A TOTAL of 360 Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu) Active Auxiliary recruits started their Basic Military Training at the headquarters of the 3rd Infantry Battalion (IB).
Philippine Army’s 1003rd Infantry Brigade (IBde) commander, Brigadier General Ernesto Torres Jr. said their training started on Wednesday during the training’s opening ceremony in Malagos, Calinan where the headquarters of the 3rd IB is located.
The recruits are seen to boost the security in Davao City.
Cafgu is a paramilitary unit composed of volunteer reservists organized into companies of personnel that are led by regular troops to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines in counter-insurgency activities. They are tasked to assist the troops in protecting the barangays from immediate threats as they are more familiar with their own communities.
The new batch of recruits all came from Davao City who will undergo 45-day training wherein they are expected to learn law enforcement operations. After completion, two companies will be deployed in the third district while the other company will be assigned in the second district.
With the prevailing security situation in Davao City due to threats of terrorism and insurgency, the new breed of Cafgu will further increase the manpower and strength of the troops in countering these threats.