The Provincial Government of Zambales led the conduct of the 4th quarter joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting on November 7, 2017 at the Zambales Conference and Training Center with the forthcoming 50th ASEAN Summit as the main agenda.
Provincial Administrative Head Atty. Izelle Iamly Deloso presided the meeting as the representative of Governor Amor P. Deloso. The activity was attended by the members of the PPOC and PADAC, Municipal Mayors, DILG Officers, PNP Chief of Police, BFP Fire Marshals, Representatives of National Government Agencies, Provincial Head of Offices and CSOs.
LGOO V Cindy C. Cagalitan discussed the history of ASEAN and gave emphasis on its three pillars namely; ASEAN Political-Security Community, ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community. The calendar of activities was presented and although the province of Zambales is not among the directly involved provinces, we are expected to provide support for the successful conduct of the ASEAN Summit.
The PNP representative discussed the deployment of personnel during the duration of the ASEAN Summit focusing in the Clark area. Aside from this, the current peace and order situation of the province was discussed.
With peace and order as one of the 10 point agenda of Governor Deloso specifically the 6th point agenda of having a "safe and peaceful environment", Provincial Administrative Head Atty. Deloso encouraged the support of everyone to the preventive measures of the provincial government in eradicating the root cause of crimes.