114 C. Visayas cops finish ISO training under Army’s tutelage


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By: Jennifer P. Rendon

The Central Visayas police force is expected to gain more teeth in its fight against the government’s anti-insurgency campaign following the completion of the PNP Internal Security Operations (PISO) Training of its personnel.

On Wednesday, 114 police personnel from the Police Regional Office 7 (PRO-7) completed their training at the 3rd Division Training School (3DTS) in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz.

Major General Dinoh Dolina, 3rd Infantry Division commander, and Police Brigadier General Debold Sinas, Central Visayas police chief, witnessed the closing ceremony of the PNP ISO training.

Started on July 16, the training is part of the collaborative efforts of the Army and PNP in implementing internal security operations through the expanded cross-trained training of more or less 30 to 45 days.

It is designed to train and equip PNP personnel with right attitude, knowledge, skills, and capability on public safety in order to secure the people against criminality, violence, terrorism and threats of insurgency.

For Dolina, undergoing more than a month of training was a commendable act because the police graduates have endured the training in their aim to be the best guerilla fighters in the Visayas.

He also thanked Sinas for picking Camp Peralta as their training ground for PRO-7’s potential counter-insurgents.

“Having a common denominator with our soldiers here in Visayas brings our organizations closer to each other, thus making our jobs easier,” he said.

Solinap believed that the training is a collaborative effort between the Army and the PNP in taking serious action to capacitate the PRO-7 and taking the lead in the fight against insurgents in Army and PNP joint area of operations.

It can be recalled that the 3DTS also catered the PNP Basic Internal Security Course (BISOC) of 317 police personnel from Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6).

They completed the course on May 3, 2019.

They were trained by 25 Community Support Program (CSP) instructors from 3ID.