MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL (PIA)—To strengthen the Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) and force multipliers of the police in the overall maintenance of peace and order, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Calamba, through Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Faith R. Constantino, gathered law enforcement agencies for the conduct of a three-day Barangay Tanod Skills Enhancement Training and Culmination Activity at the Municipal Gym, Southwestern Poblacion, Calamba, January 25 to 27.
DIL-10 Regional Director Wilhlem M. Suyko, served as a guest of honor during the training and reassured the participants of DILG’s commitment to public service.
“DILG will always be committed to strengthening and capacitating the city and municipal LGUs down to the barangay. To the barangay tanods, you may not be provided with salaries just with allowances, but your big heart of voluntarism at pagsisilbi sa bayan (service to the country), that’s what heroes are,” he said.
Meanwhile, DILG Misamis Occidental Provincial Director Pablio L. Benitez, Jr., commenced the skills enhancement training through lectures on DILG Memorandum Circular 2003-42 and the role of BPATs and barangay tanods, as well as their desirable traits and the importance of upholding service with courtesy and discipline.
The activity seeks to enhance the skills of Barangay Tanod and recognize their efforts as first responders and in crime scene prevention in keeping peace and order for national development. (DILG Misamis Occidental/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)