13 August 2013

Barangay patrol personnel now deputized to keep Olongapo City streets safe

OLONGAPO CITY - Barangay Patrol Personnel (BPAT) of the city is now set to be deputized after undergoing a 3 day seminar facilitated by the City Traffic Management and Public Safety (OTMPS), in coordination with the Barangay Affairs Office.

The 3-day seminar dubbed as “Barangay Traffic Aide Training Seminar” is aimed to enhance their basic knowledge in traffic rules and public safety.

Thirty-Three BPATS from different barangay underwent the training facilitated by the OTMPS.

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino said that the seminar would greatly increase OTMPS span, as trained BPATS could be used as multipliers if needed.

Ret. Maj. Camilo Pablo, head of the OTMPS said that the city could deputize the BPAT members who went under training by way of an executive order issued by the mayor.

“Tanods can issue citation ticket to public utilities vehicles only but not to private vehicle and help in keeping the traffic smooth flowing and help pedestrians especially children cross safely.” Pablo said.

Leony Jimenez, head of the barangay affairs office said that the training would greatly help members of the BPATS to do their jobs in their respective areas.

“Alam na nila ngayon ang do’s and don’t’s ng traffic, yung tamang pagpapatawid sa mga estudyante at yung unang gagawin incase na may di magandang mangyari sa traffic,” Jimenez said. (Pao/08132013)

Mayor Rolen Paulino hands over certificates of training and seminar completion to Barangay Police Action Team(BPAT) from different Barangays around the city who were able to finish the seminar regarding Deputizing the city’s BPAT personnel on traffic rules.