Simulation Exercise Commences in efforts to Secure Businesses in MisOR

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – In coordination with the Joint Peace Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC), the 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion facilitated the Critical Infrastructure and Protection Security Operations (CIPSO) Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) on Arson Activities by Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs) at AVP Pamatong Construction Site, Barangay Sta. Ana, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, March 10, 2021.

Simulation exercises will be performed in various municipalities of Misamis Oriental following the joint efforts of government forces in completing and improving the CIPSO Implementing Rules and Regulations.

The Simex aims to synchronize immediate actions and response in an arson through a drill that might result in property damages and wounded victims who would be dealt with by every departments such as the Municipal Police Stations, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO), the EODK9 Units of Police Provincial office, Municipal Local Government Operations Office (MLGOO) and the 58IB.

The first CIPSO simulation exercise in Tagoloan was spearheaded by Lt. Col. Ricky L. Canatoy the Commanding Officer of 58IB, together with Police Lt. Col. Alexander E. Eugenio of Misamis Oriental Police Provincial Office and was participated by the BFP led by SFO4 Edsel C. Salvana.

As a result, the Simex was completed on time and in accordance with proper safety operating procedures developed by the JPSCC. The simulation also culminated in the harmonious involvement of multiple entities in the resolution of atrocities made by CTGs.

“The CIPSO activities are generally in line with EO 70’s Whole of the Nation Approach to counterinsurgency,” said Lt. Col. Canatoy. This campaign covers not only insurgency issues but also various disasters and crimes that occur within the community. Simex drills will undoubtedly bring our forces together in equipping and training our protectors against those who seek to create confusion and conflict in the region. We plan to perform simulation activities on a regular basis in our field of service since this is a good example of how easily things can be done when people work together in times of adversity.” Lt. Col. Canatoy also lauded and thanked AVP Construction Inc’s delegate, Engr Johny T Cortez, Site Engr, for enabling the Simulation exercise to take place in their facility.

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