Mayor Beng convenes Peace-Order Council PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 April 2015 14:51

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

 

Mayor Beng Climaco convened the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) Friday to tackle the pressing issues concerning peace and security and other related matters.

Among those who attended the meeting were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, who sits as Mayor Climaco’s vice chairperson; City Police Director PSSupt. Angelito Casimiro; Task Force Zamboanga commander Col. Andrelino Colina; Councilors Cesar Jimenez Jr. and Jerry Perez; City Prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron; Pocholo Soliven who is the private sector representative to the Regional Development Council; City DILG Director Atty. Taha Arakama and other sector representatives.

Col. Casimiro made a presentation concerning crime prevention efforts focusing on target hardening measures. The intensified anti-drug operations and the campaign against the proliferation of loose firearms and the different threat groups in the city.

Col. Colina also discussed about the new security concept Pulisya, Marines at Army (PUMA) through the Joint Task Group Zamboanga.

The body lengthily discussed on the City’s Comprehensive Security plan and ultimately approved a resolution renaming the Integrated Area and Community Public Safety Plan for 2013-2016 to Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan for 2013-2016 and approving the peace and order program for 2015.

The creation of the CPOC is mandated under Section 116 of the Local Government Code of 1991, pursuant to EO 309 as amended, series of 1998, EO 739 (Reorganizing the Peace and Order Council) dated August 19, 2008 and the recent EO 773 dated January 5, 2009, “Further Reorganizing the Peace and Order Council.” — Sheila Covarrubias