By Nitz Arancon
NORTHERN Mindanao police and the Army’s 4th Infantry Division has recently inked an agreement to launch a joint internal security training.
Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Lemuel Gonda said the agreement was signed at their headquarter’s conference room between Camp Alagar Regional Director Chief Supt. Timoteo Pacleb and 4ID commander Major Gen. Ronald Villanueva.
Gonda said the agreement aims to “cross-train” the police and the soldiers on internal security operation capability.
The police would train the soldiers on handling investigations while the soldiers would teach the police military training courses, Gonda explained.
In another development, Pacleb and Villanueva presented four alleged members of the communist New People’s Army to media after the signing ceremony of the joint internal security operation agreement.
Gonda did not give the names of the alleged rebels except that they operated in the province of Bukidnon and surrendered to authorities on Feb. 21 in Sitio Bulacao, Barangay Concepcion, Valencia City.
The four alleged rebels, Gonda added, surrendered to Senior Supt. Benedicto Pintor, chief of Bukidnon’s Provincial Mobile Force Company and Lt. Col. Randy Remonte, chief of 4ID’s 88th Infantry Battalion under the 403rd Brigade.