LAMUT, Ifugao (PIA) - - Resource persons of the revitalized anti-rape project of the Ifugao Police Provincial Office (IPPO) dubbed “Pani-o” (taboo) were recently re-oriented and trained for effective and efficient project implementation.
IPPO Provincial Director Colonel James Mangili explained that Ifugao is not spared from social problems and crimes particularly rapes cases, hence the need to collaborate all efforts in addressing the problem.
The IPPO’s Women and Children Protection Desk data showed that from 2016 to October 2022, a total of 310 cases of rape were referred to the Prosecutor’s Office.
To address said concern, the IPPO is institutionalizing “Pani-o” as an anti-rape campaign, supplemented by the MKK=K (Malasakit, Kaayusan, Kapayapaan, and Kaunlaran) peace and security framework and the KASIMBAYANAN (Kapulisan, Simbahan, at Pamayanan) as anti-crime strategy.
The attendees were oriented about the IMPLAN 02-2022 Revitalized Project “PANI-O” and the process of implementation and other issues and concerns that might affect its implementation.
The participants role-played the procedure of project PANI-O from planning to implementation. Comments and suggestions were made to enhance the learning and techniques on how to implement it.
Other topics discussed were Republic Act 9262 or the Anti Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004 and RA 11648, An Act Promoting for Stronger Protection Against Rape and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Increasing the Age for Determining the Commission of Statutory Rape.
The roles of Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo in crime prevention were also discussed during the event.
The activity was in collaboration with KKDAT Ifugao and the Provincial Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. (JDP/MBL- PIA CAR, Ifugao with report from IPPO)