BACOLOD CITY: Despite the dismantling of all New People's Army (NPA) guerilla fronts in Negros Island, the Philippine Army will not pull out its forces from the province, said Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson on Wednesday, February 14.

Lacson said the Regional Peace and Order Council, which he chairs, will meet on March 13 to discuss if Negros Occidental can already be declared under the state of Stable Internal Peace and Security (SIPS).

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