BACOLOD City – The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) recently gave citations to outstanding barangay tanods due to their active campaign against criminal elements and other wayward members of society.
Barangay Singcang Airport tanods won the group category award. Village watchmen Carlo Moral of Barangay Villamonte, meanhwhile, bagged the individual category.
The winners for the “2019 Outstanding Barangay Tanod” are set to compete for the regional search in Iloilo City next month.
Vice Mayor and CPOC presiding chair El Cid Familiaran wished the tanods luck in an awarding rites during council’s regular meeting at the New Government Center here.
Members of the city search committee with representatives from the Bacolod City Police Office, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire, Regional Training Center 6, National Police Commission, and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office were also recognized for their contributions in the evaluation process.
Meanwhile, members of the POC unanimously endorsed in a resolution to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to declare the New People’s Army as persona-non grata following suit with other local government units which have made such declaration.
In a resolution, the National Police Commission representative Mae Diamante also suggested for the conduct of the Community and Service-Oriented Policing or CSOP among barangay captains, barangay chair for peace and order, the executive officer of the barangay tanods and the station chiefs of the different police stations in the city.
This, after SP’s committee on peace and order Councilor Al Victor Espino urged the members of the CPOC and the public to help the police force in maintaining peace and order in the city, following the jewelry heist and several unsolved killings here. (With a report from PIA/PN)