‘Target Hardening’ tackled in second meeting at PRO-9 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 04 April 2014 11:16

The Office of the Executive Secretary, the Law Enforcement and Security Integration Office (LESIO) Anti Terrorism Council-Program Management Center (ATC-PMC) held on Wednesday another meeting on Target Hardening: Operationalizing the “Whole of Nation “ Approach against Terrorism.

The advocacy campaign and trainings are intended for the cities of Zamboanga and Isabela.

The meeting was hosted by Police Regional Office 9  at Camp Abendan in Mercedes.

Target Hardening meeting was first held on the second week of December last year in Pagadian City. It was hosted by  retired Police Director Felizardo M. Serapio Jr., LESIO head.

During the first meeting in Pagadian City. Serapio lectured the participants from the different local government units in the region and all stakeholders for peace and development on the matter of combating and defeating lawlessness, criminalities and terrorism.

Serapio said all stakeholders for peace and development must work hand in hand and shoulder to shoulder so that the evil of lawlessness will be eradicated.

During the first meeting, Serapio cited the case of Davao City under Mayor  Rodrigo Duterte where it came up with a successful  formula in defeating criminalities.

Davao City is now very peaceful and development is taking place continuously.

Serapio said all  good people from all walks of life, poor or rich, must work together to defeat  lawlessness.

The participants to the meeting last Wednesday will study and apply the formulation of guidelines by the Philippine National Police in developing organizational and communication plans involving the communities in the promotion of peace and order, reinforcement of the Target Hardening trainings and related activities in the regular implementation  and appropriation of local government units through their Peace and Order and Public Saftety Plans and inclusion of Target Hardening in the agenda and regular discussions of the Peace and Order Councils (POCs ). — Allen Abastillas