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Tuesday, 24 October 2023

MOU inked to prevent crime,  CTG recruitment in Caraga schools

BUTUAN CITY -- To prevent crime and recruitment of the communist terrorist group (CTG) to students from all levels of learning institutions in Caraga, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the regional line agencies namely, Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Education (DepEd), and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday, October 23. 

Part of the MOU is the creation of the Student Crime Prevention Committee, composed of the Supreme Student Council (SSC) president, vice president, secretary, and members who are either president or vice president of the student councils of schools in secondary and senior high, as well as all officers of all courses at the college level.

Meanwhile, a board of advisers shall also be created, with the school head as chairperson, the chief of police as vice chairperson, and members from the SSC adviser, the punong barangay where the school is located, the Parent-Teacher Association or Parentt-Teacher and Community Association president, and representative of the interfaith sector to be designated by the school head.

Based on the MOU, the police regional office can conduct lectures or seminar workshops on crime prevention and criminal justice, counter-terrorism awareness, drug awareness, and community involvement within the school campuses.

Under the “Pulis Ko, Teacher Ko” program of the PNP, police officers who are licensed teachers will guide the students to enhance their moral foundation and strengthen resistance to CTG recruitment activities and other crimes.

“We need to protect our students, as they are the most vulnerable sector targeted by the CTG for recruitment. We have a solemn responsibility to protect and guide them to stay away from the clutches of such organizations and ensure they have the opportunity to grow in a safe school environment,” Police Regional Office (PRO)-13 Caraga regional director John Kirby Kraft emphasized. (PRO-13/PIA Caraga)