ILOILO CITY, June 13 The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) office here asked for the support of local government units, especially village officials, in its annual search for Outstanding Barangay Tanod.
Clyne Deocampo, chief of the DILG Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED), said that members of Regional Management Coordinating Committee (RMCC), chaired by regional director Evelyn Trompeta, geared up for the search that would kick off this July.
The search will culminate in September with the awarding ceremony to cap the celebration of the National Crime Prevention Week.
The annual search is a pioneer project of the RMCC 6 to recognize the contribution of volunteer peace-keepers at the barangay level. The search covers the legal basis for the organization of the barangay tanod, organization and functional structure, logistical and financial support, trainings, support facilities and equipment as well as accomplishments.
It has four categories, namely the outstanding individual tanod, outstanding group tanod, heroism award and posthumous award.
Among others, the award hopes to provide incentives to best performing barangay tanods; strengthen the volunteer system and auxiliary network between and among public and private responders; strengthen the monitoring system at various levels and provide a vehicle for improvement of skills, knowledge and techniques in pursuit of the preservation of peace and order and public safety. (PNA) RMA/ajp/PGLena/vlo