The Nueva Ecija POC Provincial Assessment Team (PAT) chaired by DILG Nueva Ecija together with the Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija (PGNE), the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Nueva Ecija and the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) convened to conduct table assessment of 5 City Peace and Order Councils (CPOCs) and 27 Municipal Peace and Order Councils (MPOCs) on May 12, 2022 at the DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Office.
DILG Nueva Ecija, headed by the late Dir. Renato G. Bernardino, was represented by LGOO V Vivorey S. Lapitan. On one hand, PGNE was represented by Mr. Rodelio B. Lugod. On the other hand, PDEA Nueva Ecija was represented by IAIII Jenlyn Abejuela. Lastly, NEPPO was represented by PLTCOL Julius Caesar Manucdoc, PCPL Joanna Marie Tawatao, and PCPL Jefferson Pascual.
To start, LGOO V Lapitan discussed the POC indicators. He then presented the pre-assessed scores of the CPOCs and MPOCs per indicator and asked for the concurrence of the PAT. Upon the approval of the body, the PAT proceeded to discuss and give inputs on the pillars of the POC before adjourning the activity.
The POC audit was conducted to foster a stronger collaboration between the LGU, the law enforcement agencies, and the community in the fight against criminality, illegal drugs, insurgency, and violent extremism towards the creation of an enabling environment where peace and order and public safety activities are implemented effectively.