The Provincial Peace and Order Council PPOC ) led by Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes as PPOC chair, unanimously approved the P10-million Peace and Order Council (POC) Fund intended for its different Plans, Programs and Activities (PPAs) for calendar year 2015.
Planning Officer Jennifer Bretana presented to the body the POC Budget, which is included in the 2015 Annual Investment Program of the province, during its 4th regular meeting.
The 2015 POC Budget will fund programs such as Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Move, Shoot and Communication Facilities, Conduct of POC Meetings, Provision of Subsidy to Law Enforcement Agencies, Assistance to Security Forces in Anti-Terrorism Campaign and Support to PNP, AFP, BFP, BJMP and Other Security Services.
Aside from the P10-million POC Fund, the province’s P 3-million Intelligence and Confidential Fund was likewise approved by the body.
The Intelligence/Confidential Fund comprises 30% of the POC Fund.
Aside from the approved POC fund for next year, the Peace and Order Program under Supplemental Budget (SB) #3 recently approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the amount of P2.2 million was also presented to body.
Under SB #3, the POC allocated Support to Anti-Terrorism Campaign (P500,000.00), Support to PNP, AFP, BJMP and other 5 Pillars of Justice (P500,000.00), PPE for PNP Crime Laboratory (P700,000.00) and Confidential Fund (P500,000.00).
Law Enforcement and Security Forces gave their respective peace and order update such as Anti-Criminality and Law Enforcement for PNP , Anti-Insurgency for AFP, Anti-Drug Abuse Program for PADAC and on-going activities of the DOJ, SCRDC and the BFP.
Tantangan Mayor Ben Figueroa, representing Local Chief Executives, likewise aired concerns on land-grabbing issues and presence of armed men in his municipality which the body promised to act immediately.