Ifugao town police chief trains BPATs on martial arts, arnis

KIANGAN, Ifugao, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- Determined to make all the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) capacitated to help the police maintain peace and order in the municipality, the chief of police here initiated their training on basic martial arts and arnis  for self-defense.


Police/Chief Inspector Roy Awisan hopes to finish the training of BPATS in 14 barangays of this town by the second week of March. A black belt in Aikido and Wushu, Awisan himself conducts and supervises the training. This he said will be his contribution and as a show of gratitude for all the support, cooperation and assistance that the people and officials of Kiangan are providing to the police.

To provide the other basic needs of the BPATs, Awisan together with the Police Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) will spearhead a concert for a cause on March 16 of which the proceeds will be used to purchase the basic gears and equipment of the BPATs like baton, flashlight, boots, handcuff, raincoat, caps, among others.

Awisan earlier gained the support and cooperation of the municipal government and the community for the implementation of projects to make the police more efficient and effective in law enforcement such as the construction of Community Police Action Centers one at the boundary of Kiangan and Lagawe and another at Barangay Poblacion, the construction of the perimeter fence and advance post at the Kiangan Municipal Police Station and the implementation of the police best practice to help reduce the number of children in conflict with the law (CICL) in the community.

This police best practice called Police Action Giving Attention to the Negative Growth of Out-of-school youths (PAGANGO) is now on its third year of implementation. It is designed to help the CICL become more productive and responsible citizens of the community imbued with moral values by giving them worthwhile activities instead of loitering around such as spiritual lessons, sports, music lessons, community volunteer service and livelihood skills training. Daniel Codamon (JDP/DBC-PIA CAR Ifugao)


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