Fabian initiates security seminars for barangays PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 11:48

To help address the peace and order problem in the city, the office of District 2 Congressman Erbie A. Fabian is initiating a move to make barangay officials and workers themselves maintain efficiently the security in their respective barangay.

In coordination with Task Force Zamboanga and Zamboanga City Police Office, Fabian is spearheading a series of “Barangay Security Seminar” which will be conducted in clusters of barangays in the city.

The first seminar will kick off on Saturday, January 29, at the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) Audio- Visual Room with some 100 Barangay Tanods and Barangay Intelligence Network members from the first clustered barangays of Kasanyangan, Sta. Catalina, Sta. Barbara, Rio Hondo, Mariki, Zone III and Zone IV expected to participate.
Fabian stressed that the involvement of barangays in maintaining peace and order is very vital and should be given emphasis in order to come up  with effective measures in combatting criminalities and terror plots.

“Our barangay tanods and Barangay Intelligence Network members are considered as the first line of defense. They must be equipped with know-how to ensure the safety of everyone in their respective village and the city in general,” Fabian said.

The seminar will focus on the roles of the Barangay Tanods and BIN in barangay security, refresher course in identifying and arresting suspects, the intelligence networking, coordination with the law enforcement agencies and the military and other vital trainings which will surely enhance the skills and capacities of each participant with regards to performance of their respective tasks in the barangay.

Fabian said the collective effort of all sectors is very necessary to ensure public safety.
After the seminar on Saturday, other similar seminars will be scheduled for other identified clustered barangays in both District 1 and District 2.

Task Force Zamboanga chief Col. Buenaventura Pascual and City Police Office Officer-In-Charge Sr. Supt. Edwin de Ocampo commended Fabian for initiating such seminars  which they said are are very timely and appropriate to bring security consciouness in the barangay level.

Col. Pascual said this initiative will boost the morale and security measures of each barangay through the greater involvement of grassroots people.

For his part, De Ocampo said this kind of activity will help existing crime prevention initiatives. — Bhong Simbajon