Valencia City POC Joins Search for Best Peace and Order Council

A team of evaluators from the Provincial Government of Bukidnon and Office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government paid visit in Valencia City to evaluate the performance of the City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) on October 4, 2016.

The evaluation was in line with the Provincial Search for 2016 Best City/Municipal Peace and Order Councils.

The multi-agency team led by DILG-Bukidnon Program Manager Glenda Hope A. Beley headed the assessment and validation of the CPOC functionality, plans and impacts of its programs, projects and activities.

On the other hand, the members of the CPOC were confident that they will once again receive an award due to its continues efforts on providing strategic actions or activities aimed at promoting, improving, or enhancing peace, order and public measures in the city.

During the evaluation, City Councilor Atty. Oliver Owen L. Garcia, Committee Chair on Peace and Order, presented to the evaluators the accomplishments, programs, projects and activities of the council.

PSUPT Benbo P. Jumalon, City Chief of Police and 2LT Mark D. Castro of the Armed Forces in the Philippines 8IB also presented their accomplishment reports and highlighted their plans and programs.

Further, information and data were also gathered specially on the part of the DILG on the response of the LGUs through the LPOCs on the President's call for concerted efforts against illegal drugs and criminality including but not limited to the management of surrenderees through community-based rehabilitation program.

The evaluators commended the council for a very comprehensive presentation of the accomplishments and even congratulated its members for a job well done.

Valencia City was the last place visited by the assessment or evaluation team after conducting a month-long evaluation round throughout the Province.