This was agreed upon yesterday by Lt. Col. Gilmar Galicia, Commanding Officer of the 3,000-strong CAFGU and Army soldiers, and Gov. Abet S. Garcia during their meeting held at the Governor’s Office in this City yesterday morning.
The additional CAFGU personnel will be detailed along the circumferential road, coastal and forested areas of Bataan to help the police maintain peace and order and at the same time protect the remaining forested areas of Bataan.
“I want the circumferential road to be always free from traffic hazards and that the smooth flow of traffic is always maintained,” Gov. Garcia told Col. Galicia.
Col. Galicia assured the governor that his men will not only run after insurgents, if there are, but will also help in protecting the forested mountains and coastal areas of Bataan.
The CAFGUs play a major role in the campaign against illegal logging and in preserving the coastal areas since they have already started propagating coral reefs along the waters off Bagac town, a laudable job undertaken by Col. Galicia and his men. “This (coral reef) is one attraction to the delegates of the APEC meeting to be held here,” said Col. Galicia.
In turn, Gov. Garcia assured them of his support to the deployment and operation of the CAFGU, noting that these personnel will work for the interest of Bataan.