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Oro Dads approve MOA with 4ID Phil. Army

In its regular session Monday, presided over by City Vice Mayor Bebot Rodriguez, the 20th City Council enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Rolando Klarex A. Uy to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, Philippine Army, covering the institutionalization of the Task Force Oro in Cagayan de Oro City.

In his letter to the City Council, Mayor Uy said the establishment of Task Force Oro is of utmost importance in addressing the current challenges faced by the City, particularly in maintaining peace and order, and ensuring the security, safety, and well-being of its constituents. It will also provide a framework for cooperation and collaboration between the City and the 4ID, geared towards the effectiveness of security measures and promotion of a safer environment for the people of Cagayan de Oro City, added the City Mayor.

Under the MOA, the City shall issue executive instruments or local legislations, whenever necessary, for the effective implementation of functions and mandated tasks of the Task Force Oro, which includes allowing the 4ID Diamond-Phil. Army to utilize its personnel, manpower, equipment, and facilities, subject to the proper coordination and protocol with the City Mayor and other authorized City officials.

The City shall also deliver the necessary technical assistance and take all steps in meeting the technical and operational needs of the 4ID, as deemed necessary, in achieving and implementing the activities of Task Force Oro, subject to the guidelines set by law.

Moreover, it shall also issue the necessary policies to mobilize its offices to assist the 4ID in its activities and programs of maintaining the peace and security, especially in deterring lawlessness and any forms and acts of terrorism within the city.

For its part, the 4ID Diamond-Phil. Army shall recommend the appropriate issuances and legislation to the City Mayor to suppress disorder and riot, or to apprehend violators of the law, and conduct other special operations as the City Mayor may direct in relation to its roles and responsibilities. It shall also be responsible for the successful implementation of the Task Force Oro mission, and functions, and perform such other functions in accordance to the instructions of the City Mayor, among others.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the Committees on Public Order and Safety, and on Laws and Rules chaired respectively by Councilors Romeo V. Calizo and Edgar S. Cabanlas.


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