Samal LGU, 10th ID ink MOA for security
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.
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.