TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – The members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) convened on April 28, 2022, at the Multi-Purpose Building, Tubod, for their Joint congress.
As the chairperson of both councils, Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo lauded the continuous support of every member, from the national line agencies, the military, and other civil society, in sustaining peace and development in the province.
Governor Dimaporo appealed to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the AFP (Arm Forces of the Philippines) to intensify their security operations, especially in potential hot spots for conflicts. “We should not be complacent, especially that the Election 2022 is fast approaching. We need to be prepared and ensure that everything will go smoothly and safe for the people”. Governor Dimaporo said.
As he delivered updates on peace and order, Brigadier General Rey Alemania, Brigade Commander of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade reiterated that no other violent activities had been recorded so far in the province. “We are actively monitoring the areas, and we have tagged mostly green and yellow places only, no red,” he said.
Meanwhile, the PNP, through Police Lieutenant Colonel Mauro Guray , presented their plans for the incoming election and cited that they will be deploying 1186 personnel to secure the election officers, paraphernalia, and secure the people.
Congressman Abdullah D. Dimaporo, the 2nd District Representative, calls to intensify their operations in the current cases in some municipalities wherein various political leaders have been reported missing. He said, “We need to find them as soon as possible. If you don’t have enough personnel, you need to collaborate and ask the COMELEC for their provision.”
With the confirmation of AFP and PNP, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo of the 1st District also clear that no document was released by the COMELEC exempting MILF and parliamentary members from carrying firearms inside and outside their base commands.
Further, through the recommendation of Congressman Khalid, both councils approved a resolution requesting the national government to allow NTF-ELCAC to be implemented in all vulnerable areas that have conflicts and threats, not just in communist identified communities.
Along with the other regular members of both councils, also present in the meeting were Colonel Julius Librada, Commanding Officer of 5th Mechanized Infantry Batallion, Lieutenant Colonel Marlon Joseph Pamoso, Commanding Officer of 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, and the 22 Chief of Police from different Municipalities. PIO-LDN