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Ifugao PNP arrests 3 wanted persons, trains 32 barangay tanods

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Tinoc, Ifugao (10 October) -- In an effort to give justice to victims of violence, the police force here arrested two wanted persons for the crime of rape while one person was nabbed in the municipality of Aguinaldo for violation of Republic Act No. 9262 or Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC).

Documents obtained from the Provincial Police Office here states that personnel of Tinoc Police Station led by Police Inspector Typon Acod arrested Feredo Tuguinay, 22 and Rosebelt Tuguinay, 33 for the crime of rape. Both are committed at the Bureau of Jail Management Penology in Tiger Hill, Kiangan.

On the other hand, police personnel of the Aguinaldo Police Station arrested Trofilo Pacyod, 28 and a resident of Sagpat, Ubao, Aguinaldo for violation of 9262. He is now committed at the BJMP in Alfonso Lista.

Meanwhile, in a bid to establish the road to securing peace, order, security, and safety which has been amalgamated with the thoroughfare towards justice and development, the Provincial Police Office conducted a two day training for Barangay Tanods on Police Intervention and Public Safety last October 9-10.

In a welcome message by Police Chief Inspector Fernando Romero, he reiterated the importance of cooperation from civilians to help keep peace and order in the community. We appreciate your willingness to assist us in maintaining a peaceful environment especially so that this is done in the spirit of volunteerism.

The training was participated by 32 barangay tanods in this capital town and the municipalities of Lamut, Banaue, Kiangan and Hingyon.

According to Romero, crimes are most likely to happen in Poblaciones and other bigger barangays in key municipalities such as Lagawe, Banaue, Kiangan and Lamut. The presence of these tanods in the community is a deterrent to the commission of crime, he emphasized.

"The barangays being the fundamental component of our nation plays a relevant role in fortifying a strong community that would guarantee confidence and self-assurance to the populace, business sector, and tourism," Romero said.

The tanods will be a great help especially so that we do not have enough policemen Romero said adding that each municipality here has only 22 policemen each.

Topics discussed during the training include information gathering and reporting, citizen arrest, crime scene preservation; role of barangay tanods, BPOC; courtesy and ethical standards and rescue operations. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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