The 1st Quarterly Meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) was successfully held today at Ralota Hall located inside the Provincial Coliseum, Matti, Digos City.
Present during the event were PPOC Chairman Governor Douglas Cagas, who presided over the meeting, Vice Gov. Marc Cagas, Provincial Administrator Atty. Herbert Gonzales, 1002nd Deputy Brigade Commander Col. Ted Dumosmog, 39th IB Commander Col. Jeffrey Carandang, PNP Provincial Director Col. Alberto Lupaz, PDEA Provincial Director Mildred Driz-Romero, DILG Provincial Director Mika Chan-Magtulis, Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Teresita Manabeng Recto, DTI OIC-Provincial Director Maria Victoria Placer, and other council members.
The meeting centered on the province’s peace and order situation, as well as the presentation of accomplishment reports from each of the agencies in attendance.
During the meeting, 21 Former Rebels (FR) were awarded Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) Financial Assistance, which included P15,000 in immediate assistance and P50,000 in livelihood assistance.
The FRs have already completed a 3-month trainings at the Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC) as part of the government’s Tupad Pangako Program, a collaboration between the Davao del Sur Provincial Government, DILG, Philippine Army (PA), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC).
photos ct Maristel Campo Sabado