160 Cordi cops undergo internal security operations training

By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb. 11 (PIA) —  One hundred sixty   police officers from the different police provincial and city offices in the Cordillera region  are undergoing   a special course on efficient internal security operations for the suppression of insurgency and other serious threats to security.
PNP Training Service Director Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac with Police Regional Office – Cordillera(PRO-Cor) officials led by Regional Director PBGen. R’win Pagkalinawan and Philex Mining Corporation representatives spearheaded the opening ceremony of the Basic Internal Security Operations Course (BISOC) at the Philex Mines tailings storage facility 2 in Itogon, Benguet on February 7, 2021.

 The 160 rookie police officers will undergo the  three-month rigid training that prepares police officers to be efficient in internal security operations.
The BISOC is a PNP specialized training that aims to equip and train police personnel on the different tactics and strategies in combat operations, develop maneuver skills and instill combat standard operating procedures during anti-insurgency operations, anti-criminality and anti-terrorism. It prepares them to be highly effective and efficient in their police functions even under extreme pressure while adhering to the PNP Human-Rights Based Policing.

In his message, Banac reiterated that the PNP Training Service continues to level-up all training programs to be able to produce highly capable and effective police officers instilled with discipline, integrity, and proper work ethics required in becoming professional public servants.

The training ground was provided by the Philex Mining Corporation as part of its thrusts to build partnerships with its stakeholders, empower individuals, help build self-reliance and sustainable communities and advocate peace and order within and around its areas of operation.
In September last year, the Philex management and the PRO-Cor signed a memorandum of agreement for the use of the tailings storage facility 2 and adjoining vicinities and access roads. Philex also allowed part of an adjoining vicinity of its TSF 2 as administration building and billeting areas for the police personnel, training staff and police trainees.
Meanwhile, Banac on February 8 led the awarding of the Medalya ng Kasanayan (PNP Efficiency Medal) to six Cordillera cops for their invaluable services during the Distinguished Visitors Program and Regular Monday Flag Raising Ceremony at the PRO-Cor Headquarters in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad.
Awardees were BISOC Training Committee member PLT Hugh Reginald Coplat and BISOC Training Staff PEMS Joseph Slade Filog for their service during the conduct of BISOC Class 2020-03 RCOR; SWAT Training Staff PEMS Louie Demot and SWAT Course Facilitator PEMS Julian Ngoslab for the successful conduct of PNP Special Weapons and Tactics Course; and PERC Training Committee member PMAJ Ramon Espiritu Jr. and PERC Course Facilitator PEMS Christopher Nebrida for the successful conduct of Police Explosive Reconnaissance Course. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)