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ACTIVATION AND STRENGTHENING BARANGAY PEACE ACTION TEAMS (BPATS) ORGANIZATION AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

The DILG-ARMM conducted the three (3) days activity entitled “Activation and Strengthening of BPATs

Organization and Capacity Development, which is under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-Humanitarian and Development Action Plan (ARMM-HDAP), covering the 2nd District of the Province of Maguindanao. The theme is “The Community is the Police and the Police is the Community.” This was conducted at Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant, Cotabato City, on March 21, 22, and 23, 2016. It was attended by 110 participants covering eleven (11) barangays of Maguindanao, in specific, nine (9) BPATs members and one (1) Barangay Captain for each barangay.

The purpose of the activity was to make the BPATS members operational in terms of their roles in: (a) disaster preparedness and response; (b) barangay justice system; (c) peace, order and public safety plan; (d) anti-drugs abuse; (e) practical handcuffing, patrolling, check point operation, traffic management; (f) and basic life-saving procedure.