Monday, September 7, 2020

LGU, Army conduct Bagani/BPATs Orientation Seminar

MAGPET, Cotabato - Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Magpet in collaboration with Army’s Alpha “Achilles” Company headed by 1LT Archelle T Cadimas (INF) PA under 72 Infantry “Gabay” Battalion conducted a 1-Day Bagani/BPATs Orientation Seminar to 50 Bagani volunteers from the Brgys of Noa and Amabel all of Magpet on Sunday, September 05, 2020 at Municipal Gymnasium.

The seminar was steered thru a series of lectures, discussions, consultations from PNP- Magpet, MDRRMO and testimonies from a Former Rebel regarding the recruitment of the CTGs.

The activity provided the volunteers on the knowledge on how to protect their Ancestral Domain within the barangay from infiltration of armed groups through enhancement of Integrated Territorial Defense System (ITDS), taught on safety gun handling and basic first aid.

The said activity was facilitated by the troops and officers of Alpha Company and 72IB; and was graced by Engr. Jupiter Rubino, acting Municipal Administrator in behalf of Hon. Florenito T Gonzaga, Municipal Mayor; and also the presence of PNP-MPS and IPMR of Magpet during the culmination.

"Let us be grateful for the programs of our administration so that we can achieve the peace and prosperity that we aspire for a long time. Let us maintain order and discipline within ourselves. Let us help the 72IB in maintaining peace and order in our municipality," Engr Jupiter Rubino said in his message.

In response, Lt. Col. Rey T. Alvarado, Commanding Officer, 72IB expressed his gratitude for the active participation of the Bagani Volunteers during the conduct of said seminar. He reminded them of their duties and responsibilities in protecting their respective ancestral domain. He assured that 72IB will do everything to protect the people of North Cotabato and fulfill its sworn duty.

Source: Civil-Military Operations Office, 72nd Infantry Battalion, Joint Task Force Agila, PA

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