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Friday, September 24, 2021

RPOC-13 convenes for its 3rd Quarter meeting

BUTUAN CITY - The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)-Caraga held its 3rd Quarter Meeting for CY 2021 recently through a virtual teleconference via Zoom.

MGen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr., 4th Infantry Division Commander, Philippine Army is the newly installed co-vice chairperson of RPOC XIII Caraga as he took his oath of office during the meeting.

DILG-Caraga regional director Lilibeth A. Famacion reported the accomplishments and updates of the RPOC, highlighting the conducted activities of the recent National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) Celebration with the theme, “Komunidad at Pamahalaan Magtulungan: Krimen, Korapsyon at Pandemya Labanan.” 

Also emphasized in her presentation was the surrender and assistance to former rebels and demilitarization of firearms under the Enhanced Local Comprehensive Integration Program (ECLIP).

Three resolutions were also presented and approved and adopted, which follows:

1.      Resolution No. 10, Series of 2021 

"Resolution Adopting the Supplemental Guide on the Handbook in Handling Internal Displacement"

2.   Resolution No. 11, Series of 2021 

"A Resolution Commending the City of Cabadbaran, Agusan Del Norte for Being the First to Contribute for the CY 2021 RPOC Contribution"

3.                 Resolution No. 12, Series of 2021 

"A Resolution Approving the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) XIII Operational Fund Expenses for CY 2020 and CY 2021"

Significant updates from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were presented and discussed regarding the peace and order and public safety situation in the region specifically on the counter-measures against criminality and insurgencies resulting from the attacks and schemes of the communist-terrorist groups (CTGs).

Also part of the discussion was the Presidential Proclamation No. 1218 which further extends the period of a state of calamity throughout the Philippines due to COVID-19, declared under Proclamation No. 1021, Series of 2020. The declaration will, among others, effectively afford the national government as well as local government units (LGUs) ample latitude to (a) continue to implement the COVID-19 vaccination program; (b) utilize appropriate funds, including the Quick Response Fund, in their disaster preparedness and response efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19; (c) monitor and control prices of basic necessities and prime commodities; and (d) provide basic services to the affected populations. 

Director Famacion announced to the members that council chairperson RPOC chairperson and provincial governor of Surigao del Sur Alexander T. Pimentel will share the LGUs’ best practice on the Caraga Roadmap for Peace during the lecture series on Peace and Local Government in the upcoming celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month this September 23, 2021. (LGOO VI Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG-Caraga/DMNR/PIA-Caraga)