CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry Division holds the Cafgu Active Auxiliary II (CAA-II) Administrative Forum Tuesday, August 17, with the LGUs of Zamboanga Peninsula and the private agencies.
The CAA-II was established to assist the AFP regular force and the local government authorities in the protection of life and property within the business company’s or LGU’s territorial jurisdiction.
During the forum, Col. Edgar Allan S. Villanueva, the Acting Commanding Officer of the 1st Division Cafgu Affairs Unit (DCAU), 1ID, presented a briefing focusing on the benefits of the Memorandum of Agreement of CAA1 and CAA2.
Issues and concerns raised by the LGUs and the private agencies were addressed during the open forum through the Division staff and the Division commander, Maj.Gen. Gene M. Ponio.
In his message, Brig. Gen. Bagnus P. Gaerlan Jr, the Assistant Division Commander, 1ID, thanked the services rendered by the Special Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary (SCAA). Gaerlan mentioned the important role of CAA and SCAA in securing the areas and business establishments.
Present during the activity are the LGUs from Dipolog, Dapitan, Iligan, and Lamitan City; Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur; the TVI Resource Development Phils. Inc.; and the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).