Friday, October 26, 2018

AFP-PNP in Eastern Mindanao joins for Peace and Security

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - The Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Directorate for Integrated Police Operation, Eastern Mindanao (DIPO-EM) of the Philippine National Police conducted Joint Command Conference on October 25, 2018, at Grand Menseng Hotel, Davao City.

The convergence of AFP and PNP units' head and staff at different levels which are headed by Lt. General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Commander of EMC, AFP and Police Chief Superintendent Daniel Macatlang Jr., Director, DIPO-EM was anchored on the common objective of attaining peace and security in eastern Mindanao.

It was held purposely to review present peace and security situation, update the participants on the Development Plan of Mindanao, develop a common understanding on the conflict sensitivity of peace efforts, the dynamics of peace and security, enhance inter-operability and synchronize AFP and PNP efforts in sustaining the gains of peace and security in eastern Mindanao.

The two major security agencies in eastern Mindanao agreed through a Joint Letter Directive to work, back to back, hand in hand in fighting insurgency, maintaining the territorial integrity, securing the different government flagship projects, terrorism, anti-criminality, and anti-drug campaign.

The operational directive specified the joint concept and general protocol on Focus Military Operations, Law Enforcement Operations, Intelligence Operations, Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism, Community Support Program, Maritime and Border Security and Civil Relations Program.

Source:  Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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