After 45 days of backbreaking training, 122 Tacurong residents have finally completed the requirement to become full-fledged CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (CAA).

The graduates were given their certificates of completion during a program where they were presented to Mayor Angelo Montilla and other officials at the city hall grounds on September 28, 2020.

Last week, a separate graduation rites were also done at the Army’s 6th Infantry Division CAA Training Base in Barangay Taviran, Datu Odin sinsuat, Maguindanao where CAAs had undergone training.

The army training team also recognized the top three completers of the concluded Basic Military Training. Kim Hachuela topped his class after getting an average grade of 91%, while ReymondHuinda (88%) and Gilbert Amondong, Jr. (86%) came in second and third, respectively. Hachuela was also awarded with the Physical Fitness Proficiency Award.

The Local Government Unit of Tacurong City and the 6th IDearlier entered into a Memorandum of Agreement to form a one-company of CAA to be deployed in various parts of the city.

As a budding city in Region XII, Tacurong has become vulnerable to security threats.The activation of CAAs will not only complement the efforts of AFP regular troops but will also empower residents to have a direct participation in the maintenance of peace and development in the locality.

It was former Mayor Lina Montillawho worked out the activation of CAA during her last term as mayor.

“The CAA activation has long been thought about, and realizing it now would surely bolster the security of the city since the auxiliaries will serve as force multiplier to our military and police forces”, the former mayor said.

Under the MOA, the army will provide the CAA aspirants with the basic military training as well as firearms during the training up to their actual deployment.Meanwhile, the LGU will provide funding for the subsistence allowances of the CAAs. The LGU will also provide for their uniforms.

In his message during the CAA graduates’ presentation at the city hall grounds, Mayor Angelo Montillaurged them to take their job seriously and with dedication. “Ginhatagankamo sang oportunidadkagpagsaligngaserbisyuhanangatonsiyudad. Kinahanglanninyongaibalikangpagsaligpinaagisasinseroninyongatrabaho”, the mayor said.

The LGU had allocated an initial P9 million fund for training expenses, uniforms, and subsistence allowances of the CAAs.(LGU Information)