In order to maintain the social order and political stability in Zambales, Hon. Governor Amor D. Deloso led the 2nd Quarter Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Council (PADAC) Meeting last June 14, 2018 held at Zambales Training and Conference Center, Iba, Zambales.

The activity was attended by the PPOC and PADAC Members, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales field officers and staffs, Hon. Mayor Jose Angelo M. Dominguez of Castillejos, Hon. Vice-Mayor Doris Ladines of Botolan, Chief of Police, Municipal Fire Marshalls and other local functionaries of Zambales. 

In his message, Gov. Deloso recognized the important role of PNP and DILG Zambales led by PNP Provincial Director Christopher J. Mateo and DILG Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V, respectively in helping the LGUs in  preserving peace and order. Gov. Deloso also emphasized that with dedicated and accountable public officials, the aspirations of the Provincial Government were successfully achieved.

The collaborative effort of the different agencies in conserving peace and order through various strategies such as strict implementation of Patrol 101, Campaign Plan Double Barrel and Seven Focus Police Operations among others has resulted in a significant decrease of crime rates reported in the province. 

With this progressive result, DILG Zambales and all other stakeholders hope that the Province of Zambales will be a place cultivated with justice, fairness and equal opportunity for all.