The Municipality of Castillejos' Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Cluster convened at the Municipal Building Rooftop on November 26, 2021, to examine the various challenges of peace and order and public safety that impact the municipality.
Hon. Mayor Eleanor D. Dominguez and the cluster, which included members of the Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC), Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC), Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC), Municipal Council for the Protection of Children (MCPC), Local Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women (LCAT-VAW) and the Local Project Monitoring Council (LPMC), discussed the issues and concerns, accomplishments and plans for the remainder of the year in the areas of peace and order, illegal drugs, insurgency, health, and violence against women and children, as well as the implementation of locally funded projects.
The cluster meeting also served as a venue to discuss the municipality's plan and readiness for the National Vaccination Days, which will be held on November 29-December 1, 2021. The Barangay Officials and their Barangay Based Institutions likewise joined the POPS Cluster members via Google Meet.
Mayor Dominguez praised the cluster members for their support and contributions to the LGU's accomplishments for the year 2021. According to her, despite the threat of COVID-19, it was indeed a busy year for the LGU, wherein the LGU was still able to undertake several initiatives for the residents of Castillejos’ welfare. She also invited everyone to participate in the three (3)-Day Immunization undertaking, by urging all participants to bring unvaccinated people to the four (4) designated vaccination sites. She also reminded barangay officials to secure their Safety Seals and adhere to Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) decisions and other guidelines. "Kayang-kaya natin kung sama-sama tayo para sa mas mapayapa, ligtas, at malusog na Bayan ng Castillejos", Mayor Dominguez concluded in her message.
The POPS Cluster meets every quarter to ensure that all of its members' activities, issues, and concerns are appropriately coordinated and interventions are addressed to respective channels.
By: LGOO VI Sheryl Ann Q. Dungca