A seminar on barangay peacekeeping was conducted by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office at a floating restaurant in Brgy. Balaring, Silay City, recently with more than a hundred participants, including barangay captains and kagawads from EB Magalona, Silay and Victorias in the province.
EB Magalona police deputy chief for operations, SPO2 Toribio Catublas said the seminar was aimed at training the participants how to handle minor crimes in their respective barangays.
Each barangay is mandated to create a peacekeeping action team to be led by the punong barangay captain with the kagawads and representatives from various sectors, including religious sector as members, the press release said.
BPAT is a program of the Philippine National Police.
Noppo director, Supt. Allan Guisahan, lauded the event as well as the participation of barangay executives from three localities in Northern Negros., the press release added.*
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33 complete course
on incident system
A total of 33 key personnel and office heads from government agencies and organizations finished the five-day Pilot Training on Basic/Intermediate Incident Command System Course Negros Occidental, at the Governor’s Hall, in Bacolod City recently, a Capitol press release said.
The Incident Command System is a systematic tool used for the command, control, and coordination of emergency response; the training was based upon a flexible, scalable response organization providing a common framework within which people can work together effectively.
The activity was sponsored by USAID, Association of Southeast Asian Nation, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and the provincial government.
The Office of the Civil Defense – Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council VI served as the Secretariat.
The press release also said that Marg Olson, Resource Information Specialist from USDA FS, from Missouri, USA, was impressed with the cooperation showed by the participants from the different government agencies and organizations in the province.
OCD Assistant Civil Defense Executive Officer and Training Division Chief, Priscilla Duque; OCD Regional Director Armando Duque, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Fire Department Chief, Ranny Magno; Amity Public Safety Academy deputy administrator, Radny Pabon, with Negros Occidental Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Ma. Lina Sanogal facilitated the activity, the press release said.
Negros Occidental has been a Gawad Kalasag Hall of Famer for being the Most Disaster-Prepared Province in the country, the press release added.*
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