Southern Leyte to
initiate Barangay Tanod Congress
CADAVOS, PIA Southern
MAASIN CITY, Southern
Leyte – The province of Southern Leyte through the initiative of
Governor Damian G. Mercado in coordination with the Provincial Peace
and Order Council (PPOC) will conduct a one-day Barangay Tanod
Congress tentatively scheduled on March 1, 2012.
In a meeting held with
the PPOC members, Tuesday at the Governor’s Office here, Gov. Mercado
announced the upcoming Tanod Congress requesting the body to file a
resolution authorizing the release of funds in assistance for the said
congress to be conducted at Maasin City gymnasium.
The gathering of
Barangay Tanods will highlight the distribution of kits that include
flashlight, batuta, handcuffs, tear gas, to name a few, in addition to
the accident insurance to be given to every tanod member, it was
learned during the PPOC meeting presided by Gov. Mercado.
There will be at least
533 Barangay Tanods that are expected to grace the affair to include
all the Chief Tanods of every barangay throughout the province,
though, municipal mayors will be requested to let all their tanods
attend the one-day activity. ”Each municipality is requested to send
all their tanods and to provide their transportation, while the
provincial government through the PPOC will provide the lunch and
snacks for the attendees,” Mercado disclosed.
There are a total of
3,452 barangay tanods provincewide. All barangay Tanods of Maasin City
are expected to participate.
Other participants to
the upcoming tanod congress are the provincial officials,
municipal/city mayors, vice mayors, peace and order barangay chairmen,
PPOC members, fire marshals, among others concerned.
National Police (PNP), Philippine Army (PA) and the Department of
Interior and Local Government (DILG) will give some inputs and share a
lecture on the laws that can be implemented by the local tanods.
The PPOC also filed
a resolution inviting DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo to grace the
Barangay Tanod Congress.