The DILG Zambales, headed by PD Armi V. Bactad, facilitated the Provincial Orientation on the Peace and Order Council (POC) Performance Audit Process for POC Members and Secretariats in order to understand the POC Performance Audit Process and to eventually assess the POCs on their efficiency in performing their tasks and to ensure their functionality.

The activity was attended by PNP Provincial Director PSSupt. Cosme A. Abrenica, DILG Olongapo City Director Amada T. Dumagat, Municipal Chief of Police, representatives from the office of the City/Municipal Mayors and DILG Officers and Staff from Zambales and Olongapo City.

CD Dumagat thanked everyone for their attendance and wished for the success of the entire POC Performance Audit implementation, while PD Abrenica urged everyone to actively participate in the audit process and work together to strengthen POCs. PD Bactad emphasized that strengthening POCs will further develop LGUs as it would greatly help in ensuring LGU compliance to Peace and Order related laws and policies.

LGOO V Jonnel B. Edillor and LGOO II Vincent E. Catacutan discussed the General Overview of the Performance Audit and the POC Manual.

The activity was conducted in accordance with the DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2018-120, which requires all Regional, Provincial, City and Munnicipal Peace and Order Councils (POCs) to be subjected to performance audit and incentives. 

Peace and Order Council (POC), is a government’s platform for stronger collaboration between the LGU, law enforcement agencies and the community, to fight criminality, illegal drugs, insurgency and violent extremism. It institutionalizes the harmony and enabling environment amongst its members to effectively implement peace and order and public safety activities that promote volunteerism in the community and intensifies advocacy and preventive education.