DAVAO CITY- More than 500 Bahani members from ATA Ancestral Domain which covers 27 barangays from Paquibato, Calinan, Marilog and Matupe of San Fernando, Bukidnon attended the first-ever IPS Bahani(tribal guards) Summit in Brgy Malabog, Paquibato District, Davao City.
These Bahani members took their Oath of Allegiance to the government. Also, Barangay and IPS official had their ceremonial signing of Manifestation of support to the government and rejection of violence, intimidation and deceit of CPP-NPA.
This momentous event was facilitated by Peace 911 in collaboration with 16IB under LTC Rey Pasco and 1003Bde under Col Nolasco Mempin. Col Mempin told that this is a milestone in capacitating the Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) particularly their Peace Warriors/Tribal Guards/Bahani as this will further boost our Integrated Territorial Defense System in the Ancestral Domain.
This bahani will enhance the security and safety so that sustainable development could be attained in the IP communities.