RPOC MEETING. Tacloban City Mayor and Regional Peace and Order Council(RPOC) chairman, Alfred Romualdez, led the second quarter meeting of the council on Tuesday(May 28) where security concerns of the region were discussed. Also in photo are DILG Regional Director Arnel Agabe and PNP Regional Director B/Gen. Reynaldo Pawid. (ALFRED ROMUALDEZ FACEBOOK)

TACLOBAN CITY – The Regional Peace and Order Council of Eastern Visayas (RPOC-EV) convened for its 2nd quarter meeting on Tuesday (May 28) here in the city.

The council, chaired by Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, discussed the region’s public safety status, jail management, insurgency, preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE), and the overall peace and order situation.

The council also touched on the updates on the anti-drug situation, retooled community support program (RCSP), support to the barangay development program (SBDP), and the enhanced comprehensive local integration program (ECLIP) were also presented.

During the meeting, the council reviewed the status of canine units in the region, issues related to the old Bagacay mines, and reports by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Navy (PN) concerning the presence of Chinese vessels.

Resolutions creating a special action committee on anti-illegal drugs and requesting the support of local government units in the organization and functionality of K9 teams in their jurisdiction were passed and approved.

Among those who attended the meeting were co-chairs B/Gen Reynaldo Pawid, police regional director, and Major Gen Camilo Ligayo, the commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division and Interior Regional Director Arnel Agabe, the council’s head secretariat.