The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 10, roll out to Barangays of the “Advocacy on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE)” goes full swing starting from selected barangays in the Municipality of Lantapan, Bukidnon.
DILG Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said that the virtual PCVE roll out covers 80 barangays in the different cities/municipalities of Bukidnon.
“Isip nga mga gipili nga opisyales ug mga sinaligan sa katawhan angay pud kitang mahibalo sa mga problema nga gi-atubang sa atung nasud ug unsa atung mga tahas ug gimbuhaton arun ma solbad kini,” Agabe said.
Said PCVE roll out aims to intensify awareness and involvement of the local communities in the implementation of the National Action Plan on PCVE and to develop a proactive attitude of the community in addressing violent extremism and other threats to peace and security.
Agabe said that by reiterating the modified PVE module to the communities, local residents will be able to strengthen their knowledge in the prevention of violent extremism.
Among the topics discussed during the virtual roll out were the regional peace and order situation updates, an overview of Barangay at Pulisya Laban sa Krimen (BPLK) and an overview of the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) warfare.
Considering the weak internet signal in upland and far-flung areas, the DILG 10 Regional Director said recordings of the discussions were prepared and distributed by DILG Bukidnon.
Among the participants from the target barangays are the punong barangay, SK chairperson, committee on peace and order chair, committee on women and children chair, the Lupon chair, the chief barangay tanod, barangay tanod and a public school teacher.
The PCVE virtual rollout is conducted in collaboration with DILG Bukidnon, 4ID, PNP PRO-10, BJMP 10 and BFP 10. Said training was divided into five sessions: (1) strengthening Filipino values, (2) violent extremism and terrorism problem in the Philippines, (3) vulnerable sectors in radicalization, (4) community anti-terrorism awareness, and (5) NAP on P/CVE.