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33 Punong Brgys in Angeles City support to anti-terror drive of gov't

Philippine Information Agency
04 Aug 2020, 00:38 GMT+10

ANGELES CITY, Aug.3 (PIA) -- A total of 33 Punong Barangays in Angeles City expressed support to the anti-terrorism drive of the government.

They made their pledge during the Awareness on Communism, Terrorism and Security for Peace 2020 forum organized held Wednesday at the Angeles City Police Office Covered Court.

"The activity aims to provide a better understanding of the newly-signed Anti-Terrorism Law and Executive Order No. 70 of President Duterte," Army 48th Infantry Battalion (48IB) Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Felix Emeterio Valdez said.

Resource persons include Coalition for Security Toward Peace Lead Convener and Executive Director Frederick Mikhail Farolan and representatives from 48IB, Angeles City Police Office, Department of the Interior and Local Government and Patrol Partylist.

"We have been persistent together with our police counterparts on ways on how to impart information and awareness to the people in our area of operations. This is to avoid misinformation and to promote harmony in the implementation of the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020. This endeavor will continue and, together with our police counterparts, we will reach out to every corner of our area of operations to inform and to impart regarding the new law," Valdez added.

In a statement, 703rd Brigade Commander Brigadier General Andrew Costelo said this is a good step of the 48IB for the Punong Barangays to be made aware of the true and clear provisions of the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020.

"Alongside with the Executive Order No. 70, it is necessary that barangay executives will be equipped with true and needed information regarding the law to avoid confusion and to synchronize the effort towards peace and development," the official furthered. (CLJD-PIA 3)

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