CAMIGUIN, August 7 (PIA)–For the local government units (LGUs) to maintain and improve Camiguin’s peace and order situation, stipulated in Republic Act No. 7160 and Executive Order 773, a joint meeting between the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) was conducted on July 19 at Camiguin Convention Center, Mambajao, Camiguin.
The joint councils approved the adoption of the three Joint Resolutions namely: (1) creation of Task Force Bantay Kalinaw along with the establishment of an operations/coordination center; (2) requesting the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to provide a simplified policies to facilitate the conduct of drug–clearing operations at the barangay level; and (3) contesting the National Historical Commission in regards to the identification of cultural property.
Provincial Governor Maria Luisa D. Romualdo and concurrent PPOC and PADAC Chairperson, presided the meeting which highlighted the peace and order situation in the province, priority issues and concerns relative to the peace and order situation in the municipal level, committee reports, and other matters such as the Camiguin Electric Cooperative (CAMELCO) on increasing electricity costs and maritime seaworthiness.
Municipal Mayor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo of Mambajao, Mayor’s League President of Camiguin and concurrent PPOC co-chairperson, on CAMELCO increasing electricity costs, shared it would affect peace and order because citizens would revert back to use of lamps, and in turn, increase fire and house robbery incidents.
On maritime seaworthiness, the mayor said Camiguin, as a tourist destination, deserves good and modern sea transport vessels, not floating relics.
For his part, Municipal Vice-Mayor Nestor E. Tongol of Sagay shared the municipality’s accomplishments, decreasing drug and crime rates while highlighting on the issues and concerns on Barangay Tanod and Lupon Members training.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Camiguin Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza-Abadilla said the agency will conduct training on Barangay Newly Elected Officials (BNEO). (DILG Camiguin/PIA10)