BAGUIO CITY – The city council on Monday sought ways to grant a permanent job status for the 35 police auxiliary members of barangay tanods currently serving at the Baguio City Police Office.
The body approved the proposed resolution of Councilor Roberto Ortega reiterating a similar request to Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the city human resource management office in 2001 which covered a total of 64 tanods.
Ortega said the remaining 35 tanods have been in service for periods ranging from three to 34 years and they have been earnestly requesting for the regularization of their employment.
“With the remarkable years of service, it is right and imperative that they must be recognized with their continuous dedication and hardships, thus they deserve to be properly compensated and be given security in their tenure with their own field of expertise,” Ortega said.
Most of the tanods serve at the traffic management unit and the various stations of the BCPO.
“They bestow their restless time and effort in public service as volunteers for certain years. These individuals support and assist in upholding strict implementation of our City Ordinances, thus helping the City Government particularly the (BCPO) in maintaining peace and order, traffic, tactical and administrative labor covering the entire metropolis,” Ortega said.
The body asked the mayor and the CHRMO to work out ways to regularize their work status./A Refuerzo