Barangay South Poblacion, Masinloc, Zambales under the leadership of Punong Barangay Orlino E. Ednilao—in coordination with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)—conducted an enhancement training and seminar for barangay tanods on July 15, 2020 to upscale their knowledge and skills in enforcing measures against COVID- 19.

LGOO VI Cindy C. Cagalitan, municipal local government operations officer of Masinloc, stressed the important roles of barangay tanods in the implementation of municipal ordinances, Disiplina Muna program—keeping Masinloc COVID-19-free.

PSSG Loris C. Maranoc, PLT Jack R. Apolinario, and PSSG Fred P. Paltep Jr. of the Masinloc Police Station discussed laws that protect women and their children from violence, safety protocols during the pandemic and the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. Moreover, arnis fighting techniques were also taught by the representative from the 23rd Special Action Force (SAF).

Barangay tanods are vital front liners that will help ensure that the barangay is able to deliver its mandated functionwhich is to ensure the safety of its constituents.

By: LGOO VI Cindy C. Cagalitan