Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- Police Regional Office 3's efforts to sustain its achievements of convincing active and former members of CTGs and CNTs to return to the folds of law and embrace new lives while continuously warding off vulnerable sectors and the youth from deceptive recruitment tactics, youths and parents in Baliwag town were drawn closer to peace and economic development as about 60 citizens underwent a seminar on public safety and beads accessories making at Brgy. Sto. Cristo, Baliwag on March 17.
The participants who came from various barangays joined the Seminar on Peace, Leadership and Community Development and the Livelihood Training Program organized by Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando’s civic organization Damayang Filipino Movement Inc. (DFMI) in partnership with PNP PRO3 and Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT).
Under the guidance of PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 3, informed the youth about the deceptive tactics of communist terrorist groups that steer people away from safety and society.
Present in the activities to empower the citizens were Baliwag Councilor Madette Quimpo, PLTCOL FELIPE B MARAGGUN, Force Commander of 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, together with personnel of Baliwag Municipal Police Station, Damayang Filipino Movement Inc. Chairperson Wilfredo V. Santiago, DF Kabataaan and KKDAT Region 3 Adviser Jose Mari M. Garcia, Ms. Krismae Santos from the Provincial Government of Bulacan, and the various municipal coordinators and training facilitators.
PRO3 Head PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON said that the activities are in line with Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) advocacy in support to President Duterte's stand against terrorism, Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando's program Damayang Filipino, as well as to PNP's advocacy: Kakampi Mo Laban sa Pandemya, Ilegal na Droga, Kurapsyon, at Terorismo. (PIO-3)