The provincial government led by Governor Amado I. Espino III is all set in staging the Provincial Security Summit on September 10-11 at the Sison Auditorium, Lingayen, Pangasinan.
“The summit aims to bring together all community leaders and stakeholders in the province and to inform them about security issues and protocols embedded therein as well as to capacitate them for preparedness and resiliency,” said Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Rhodyn Luchinvar Oro, event organizer.
Participating in the security summit are barangay captains, municipal and city disaster risk reduction and management officers, Department of Education schools divisions based in the province to be represented by district coordinators.
“In light of the recent events concerning security issues surrounding the country, there is a need for barangay, as the basic unit of governance, to understand the overall situation as the issue might escalate and involve Northern Luzon,” Oro said.
The provincial government has tapped the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Pangasinan, Pangasinan – Police Provincial Office (PPO), and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as event partners.
Topics to be discussed during the security summit include: Understanding Violent Extremism, Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo, Role of the Barangay Based Institution in Peace and Order, and Security, Swine Disease Situationer, and Barangay DRRM Updates.
Expected to attend the summit are Pangasinan PPO Acting Provincial Director Redrico Maranan, AFP Brigade Commander Audrey Pasia (702 BDE, 71D), and DILG Pangasinan OIC Provincial Director Randy dela Rosa.
/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca