Balanga City, Bataan—The Philippine Army will deploy 120 more Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units (CAFGU) personnel in Bataan to further ensure the existing stability of peace and order in the industrial province.
This was agreed upon by Lt. Col. Gilmar Galicia, Commanding Officer of the 3,000-strong CAFGU and Army soldiers, and Gov. Abet S. Garcia during their meeting at the Governor’s Office in Bulwagan, Balanga City yesterday morning.
The additional CAFGU personnel will be detailed along the circumferential road, coastal and forested areas of Bataan to help the police maintain peace and order and, at the same time, protect the remaining forested areas of Bataan.
“I also want the circumferential road to always be free of traffic hazards so that the smooth flow of traffic will be maintained,” Garcia ordered Galicia.
Galicia, assured that his men will not only run after insurgents but also help in protecting the forested mountains and coastal areas of Bataan.
The CAFGUs play a major role also not only in the campaign against illegal logging but also in preserving the coastal areas since they have already started propagating coral reefs along the waters off Bagac town.