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Southern Leyte Tanod Congress

June 28, 2012

MAASIN CITY  –  More than three thousand members of the tanod brigade from 500 barangays in Southern Leyte trooped to the Maasin City Gym Tuesday, June 26, 2012 to attend the 2nd Provincial Tanod Congress sponsored by the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC).

The event was graced by DILG Regional Director Pedro A. Noval, Jr. upon invitation of Governor Damian G. Mercado.

Director Noval conveyed his pleasure in seeing how active the tanods are in serving the barangays.  In his speech, RD Noval stressed that the barangay tanods are the dynamic force multipliers.  He regarded them as heroes insofar as the maintenance of peace and order in the barangays is concerned.  He commended Governor Mercado for spearheading the activity and for affording tanod insurance.

Thru a ceremonial turnover of tanod paraphernalia witnessed by Customs Deputy Commissioner Danilo D. Lim, the barangay tanods received accident insurance, IDs, vests, and flashlights.  General Lim, who was the guest of honor, challenged the barangay tanods to be part of the solution against corruption.  While stressing the value of their volunteerism and sacrifice to promote peace and order, the retired army general branded the tanods as the new breed of heroes and the backbone in community-building.

The Tanod Congress was also attended by Vice-Governor Mike Maamo with all the member of the Provincial Board, City Mayor Maloney Samaco, 12 municipal mayors, 9 vice-mayors and their councilors.