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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

PNP to take role on disaster management operations

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 11 (PIA) -- Following the series of disasters that hit Mindanao late last year and early this year, Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Nicanor Bartolome has instructed the entire police force to consider their role not only in internal security but in disaster management operations, as well.

“As per instruction of PNP chief Bartolome, our mobile forces composed of the Regional Public Safety Battalions and different Public Safety Companies to take a new role not only internal security operations but also disaster management operations,” PNP Caraga Regional Director PCSupt. Reynaldo Rafal said.

Rafal was interviewed over a local radio station here recently.

The official also said the PNP should give emphasis on the capability of the PNP to conduct search and rescue, as well as relief and rehabilitation operations.

It can be recalled that during the typhoon “Sendong”, PNP personnel were sent to conduct search, rescue and retrieval operations in Cagayan De Oro City and Iligan City. Also, Bartolome led the troops in conducting relief and rehabilitation operations.

In Caraga Region, police personnel from the Regional Mobile Group were also deployed in the said areas to conduct same operations. (PIA-Caraga)

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