Drive vs Terrorism Goes into High Gear; 70 Personnel of PCTC & Other Concerned Agencies Complete Training Courses with Representatives from UK & Australia
Byline: ELENA L. ABEN
The Philippine Center on Transnational Crime (PCTC) and its counterpart agencies went into high gear in the campaign against terrorism as some 70 personnel from the PCTC and other concerned agencies completed training courses in crisis management and intelligence operations with representatives from the United Kingdom and Australia to further enhance their capability in dealing with terrorist threats.
Aside from the PCTC personnel, others who also participated were from the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Intelligence Central Agency (NICA), Department of National Defense (DND), Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Presidential Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER), Department of Health (DoH), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Some 45 personnel from various agencies involved in anti-terrorism and crisis management operations have taken part in the Design and Running Exercises Workshop and the Silver Commanders Course held at the Fontana Leisure Park, Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.
The activity was aimed at enhancing the skills in the prevention and consequence management of terrorism of participants selected from the different agencies concerned with anti-terror operations and was facilitated through a bilateral agreement forged under the RP-UK Crisis Management Assistance Program. …