Maramag, Bukidnon, 22 July 2019 – After series of meetings and workshops, the final output of the joint Critical Infrastructure Protection and Security Plan “Puthaw nga Taming” was finally presented to the members of Municipal Peace and Order Council headed by Mayor Levi Edma Sr. at Executive Hall, San Fernando, Bukidnon at 9:00 AM.
The joint security plan is the product of collaborative efforts of San Fernando MLGU, BLGUs, different business and construction companies in the municipality to include the AFP and PNP forces to put an end to the arson and other terroristic acts committed by NPA terrorist against construction companies and other business entities conducting road projects in the municipality.
To operationalize the said security plan, it was adopted by the MPOC thru a resolution and was also included in the POPS plan workshop of San Fernando held last 24-26 July 2019.
The Joint Security Plan has four phases: proactive, reactive and post incident phase. Every member agencies and units have their respective specific tasks to perform in every phase. Likewise, a Fact Finding Committee under Phase 3 or post incident phase was also created that will conduct investigation on a particular incident with regards to International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations. The said committee will be led by Liga ng mga Brgy President Honorable Vicente Dutosme. Included in its members are representatives from IPMR, BPOC Chairman of every Barangay, Municipal Health Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Municipal Local Government Operation Office, Bureau of Fire Protection, Municipal Engineer, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, representative from the Religious Sector, and ftom the Department of Education.
Ltc Franklin F Fabic, Commanding Officer 88IB, stated that the plan is the product of convergence of all stakeholders and our contribution to end local communist armed conflict in the municipality of San Fernando as mandated by EO Nr 70. This plan will form part of the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) once it will be created. Likewise, this kind of security program will also be replicated in other municipalities under 88IB area of operation.
I thanked Mayor Edma and all its line agencies in making a stand that the atrocities committed by NPAs which affects the overall progress of the municipality has to put to an end thru an effective security plan. With this effort that include the participation of everbody, it is not far that we could attain reselient communities in San Fernando, Ltc Fabic concluded.