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SCAA DEACTIVATION DURING 2019 ELECTIONS

SCAA DEACTIVATION DURING 2019 ELECTIONS
 

08 October 2018 10:40:26 PM

The House Committee on National Defense and Security chaired by Rep. Amado Espino Jr. (5th District, Pangasinan), in a hearing on Monday, agreed to draft a resolution calling for the deactivation of the Special CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (SCAA) solely in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Cotabato. Former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earlier filed House Resolutions 2188 and 2206 seeking to deactivate the SCAA within the area of Mindanao effective beginning the start of the certificate of candidacy (COC) filing until after the lifting of election ban during the 2019 mid-term elections and every elections, thereafter. The proceeding was attended by Reps. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo (1st District, Lanao del Norte), Bai Sandra Sema (1st District, Maguindanao), Romeo Acop (2nd District, Antipolo City), Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan), Makmod Mending Jr. (Party-list, AMIN), Juliette Uy (2nd District, Misamis Oriental), and Mariano Michael Velarde Jr. (Party-list, BUHAY). Resource persons present were Defense Assistant Secretary Angelito de Leon, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Deputy Chief of Staff (COS) MGen. Isidro Purisima and former AFP COS Gen. Alexander Yano. | Gilbert Engay / Monel Gonzales

 
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