To ensure the active engagement of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in local governance and to provide feedbacks that will help the local government, the DILG-Olongapo City spearheaded the Joint Organizational Meeting of Olongapo City Local Special Bodies (LSBs) on November 28.

City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino, as chairman of LSBs: Local School Board, Local Health Board, Local Development Council and Local Peace and Order Council (LPOC), called the joint organizational meeting to order.

He also urged all the members of the Local Special Bodies to work together with the local government. "I cannot see any reasons why we cannot be successful if we will help one another," he said.

LPOC members from the PNP, BFP and BJMP informed the body about their programs, activities and accomplishments relative to the upholding of peace and order in the city.

OIC-City Director Amada C. Dumagat presented the compositions and functions of the following Local Special Bodies: Local School Board, Local Health Board, Local Development Council and Local Peace and Order Council.

Moreover, OIC-CD Dumagat included the discussion of the guidelines on the release and use of Confidential Fund in the meeting which the Local Government units can use the said fund specifically for peace and order activities.

Afterwards, LGOO II Vincent E. Catacutan presented an overview of the Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan to prepare the Peace and Order Council for the upcoming Workshop on POPS-Planning. DILG-OC will facilitate the said workshop to help the POC to formulate and approve its POPS-Plan before the year ends.