TAGUM CITY- Taking into consideration the potential hazard or risk to the lives of the peacekeeping forces in the city, the local government unit of Tagum renewed on Sunday, December 8, 2019, the insurance coverage of 886 peacekeepers in Tagum City when it handed to them an insurance certificate during the 6th Peacekeepers General Assembly at the City Hall.
The Insurance Certificate for Personal Accident covers Accidental Death/ Dismemberment/Disablement worth P50,000, Unprovoked Murder or Assault (P50,000), Accidental Medical Reimbursement (P5,000) and Accidental Burial Benefit (P5,000).
The insurance coverage afforded to the peacekeepers was in view of the enactment of City Ordinance No. 21, series of 2002, or the Tagum City Peacekeepers Organization (TACIPEOR) which provided for policies and guidelines in the establishment and operation of the said organization.
City General Services Officer Jalmaida Morales said in an interview that the insurance coverage of the peacekeepers is renewed annually, with the effectivity of the recently handed out insurance certificates commencing on December 14.
According to the local legislation, the peacekeepers organization is composed of Purok Leaders of the city.
Notably, the 17-year old local legislation specifically stated that the ordinance is only applicable to existing puroks duly created before its enactment in February 2002.
The LGU also handed to each of the peacekeepers one sack of rice and a cash incentive of P2,000, as prescribed in the ordinance, and provided them with a two-way hand-held radios to strengthen their peacekeeping activities, especially during emergencies. Richi Gulle/CIO Tagum
Purok leaders, who are also designated as members of the city’s peacekeeping force, receive two-wY hand-held radios, cash incentive amounting to 2,000 pesos, and a sack of rice from the City Government of Tagum, on top of the insurance coverage for them under the care of the local government. CIO Tagum