Chief, PCR Branch/ PIO, Pampanga PPO
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DATE             :        January 13, 2014


Pampanga PPO Will Empower Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT)

Pampanga PPO under the leadership of PSSUPT OSCAR D ALBAYALDE will re-train the Barangay Peace Action Teams (BPATs) of Pampanga as the New Year sets in. This was explained during the activity conducted in Minalin, Pampanga today at 9 o clock in the morning.

Present during the activity were Hon. Mayor Edgardo Flores (Minalin), PSUPT ANNA LIZA M GUZMAN, Chief PCR Branch (Overall Training Supervisor for BPATs), PCI BAYANI DELA CRUZ (COP Minalin MPS), other Officers of Pampanga PPO and Barangay Captains of Minalin, Pampanga.

PSSUPT ALBAYALDE explained and recognized the role of BPATs and other civilian volunteers as force multipliers in the fight against criminality, insurgencies and terrorism. Moreover, these organizations are also valuable partners in the development of the community he added.

Barangay Peace Action Team (BPAT) functions as auxiliary in community policing and law enforcement, in support during disaster relief retrieval rescue and rehabilitation operations, in support to conflict resolution in the barangay, in support to people organizations and environmental protection and conservation.

PD ALBAYALDE said that by empowerment through proper and continuous training, the BPATs will greatly help in the preservation of peace and order situation in the province.