Davao brings anti-terror campaign to grassroots
By Mai Gevera
Davao City (26 November) -- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has required barangay captains to come up with their anti-terrorism program in their respective barangays after the information campaign forum yesterday (November 25) at the Grand Menseng Hotel.
"We are prioritizing this program for the public to know the right information about anti-terrorism, its threats and preventions," said Duterte.
The city government allotted P500-million for the peace and order fund which includes the 911 operations and police and military support.
Duterte sees the importance of involving all the stakeholders in the fight against anti-terror. The campaign has become global and the city government wants it to be brought down to the grassroots.
Events have shown that terrorist have reached new levels of organization, sophistication, and violence. This has pushed the city government along with the government security groups to step up and tap more stakeholders.
Four of the important rules shared for the stakeholders in avoiding terrorism are learning about potential threat, keeping a low profile, being unpredictable, and remaining vigilant.
Duterte expects local officials including all other tapped executives from different institutions to come up with their own anti-terror program intended to educate and inform the public. (PIA XI) [top]