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Anti-Insurgency Measures and Community Policing: The Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (R-PSB) in Region 11, Philippines

Tamayo, Adrian and Lerios, Hamlet and Carpio, Napoleon and Sahidaini, Mohammad Hashim and Juevesano, Jesus (2022): Anti-Insurgency Measures and Community Policing: The Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (R-PSB) in Region 11, Philippines.

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The study focused on the public safety strategy which combines internal security and community policing program in Davao Region called R-PSB or the Revitalized Pulis Sa Barangay. The study involved a total of 620 respondents who are implementers of the program.

The findings revealed that there is an evident high degree of knowledge about the program and wide level of willingness to serve in the R-PSB program knowing that the program directly interacted with the community by providing basic infrastructures like roads, water system, livelihood and social services in the Geographically Isolated and Depressed Areas (GIDAs), and they affirm to be the symbol of governance in those areas. Using factor analysis, the dimension of the R-PSB implementation mechanism, pessimism on R-PSB, Information and Communication, perils of deployment, and capacity building.

On the whole, the community policing cum internal security program of Philippine National Police Region 11 earned an overall assessment of 90.67%. The success factors of the R-PSB are willingness to volunteer (positive effect), R-PSB implementation mechanism (positive effect), Information and Education (positive effect), Perils of Deployment (positive effect), Conduct of Briefing (positive effect), Community Resilience (positive effect), Community Development (positive effect), Governance Credibility (positive effect), Making Sense of R-PSB (negative effect). Except with the Making Sense of R-PSB, all other variables contribute to the success of rating of the R-PSB.

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