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City Peace and Order Council Quarterly Meeting, August 8, 2019

The City Peace and Order Council (CPOC), chaired by City Mayor Angelo ‘Roncal’ O. Montilla, convened on August 8, 2019 at the CDRRMC building. The council members in attendance included the Punong Barangays, representatives from the PNP, PDEA, JTF Talakudong, 33rd IB, BFP, BJMP, heads of LGU offices, and other public and private entities in the city.

Some of the issues discussed during the meeting included the consideration of the council to declare as Persona Non Grata the left wing rebel groups as pointed out in DILG Memorandum Circular 2018 – 211 and Executive Order No. 70; public roads clearing as per presidential directive during the 4th State of the Nation Address and as emphasized under DILG Memorandum Circular 2019 – 211; and the formal dissolution of the Civilian Volunteers Organization and recognition of the barangay tanod and Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams (BPATs) as the only civilian peacekeeping forces allowed in the barangays as provided in the Local Government Code of 1991.

“If we do not follow these directives, we will be answerable to the President,” explained Montilla. “Let us do our jobs well.” The council is set to reconvene on August 16.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Tacurong Bird Fest. 2019 Preparation

LGU Tacurong revs up its preparation for the upcoming Tacurong Bird Festival on June 21- 22, 2019.Joining the meeting this afternoon are the different committees involved in the preparation of festival activities as well as the Tacurong PNP, Regional Mobile Force Batalion 12, EOD, CVOs, and JTF Talakudong among others for the festival security.

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Tacurong drug surrenderers graduate from community-based rehab

LGU Tacurong and Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria Parish (NSDC) proved their solid partnership once again through the rehabilitation and reintegration of the fourth batch of drug surrenders in Tacurong City.

On January 11, thirty seven (37) drug surrenderees, or Empowered Brethrens as they are referred to under the program, graduated from the Tabang Tatap para sa Pagbag-o, Paglaum kag Pagtuon (TaTaP3) Program at the Cardinal Orlando Quevedo Gymnasium. The graduates are residents of Barangays Rajah Muda, Baras, Griño, Buenaflor, San Pablo, and San Antonio.

Rev. Fr. Zaldy Robles, DCC led the facilitation of the activity together with the entire TaTaP3 team composed of personnel from the City Social Welfare and Development Office, DSWD, Tacurong PNP, DOH, DepEd and DILG.

From October 2018 until graduation, the Empowered Brethrens have undergone a 5-day live in preliminary rehabilitation and four live out sessions thereafter.

During graduation, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla was present to personally congratulate the Empowered Brethrens and she was accompanied by Mr. Kadz Sero, DILG Operations Officer, PSUPT JOEFEL SIASON, COP of Tacurong PNP, COL EFREN BALUYOT of JTF Talakudong, and the different Punong Barangays of the city.

Finally, to further help them reintegrate with the community, the LGU and DOLE will provide livelihood assistance to qualified Empowered Brethrens composed of livelihood starter kits worth Php20,000 each.

TaTaP3 is a community-based rehabilitation program of LGU Tacurong and NSDC Parish that uses holistic and therapeutic approach.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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