SP okays allowance for tanods

Barangay Tanods in the City will soon receive a Two Thousand Pesos (P 2000) incentive from the City Government, once approved by the City Mayor, Evelio R. Leonardia.

This is after the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod recently approved on its final reading the ordinance providing allowance of P2, 000 to barangay tanods who perform auxiliary duties in their respective police stations or with the Public Order and Safety Office (POSO).

The ordinance which recognizes the importance of Barangay Tanods in the maintenance of peace and order in the communities is authored by Councilor Caesar Z. Distrito, the Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations and Finance with Councilors Cindy Rojas, Renecito Novero, Em Legaspi Ang, Ricardo Tan, Bart Orola, Sonya Verdeflor, Elmer Sy and Dindo Ramos.

The main purpose of the ordinance is for the tanods who will serve as force multipliers that will assist our policemen and the City Government in maintaining peace and order.

The ordinance provides that aside from performing auxiliary duties, there are qualifications and requirements needed in order for barangay tanods to avail the incentive from the City.

The qualifications that the tanods should have is that they have been working as a tanod for atleast two (2) years, have undergone self-defense training and basic law enforcement seminar as conducted by the BCPO and the POSO, must be between the ages of 18-60 years of age, should be physically fit and must perform auxiliary duties with the Police Station or the POSO for atleast 72 hours.

Auxiliary duties covers assisting the police in conducting patrolling or roving operations, assisting in the traffic management and enforcement and assigned as guard on duty in public schools, police stations or in areas with high incidence of crimes in their barangay.

Moreover, the ordinance provides an initial funding of P 2Million for its implementation.*



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