Fort Ramon Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – To enhance the Army’s skills in the conduct of Law Enforcement Support Operations, the 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB) conducted a 3-day Checkpoint Operations Training at the Headquarters of 91IB in Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora on May 12-14, 2020.
The training was in preparation for the expected implementation of a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). It was attended by 24 Army personnel of the 91IB, 10 reservists, 17 CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAA), and four (4) personnel from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The Guest Speaker during the closing ceremony of said training, Police Colonel Raul C. Siriban, Director of the Aurora Police Provincial Police, declared the participants as graduates.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Colonel Reandrew P. Rubio, the 91IB Acting Commanding Officer, expressed his profound gratitude to the Aurora Police Provincial Office and the PNP Highway Patrol Group for providing knowledgeable resource speakers who are also subject matter experts in the conduct of checkpoint operations. “The conduct of simulation exercises as part of the training module will certainly improve the future conduct of checkpoint operations targeting terrorist groups and other lawless elements.”
Relatedly, Colonel Andrew D. Costelo, Commander of the 703rd Infantry (Agila) Brigade, commended the initiative of the unit and thanked the the reservists, CAAs, and DENR personnel for participating in the training. He likewise extended his appreciation to the PNP for their skillful lectures.