Airborne unit takes over control of Cafgus in ZC PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 30 November 2012 14:36

The internal defense of the city got a major boost as the Headquarters Support Company of the 4th Special Forces Battalion has effectively taken over the command and control of all civilian auxiliary forces or the CAFGU in Zamboanga City effective October 1 of this year.

Company commander Lt. Archimedes Aranas yesterday paid a courtesy call on 2nd District Rep. Erbie A. Fabian to formally introduce the unit and inform the solon of their arrival in the city.

The Riverine Company took over control of the armed civilian auxillary force here from the 18th infantry battalion as it transferred to Zamboanga City from its base in Basilan.

In his brief meeting with the 2nd district solon, Lt. Aranas expressed gratitude to Fabian for his continuing support for barangay tanods and to the military here as the solon remains emphatic in improving the peace and order condition in the city especially in the far flung rural areas.

Fabian called on the airborne unit to continue the training of barangay tanods and the cafgu units to better equip civilian security forces in the barangays in times of emergency.

Fabian also assured Lt. Aranas of his office continued support to the Special Forces Riverine company as they work to upgrade the capability of all civilian auxiliary defense units here.

Lt. Aranas explained the transfer of command of all Cafgu units to his company required them to relocate here from Basilan.

The Special Forces Battalion is currently under the command of Col. Moises M. Nayve Jr.