– Two tanods in each of the 33 barangays of Jagna attended a 3-day skill enhancement training held at the Capt. Goyo Hall on May 23-25.  

The Barangay Tanod Skills Enhancement Training and Seminar’s objectives are to discuss the structure and organization of the barangay  government and relate their duties and responsibilities to the overall governance system; to perform basic skills needed in the performance of their duties and functions in such areas as crime prevention, disaster management, service responder, first aid and fire prevention; to organize the tanod brigade into federation to institutionalize and strengthen it as a Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) and force multipliers of the police in the overall maintenance of order in the municipality.

Specific topics discussed were BPO/BPAT concepts, Unarmed Patrolling, Information Gathering and Reporting, Role as First Responder, Traffic Direction and Control, Concept of Checkpoint, Arrest, Search and Seizure, R.A. 10121 (Philippine Disaster Risk

Mayor Fortunato Abrenilla giving his message to the tanods in attendance.

Reduction and Management Act), Barangay Preparedness for Natural Calamities, Basic Life-Saving Techniques, Environmental Protection Awareness, Role of BPAT in Environmental Protection, Five Pillar of Criminal Justice System, Traits of Peacekeeper, the BPO/BPAT Manual and Portal, Gender Sensitivity and Awareness, Human Rights, The Chief PNP Eight Foundation Initiatives, Student Seminar Critiques.

Speakers coming from PNP Jagna were PSInsp George A Badon, SPO4 Alfonso G Bayron, SPO4 Vicente G Galacio, PO2 Jill G Rasonabe, SPO4 Vito A Galamiton, PO2 Van B Balabat, PO3 Dionilo L Tapang, PO1 Ma Jeah Husain and PO3 Guiller O. Jamisola. Mr. Lito Dajalos, MLGOO; Insp Raul G Bustalino and Engr. Peter Jamero were also lecturers of the training.

Mayor Abrenilla emphasized in his message that it is a very important training. It will capacitate the tanods especially because they are expected to assist in the peace and order efforts of the LGU.