- Written by LGOO II Neil Paul A. Fara-on
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 10 December 2018
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ILOILO CITY - As one of the strategies to address violent extremism, the Department of Interior and Local Government Region VI conducted the Orientation on the Enhanced Training Module on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) to target barangays in the region.
The first to conduct the Orientation in the Provincial level was Aklan on November 12-13, with 12 target barangays at Sampaguita Gardens Resort, New Washington, Aklan. It was followed by the Province of Antique on November 14-15 in San Jose de Buenavista, with 7 participating barangays.
The orientation was also conducted in the Province of Negros Occidental with 9 Barangays and Bacolod City with 4 Barangays on November 19-20 at the Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay City.
PCVE is an advocacy-oriented course which introduces its participants to the nature and operation of Violent Extremism. Violent extremism does not only affects the peace, order, and security of local communities, but also hinders their development.
The PCVE Orientation aims to bring the Filipino people at the same page in dealing with violent extremism: with a uniform point of view and unified endeavor in preventing and countering violent extremist ideologies and activities.
The orientation expounded the following topics: Strengthening Filipino Values, Cultural Sensitivity in the Filipino Setting, Violent Extremism Leading to Terrorism, Vulnerable Sectors in Radicalization and Violent Extremism, Community Anti-Terrorism Awareness (CATA) and The Bohol System and Purok System
The said topics were discussed by PSupt. Uldarico A. Garbanzos of the Philippine National Police and LGOO VI Rene D. Ato, and LGOO II Neil Paul A. Fara-on of the DILG Region 6.
Each barangay was represented by its Punong Barangay, Chief Tanod, Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman, and one Public School Teacher and PNP Officer.
The activity was rolled out to target barangays in Region 6, through the DILG Provincial Offices. (LGOO II Neil Paul A. Fara-on, DILG6)