BULACAN: Some 55 Philippine Army (PA) personnel and 39 Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel under the Bayanihan Team will be deployed in nine barangays in Bulacan and two barangays in Nueva Ecija following a send off ceremony this Monday.
The operation, headed by Major Yacob M Usman, Bayanihan Team Activity (BTA) commander, is aimed to augment the current forces in sustaining peace and development in their respective deployment areas.
The 48th Infantry (Guardians) Battalion, 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, PA, together with Bulacan and Nueva Ecija Provincial Police Offices will conduct the simultaneous send-off for the Teams in the municipalities of Doňa Remedios Trinidad and San Miguel in Bulacan, and in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija.
Colonel Felimon Santos Jr., commander of 703rd Brigade, 7ID, PA, said the deployment areas were chosen specifically being the New People’s Army’s mobility corridors and for having crime incidents which are difficult for the local law enforcers to immediately address.
During the send-off, a Memorandum of Understanding for the BTA will be signed between the 48IB and the heads of LGUs concerned.