SAVING GANG MEMBERS. Col. Canilo Fuentes, chief of the Butuan City Police Office, calls on the young people–especially those involved in gangs–to take advantage of the free training program under the local police’s ‘Project Gangnam’. In an interview on Thursday, Fuentes says the partnership with the local government and national line agencies such as the Technical Education Skills Development Authority, the program has employed at least 20 former gang members. (PNA photo by Alexander Lopez)
BUTUAN CITY – Hanney Lou Quiamjot virtually grew up on the streets, where he can be seen even in the wee hours of the night with his gang. “I had no clear direction in life. We stayed on the streets until dawn. Oftentimes we were engaged in riots with other gangs and would end up in jail,” Quiamjot said. Quiamjot is one of the many former gang members who managed to make a turnaround and became productive individuals under the “Project Gangnam” of the Butuan City Police Office (BCPO). Under the program, BCPO partners with the local government, national line agencies, and local businesses to provide vocational and livelihood training to former gang members. BCPO and its partners would then match successful trainees to local employers, or help them start a business of their own. Quiamjot, now 23, graduated from the program in 2018 and is now a certified welder after completing the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). He now works as a full-time welder at a local establishment and is thinking about finding work overseas. “Aside from my regular work, I also receive calls for welding works in our community. I thank the BCPO for the guidance and the opportunity to change my life,” Quiamjot said. Quiamjot is one of the many former gang members who got a new lease on life under the police-initiated project.
Launching of Project P.A.M.A.H.A.W.
On January 22, 2020 at about 7:45AM, personnel of BCPS3 headed by PCPT EMERSON L ALIPIT, Acting Station Commander conducts Launching of Project P.A.M.A.H.A.W. (Pakaon Aron Makatabang ug Alalay sa atong Higalang kabataan Aron Malikay ug Wagtangon ang dili maayo na binuhatan). with 35 Street Children beneficiaries, held at BCPS3 Grounds, Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City.
Distribution of Towels and Free Haircut
Junior Police and Tanod Mobilization During the 33rd Grand Kahimunan Festival 2020
Butuan City Police Station 3 headed by PCPT EMERSON L ALIPIT, COP, Mobilizes the 19 Junior Police Students of Libertad Integrated Secondary School, and 17 BPATs of Brgy Libertad during the “33RD KAHIMUNAN FESTIVAL 2020” in honor to “Sr. Sto Niño” the Patron Saint of Sr. Sto. Niño Diocesan Shrine Parish, Brgy Libertad Butuan City on January 19, 2020 at about 12:22PM.
KKDAT Induction of officers Officers
PCOL CANILO A FUENTES, Acting City Director, BCPO, officiates the OATH Taking Ceremony of the newly elected “BCPO KKDAT Officers”, during the Induction Program conducted by PMAJ SANDY D DACERA, Chief CAD Branch on January 20, 2020, 4:00PM, at BCPO Conference Room, JC Aquino Avenue, Butuan City.