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566 neophyte cops fielded vs. NPA, threat groups

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

A total of 536 neophyte police officers who will be assigned at the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 and police provincial mobile force companies in Western Visayas are expected to be fielded in the fight against the New People’s Army and other threat groups.

This was after they completed the mandatory three months of Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) at Camp Jalandoni in Sara, Iloilo, on February 8.

BISOC, which is a mandatory training for police officers, equips police rookies with the necessary knowledge and skills on counter-insurgency operations, both on rural or urban terrain, according to PLt. Col. Arnel Solis, regional police spokesman.

Solis added the training also developed and honed their values and attitude to enable them to be adaptable to any environment, making them capable and responsible to handle any assigned tasks.

Of the 566 BISOC graduates,518 are males and 48 are women.

PBrig. Gen. Flynn Dongbo, in his speech during graduation rites held at Camp Martin Delgado on Tuesday, reminded the neophyte police officers to perform professionally, in accordance with the rules and regulations of the organization, once they are deployed to actual duties in the field.

Dongbo said that the neophyte police officers will be deployed anywhere in the region, adding that they will be performing different tasks such as anti-insurgency, public safety and special law enforcement operations.*

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