By Rey Anthony Chiu | 05:06 PM August 05, 2022

After a long while, the newly reconstituted Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has a pegged regular meeting, unlike then when it was at the whim of the chairman that notices were sent on short notice.

Through Executive Order No. 11, series of 2022, Gov. Aris Aumentado has pinned the regular PPOC meeting every last Friday of the month, at a time and place he designates.

Unlike then when PPOC members gamble it out with their office schedules only to mess them when the meeting notice arrives, the facilitation now at least does away with that reluctance to hold office mandated events before the PPOC notice comes, confesses a PPOC member.

Aside from the PPOC Secretariat which convenes the PPOC members, calls for civil society organization nomination, reviews the CSO profile, proposes plans, programs, services and activities leading to peace and order and public safety in line with the national thrusts, recommends PPOC agenda, prepares resolutions and takes minutes of the meeting, audits the POC performance and prepares these technical reports, the EO also sets up Special Action Committees (SACs).

These are Anti-Insurgency SAC, Anti- Criminality SAC, Public Safety SAC, Crisis Management and the Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan Technical Working Group (TWG).

The Anti-Insurgency SAC, to be led by the Commanding officer of the 47IB, rallies his tem to identify plans, programs, service and activities (PPSA) that prevent insurgency, picks point persons to lead these PPSAs, readies budgets, timelines of the PPSA, implement ending local communist armed conflict (elcac) initiatives and submits these for integration into the peace and order and public safety plan.

The Anti-Criminality SAC to be led by the police provincial director also identifies specific ppsas that counter criminality, pick point persons for their activities, readies budgets, integrates these to the POPs TWG plan and timelines and submit mandated reports.

The SAC on Public Safety to be led by the Fire Marshal, identifies their Public Safety Programs, picks point persons for their planned activities, prepares program budgets integrate these to the POPS TWG for integration and implements and monitors these plans.

The Crisis Management Committee has point persons for medical, legal, logistics, community relations , public safety and social services who are tasked to provide and mobilize available resources through the established inter-agency sharing protocols, coordinate Inter Agency crisis management efforts, ensure the meeting of operational demands in crisis situations and establish accessible communication lines for effective coordination.

The POPs TWG, to be led by the Provincial Planning Officer, leads in the formulations of POPS plan, prepares documents that could guide the PPOC for future strategic directors, conduct data gathering and stakeholder consultations, coordinates with communities for these activities, presents this integrated POPS Plan for inclusion, approval and action, finalizes the POPS Plan and ensure the inclusion of key programs or strategies if deemed appropriate.

The governor signed the EO August 1. (rahc/PAI-7/Bohol)

NO MORE WHIMSICAL. The newly reconstituted PPOC now finally has a fixed regular meeting schedule unlike then when meetings were called on short notice, often messing with membersโ€™ schedules. The new PPOC has five special action committees to facilitate better and efficient interaction and coordination, according to the EO No 11 series of 2022 by Gov Aris Aumentado. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)

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