- Written by RIO Christine S. Palma
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 27 October 2016
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Consistent with the thrust of the present administration towards building a strong republic, there is a need to strengthen the capability of the Barangay Tanods as frontliners in addressing the peace and order concerns in the locality. The present challenges, along the area of peace and order that the country confronts today, underscore the need to strengthen community-based mechanisms and citizen’s involvement in the government’s initiatives of ensuring peace and safety. Tanods serve as the frontliners in the fight against lawlessness crime and terrorism. Their professionalization, therefore, as agents of peace and development is a primordial concern.
The Barangay may provide for the organization of a community brigade, Barangay Tanod or community service as may be necessary to assist in the peace and order efforts of the local government units.
The spirit of volunteerism and unwavering concern for the community deserves to be recognized and honored. For the past nine years, the Regional Management Coordinating Committee of the DILG has institutionalized the Search for Outstanding Barangay Tanods. Hence, in order to continue the gains of the Search, the RMCC again conducted the 2016 Search and the awarding ceremony was held on October 17, 2016 at the SM City Activity Center, Iloilo City.
Generally, the Search aimed to recognized the best performing Barangay Tanods in the whole Western Visayas region, in the pursuit of implementation and management of peace and order, public safety, and disaster risk and management programs through the initiatives of the DILG Family agencies (DILG, NAPOLCOM, PNP, BFP, BJMP and PPSC-Regional Training Center) and local government units.