Mayor John Dalipe has reorganized the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) in his effort to create a unified and strongly coordinated body in addressing the current problems of insurgency, rebellion, criminality, terrorism, or disruption of public order which threaten the city’s unity and security.
In his Executive Order No. JD 2022-029 dated Sept.5, reconstituting the CPOC, Dalipe stressed that local leaders and their constituents, who are in the best position to assess and solve the local peace and order problems and concerns, should work hand-in-hand to ensure the preservation and maintenance of peace and order as the foundation for development, stability and security.
The CPOC chaired by Mayor Dalipe and co-chaired by Vice Mayor Josephine E. Pareja has 22 regular members. They are: Councilor Vincent Paul A. Elago as chairperson of the Committee on Peace and Order in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Councilor Jerry E. Perez as president of the Liga ng mga Barangay, Executive Assistant V Atty. Rochelle Magnolia F. Tamin, City Administrator Mario B. Yanga, City Legal Officer Atty. Haydee Gretchen G. Panganiban, City Engineer Christopher Q. Navarro, City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor D. Miravite, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Socorro A. Rojas, City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Reynaldo S. Gonzales, City Agriculturist Carmencita C. Sanchez, Public Information Division Chief Belen Sheila E. Covarrubias, DTI Provincial Director Grace DC. Aduca, and Division Schools Superintendent Dr. Roy C. Tuballa.
Also members of the reorganized CPOC are Zamboanga City Police Office director PCol. Alexander A. Lorenzon, Task Force Zamboanga commander Col. Randolph P. Rojas, PDEA City Officer Jury Rocamora, DILG City Director Ginagene S. Vaño Uy as head of Secretariat, and three representatives from the civil society organizations. Heads of other government agencies and other sectors may be invited as the need arises.
The CPOC convenes quarterly or as often as the need arises. It is tasked, among others, to formulate a three-year Local POPS Plan to be incorporated/and in consistent with the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), provide a forum for inter-disciplinary dialogue and deliberation of major issues and concerns affecting the city’s peace and order and public safety.-(Vic Larato)