BONTOC, Mountain Province – The municipal government reaffirms its steadfast commitment to fostering peace and order across its 16 barangays through the provision of financial assistance to barangay tanods or Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) and the members of the Katarungang Barangay (Lupon).
Each of the 16 barangays in this capital town received ₱25,000 for their barangay tanods or BPATs while ₱20,000 was given to each barangay for the members of the Lupon.
In his message, Mayor Jerome “Chagsen” Tudlong, Jr., highlighted the crucial role played by the barangay tanods and the Lupon in maintaining peace and order within the municipality and commended the dedication and hard work of the BPATs and Lupon members, highlighting their role as frontliners in addressing issues at the grassroots level.
“Our barangay tanods and Lupon members serve as the frontliners in addressing disputes and maintaining order in our barangays. They play a crucial role in resolving conflicts and ensuring that our community remains a safe and harmonious place for everyone,” Tudlong added.
Meanwhile, Municipal Administrator Eric Fulangen, Sr., highlighted the collaborative efforts between the local government and the community in promoting peace and order in the municipality.
The turnover of the financial assistance was held on January 9, 2024, at the Municipal Capitol Auditorium. By Aprilyn P. Tudlong and Christy Mae C. Pangesfan