Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City – September 15, 2021
The Western Mindanao Command’s Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi led by Col. Romeo Racadio, in coordination with the local government unit of Bongao, spearheaded the conduct of BARMM BPAT Training that kicked off on September 13, 2021.
According to Col. Racadio, this was realized through the concerted efforts of the 2nd Marine Brigade, Marine Battalion Landing Team-12 led by Lt. Col. Charlie Caña, LGU Bongao led by Mayor Jimuel Que, and the barangay councils of Bongao.
The opening ceremony was held at Datu Amirbahar Jaafar Gym, MSU Compound, Barangay Tubig Mampallam, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. More or less 180 Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT) volunteers will participate in the said training and they will form part of the BARMM BPAT Class 01-2022 and Barangay Action Care for Tawi-Tawians (Barangay ACT).
Col. Racadio said the end goal of the training is to make Bongao a cleaner and safer municipality conducive to economic growth and development.
“This is a good venue to enhance the skills of our BPAT volunteers who are the prime movers in sustaining the peace in the communities,” said Maj. Gen. Generoso Ponio, Acting Commander of Western Mindanao Command.