Governor lauds AFP, PNP steps versus insurgency, criminality

Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson lauded the strategic steps of the police and military in the fight against insurgency and criminality, during the closing ceremony of the workshop on the Coordinated Combat Operation Implementation of Joint Enhanced Military and Police Operations held in Bacolod City, Thursday, November 12.

The three-day workshop, held at StoneHill Suites in Bacolod City, was participated in by police and military officers from Regions 6, 7, and 8.

“Today’s activity is proof that our forces intend not only to fight hard, but to fight smart. We are in a rare and historic time and we have to make use of everything at our disposal – knowledge, strategy and resources, and I am confident that we can make this work,” Lacson said.

“This a strategic step in our fight against insurgency, terrorism, narco-terrorism and criminality,” he added.

There is a need to do what is necessary to promote and keep peace and order and to safeguard national interest and security, he said.

Lacson also thanked the PNP and AFP for their selfless and courageous service, bravery and commitment.

Negros Occ. Vice Gov. Jeffrey Ferrer, Police Brig. General Nickson Muksan – deputy director of the Directorates for Integrated Police Operations – Visayas, Col. Inocencio Pasaporte – 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and Colonel Romy Palgue – Negros Occ. Police provincial director, were also present.*

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