Local Insurgency & IED Mitigating Advertence (LIIMA)
LOCAL INSURGENCY & IED MITIGATING ADVERTNECE (LIIMA)
As the government is gaining traction on the “whole of nation approach”, still, the country and even Region 1 is not spared from the major threat from the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) especially in the insurgency threatened areas or those Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs) particularly in the dissemination of their propaganda. Recent vulnerabilities or insurgencies showed up, but government aligned their efforts to combat the impact of insurgency.
The LIIMA is designed to prevent, protect against, respond to and mitigate risk to the communities or country’s people and critical infrastructure. It specifically aims to build awareness, train and empower territorial/local participants to include Force Multipliers improve the overall security readiness and awareness of general public by expanding knowledge on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and to counter current threats for the protection of people and property.
It will further equip the participants on gaining knowledge on IED, particularly on illustrating the destructive effects, indications and functioning concepts and safety measures, as well as applying the competency gained when situation so warrants. Thus, the participants can be champions on curbing threats brought about by insurgencies.
As a result of seamless collaboration, the program is a joint undertaking by the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Philippine Army (AFP-PA) and the NAPOLCOM Regional office 1.
The objective of this program is to capacitate Force Multipliers and other law enforcement institutions on the three (3) major spheres of IED starting from detection, identification, report preparation, and counter measures.
The program could also be an avenue for Local Chief Executives’ (LCEs) resolve, coordination and policy formulation and policy action.
The participants will further gain knowledge and skills in combatting insurgencies in their localities or communities to save the loss of lives and property.
Module 1 – Detection
- Definition of Terms
- Reconnaissance of Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
- Introduction to Military Explosives
- Introduction of Military Ammunitions
Module 2 – Identification
- Ground Munitions
- Underwater Munitions
- Air Munition Recognition
Module 3 – Counter Measure
- Safety Precaution
- UXO Marking
The course will be conducted for a period of six (6) weeks with corresponding 240 hours. There will be three (3) modules for the program and each module has several topics with corresponding number of training hours. Counting of accredited training hours starts from the launching up to the closing of the course.
The topics will be uploaded at the OLH for a period of one (1) week. After that period, the tool or system will automatically shut off and topics will not be made available. In this way, a participant should be keen to go through the modules and topics as they are uploaded in the system. Failure to go through means failure to complete the topics and course requirements. A participant who fails to complete the requirements will not be issued certificate of completion.
The Service Provider will render his teaching instruction through video conferencing utilizing the Zoom application in three (3) instances. The schedule of the online lecture will be announced at the Online Learning Hub. For those participants who will not be able to attend the video conferencing shall undergo written examination as a make-up or remedial classes.
To gauge the level of understanding and judgment of participants on the subject matter or topic as well as to qualify the participants to scale up to the next modules or topics, a one (1) or two (2) question essay will be administered after each topic. Essay questions will be provided by the course instructor which shall be subjective in nature. The participants will answer the essay questions and express their ideas concisely, which can be in three (3) to four (4) sentences or as required by the instructor and the practical activity.
Additional requirements in the form of practical application reporting may be provided by the instructor, as may be deemed necessary.
Course Examination and Rating
Participants will go through a 30-item multiple choice examination at the end of every module of the online learning. Final course examination will cover a 50-item multiple choice examinations will be conducted before the culmination of the course.
For the overall assessment, the grade or rating of a participant will compose of two (2) components: 1) written (multiple choice) examination; and 2) narrative/essay for practical activity. For a participant to pass the course, he/she must meet a hurdle rate of 75 percent.
It is indispensable to recognize that the online mode of learning tantamount to a classroom-type of learning that certain behaviors is expected when communicating with both instructors and co-participants. Here are the guidelines for online behavior and interaction:
Every participant shall create a Zoom account identifying the participants’ title, complete name and agency he/she is connected to be properly acknowledged.
The Zoom will be used during the course opening on 9 September 2020, and closing of the course (to be announced) except as requested by the administrator (NAPOLCOM Regional Office 1) or the Service Provider.
A username and password will be provided to you by the administrator. Please be wary that your password is the only thing protecting you from messing about or may lead you to more serious harm. To be secure, please observe the following:
- Don’t share your password with anyone;
- Change your password if you think someone else might know it but you have to notify the administrator of any changes on usernames and passwords you made; and
- Always log out when you are done using the system.
When communicating online, it is necessary to always consider that:
- Every instructor’s material should be treated with respect since they are the subject matter experts. In cases where you will have some personal views regarding the modules or topics, just reserve them by yourself;
- Avoid comparing the program to other courses/programs;
- It is incumbent upon every participant to treat the instructors and co-participants with professionalism and with respect in any form of communication;
- Always address your professors and co-participants with proper title, either Dr., Atty., Cpt Col., Professor, or if with hesitation, address them with Mr. or Ms.;
- Use clear and concise language and shun away from slang terms or abbreviations;
- When accomplishing the course requirements, particularly for the reaction component of the course, all participants shall refrain from speaking or writing slur languages which might cause outrage among participants; and
All course requirements should be in standard format: a) font to be Arial; b) size of 12 point; c) avoid using caps lock feature as can have a negative interpretation; d) be cautious when using humor or sarcasm as it may be taken seriously or sound offensive; and e) limit or possibly avoid the use of emoticons.