audit funds donated to several NGOs with links to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said he supported calls for the European Union to “immediately cease” the flow of funds to local groups in the Philippines fronting for the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army.
Meanwhile, Belgian Ambassador to the Philippines Michel Goffin said they are seriously investigating the claim of the Philippine government that the CPP-NPA gets funding through legal fronts of the terrorist group.
Accordingly, the EU has commissioned an external company to audit EU’s grants to non-government organizations (NGOs) in the Philippines that were allegedly funneled to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Details in the link below.
The country submitted last Thursday, March 28 initial documents and evidences to the EU on some of the NGOs. Among those in the list of NGOs acting as CPP fronts were the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV); IBON Foundation; Karapatan; Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc.; the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines; the Salugpungan Ta’tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center Inc.; Alliance of Health Workers; the Kilusang Mayo Uno; Gabriela; and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Details below.