Fabian to hold more trainings for barangay tanods, BINs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 24 August 2012 13:56

Consistent with his get tough stance on peace and order, District 2 Rep. Erbie A. Fabian is planning to hold more training seminars for barangay tanods, Barangay Intelligence Network members or BINs, community security multiplier forces in the east coast in the hope of reversing the upsurge in criminality in the city.

Fabian noted that the barangays nowadays are not spared from the rash of criminalities citing the random shootings, the proliferation of drugs, illegal gamblings and similar criminal activities.

The barangay security network is the first line of defense in the fight against criminality and continuing the training of civilian volunteers securing the neighborhoods in the barangays.

While there is a willingness to serve, volunteers are mostly ill trained and badly equipped to meet the contingencies in their areas, especially in areas where police presence or military outposts are spread out thinly.

The solon early last year launched a series of training programs in coordination with the local police then under Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo and Task Force Zamboanga Chief Col. Buenaventura Pascual.

Barangay tanods were drilled in crime detection and prevention, bomb disposal awareness, communication, intelligence gathering in several batches of trainings.

Barangay Chiefs in the areas served have expressed deep appreciation for the solons effort along with the police and Task Force Zamboanga for imparting valuable tips on crime prevention.

Fabian is looking at conducting these seminars in the island barangays because of distance of lack of police presence are often vulnerable to lawlessness.
He also intends to conduct the training seminars in the next few weeks citing the needs for immediate action on the situation.