Sa­mal LGU, 10th ID ink MOA for se­cu­rity

Sun.Star Davao - - SOUTHERN -

SA­MAL Is­land - The lo­cal gov­ern­ment unit (LGU) of Sa­mal and 10th In­fantry Di­vi­sion of the Philip­pine Army signed a Me­moran­dum of Agree­ment (MOA) on Oc­to­ber 12, 2017 at the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lung­sod for the es­tab­lish­ment of the Task Force for Cafgu Ac­tive Aux­il­iary (CAAC II) Ac­ti­va­tion.

Un­der the agree­ment, the 120 in­di­vid­u­als, rec­om­mended by the LGU and the AFP, will be trained by the mil­i­tary. Once com­pleted, the trainees will be de­ployed to help men in uni­form in en­sur­ing the se­cu­rity in the is­land.

Also part of the agree­ment is the con­duct of devel­op­ment sup­port op­er­a­tion on anti-ter­ror­ism; sup­port to the law en­force­ment's anti-drugs op­er­a­tions; con­duct of search and re­trieval op­er­a­tions in co­or­di­na­tion with the City Dis­as­ter Risk and Man­age­ment (CDRRM); and con­trib­ute to the na­tion build­ing ac­tiv­ity.

“The en­e­mies are not inside the is­land it's out­side. That is the rea­son we have to keep them from en­ter­ing our is­land,” Com­man­der of 10th In­fantry Di­vi­sion Philip­pine Army Ma­jor Gen­eral Noel Cle­ment said.

Sa­mal Task Force will also con­duct a check point in co­or­di­na­tion with the Philip­pine National Po­lice (PNP); lim­ited time op­er­a­tion ac­tiv­ity with the Philip­pine Coast Guard; en­gage­ment with the stake­hold­ers; and or­ga­niz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the com­mu­ni­ties.

Mean­while, the newly in­stalled Com­man­der of Task Force Sa­mal, Lieu­tenant Colonel Re­an­dew P. Ru­bio, is en­cour­ag­ing his com­rades to con­tinue what the for­mer com­man­der has started -- to fur­ther im­prove the se­cu­rity sys­tem of the is­land; un­der­take proac­tive se­cu­rity mea­sures; and be vis­i­ble to the peo­ple.

“We need to in­ten­sify stake­holder en­gage­ment in co­or­di­na­tion with LGU, PNP and re­sort own­ers to syn­chro­nize our ef­forts in the name of peace and devel­op­ment in Sa­mal” Com­man­der of Task Force Sa­mal Lt. Col Re­an­drew Ru­bio said.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MOA SIGNED. Is­land Gar­den City of Sa­mal Mayor Al David Tor­res Uy (right) and 10th In­fantry Di­vi­sion-Philip­pine Army com­man­der Maj. Gen. Noel Cle­ment shake hands after the sign­ing of the Me­moran­dum of Agree­ment on the Cafgu Ac­tive Aux­il­iary (CAAC II) Ac­ti­va­tion.

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