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The Public, Order, and Safety Office (POSO) headed by Engr. Dionisio Falgui III reminded their POSO officers of their responsibility through End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) Seminar held today, October 26, 2021.
Present to extend the city government’s message was Henry Gupaal, representative of the Mayor’s Office, and Enrique Balliang, adviser of Public, Order, and Safety.
Gupaal mentioned the recently launched ground-breaking ceremony of the new Bulanao Public Market and thanked the POSO for their exemplary performance.
They encouraged the officers to be on the side of development and to keep track of it and aid the City Mayor Darwin Estrañero in his pursuit of maintaining peace in the city.
According to Balliang, if the city is governed with peace and promoted with security, the more businesses it will attract. “Businesses are the engine of a place to progressive development. I am convinced of the development that our Mayor laid down,” he added.
Per report, the development for the past 3 years was made possible through the efforts of PNP and POSO enforcers to assist the city as well as the military in keeping the city free from insurgency and other such activities.
The two city government representatives reminded the POSO how important their job to the city is. They reiterated that they are not just the highway enforcers but also the guardians of order in the city. “The more passersby criticize and get mad at you, the more effective you are as a POSO enforcer,” Balliang stressed.
POSO Personnel Mirriam Buslig narrated how communism affected the Kalinga people physically and psychologically at least 50 years ago.
During those days, instead of imparting the Kalinga children with basic education, they educate them on how to hold and load a gun. Hence, Buslig emphasized not to let history repeat itself.
“If one has a problem with the government and its governing bodies, don’t resort to violence. What you should do is to ask for transparency or otherwise, take action as early as choosing who will govern. There are always peaceful ways to deal with things,” Buslig said. By Rio Dongcayan Bassong