PB Dela Cruz leads village watchmen’s “elite training”

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ORANI, Bataan – Newly-elected village chief of Barangay Mulawin of this first-class municipality, Punong Barangay Marvin Del Cruz recently led the intensified training for his barangay peacekeeping action team or BPATs.

Commonly known as “barangay tanods” Dela Cruz said he wants all his village watchmen to be well-educated with proper knowledge at par with what the country’s major law enforcers possess.

Barangay Mulawin’s village watchmen have undergone a five-day (40 hours) training on the basics of the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act; Scene of the Crime Operation First Responder’s Role; Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection Against Child Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination; Correspondence and Report Writing; Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002; Barangay Drug Clearing Operations and Physical Conditioning.

Among the speakers were Balanga Police Chief, Supt. Byron Allatog, a multi awarded police official; Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO), Bataan Provincial Crime Laboratory chief, Police Chief Insp. Ailyn Perez; PO2 Reynaldo Viray; PO2 Jobelle Hugo and SPO1 Francis Francisco.

“Bilang bagong Punong Barangay ng Mulawin gusto ko educated at disiplinado lahat ng mga barangay tanod natin para sa episyente at maayos na paglilingkod bayan,” Dela Cruz told newsmen.

Dela Cruz, a well-established businessman engaged in trucking and hauling industry, ran unopposed during the recent Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in this town.