April 14, 2024

Cordillera opened on Nov. 10 in a ceremony held at the covered court of the Police Regional Office-Cordillera at Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet.

The 12-day training, which focuses on the Community Support Program (CSP) and involves a company size of personnel from the AFP and PNP, aims to enhance the capabilities of both agencies in maintaining peace, security, and development in the Cordillera.

Col. Virgilio M. Noora of the Philippine Army, the keynote speaker during the opening program, lauded the organizers of the joint training.

“This joint training signifies our dedication to work hand in hand as we recognize the significant role we both play in maintaining peace and development in the region in support of the local government unit,” he said.

He added pooling knowledge, experiences, and expertise can result in better approaches for maintaining peace and security while promoting development in the region.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of security threats in the region, Lt./Gen. Fernyl G. Buca, Northern Luzon Command chief, said the joint training ensures the AFP and PNP in the area to remain adaptable and effective, ensuring that they stay ahead of evolving security challenges.

“The joint training strengthens the capabilities of the CSP teams to ensure a robust response to security challenges in the region,” he said.

The PRO-Cor also reaffirmed its support to the joint training and future joint peace and development operations, ensuring the safety and well-being of the communities in the Cordillera.

“The joint training recognizes the importance of collaboration in addressing peace and security challenges in the region, and through this joint training, it seeks to strengthen partnerships by fostering a more coordinated approach to responding to peace and development efforts,” said PRO-Cor Deputy Regional Director for Operations, Col. Elmer E. Ragay. – Press release