The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) and the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council held a joint meeting on August 26, 2016, at the CDRRMC building.

Presided by City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, who also serves as chairwoman of both councils, the meeting was attended by the council members and stakeholders including the different LGU offices, the Sangguniang Panlungsod, barangay captains and officials, civil society organizations, Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Tacurong City PNP, BFP, BJMP, JTF Talakudong, and PDEA among others.

The business of the day included the current peace & order situation of the city, which was reported to be peaceful, and public safety updates by the Tacurong PNP. The BFP, BJMP, JTF Talakudong and 601st Brigade, and the PDEA also reported on each of their organization’s accomplishments in the last quarter.

The Tacurong PNP also updated the council on their on-going anti-drug campaign through Project Double Barrel, which includes Project Tokhang and Project HVT/LVT, and their Barangay Drug Clearing Operation. With a 261 baseline, the Tacurong PNP has so far accomplished 60.54% as of July 2016.

The PNP also discussed updates on their traffic management plan. A total of Php576,500 were collected from traffic violations from January 2016 to June 2016. (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)