DILG Zambales spearheaded the conduct of Seminar-Workshop on the Formulation of Peace and Order Public Safety (POPS) Plan of Local Government Units (LGUs) on September 19-20, 2022 at Mango Valley Hotel, Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
The activity was aimed to further capacitate LGUs in the formulation of their POPS Plan, a three-year plan that tackles peace, order and public safety concerns in their localities integrating the area/community public safety plan embracing priorities of action and program thrusts for implementation by the local PNP stations.
The seminar-workshop was attended by the Provincial Peace and Order Council (POC) - Technical Working Group (TWG) and Municipal Mayors of Zambales together with their respective Local POC – TWG consisting of Local Planning Officer, Liga ng mga Barangay President, Chief of Police, Highest Ranking AFP Officer in the area, Municipal Local Government Operations Officer (MLGOO), Local Social Welfare and Development Officer, Local Environmental and Natural Resources Officer, Private sector representative, LGU POC Focal Person; CSO Representative, and other members deemed appropriate and responsive to the local conditions. Also in attendance were the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers acting as the POC Head Secretariat.
Towards the end of the activity, all LGUs have drafted their 2023-2025 POPS plan for further improvement and finalization. The formulation is in compliance with DILG Memorandum Circular 2015-128 entitled, "Guidelines on the Formulation of Peace and Order and Public Safety Plan (POPS Plan)" which mandates the LGUs to formulate the plan within 100 days every after assumption of office of the newly elected Local Chief Executive.