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Sarangani PPOC to sustain peace-building efforts

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (September 13, 2022) - Members of the several Special Action Committees (SAC) of the Sarangani Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) convened on September 13 for the 3rd quarter PPOC-SAC meeting.


The members discussed the issues and concerns, including the proposed and approved resolutions of the different agencies comprising the SACs.


The five SACs of PPOC include SAC on Anti-Insurgency, SAC on Anti-Criminality, SAC on Public Safety, SAC on Crisis Management, and the newly-created SAC on Land Conflict Management.


Lizette Lopez, PPOC focal person, presented to the members the proposed and already approved significant resolutions of the council, among which is the Resolution No. 2022-043 or the resolution creating the SAC on Land Conflict Management as one of the committees of the PPOC.


Lopez said the idea of creating a SAC on Land Conflict Management sparked "because there is a need to address boundary conflicts, not just political but also inter-municipal boundaries."


According to Lopez, the said committee is set to be established as per request by the regional office to address boundary concerns and peace and order and public safety issues with Sarangani's neighboring provinces like Davao Occidental, Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, and South Cotabato.


Board Member Arnold Abequibel, chairperson of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Public Order, Safety, and Illegal Drugs, represented Governor Rogelio "Ruel" D. Pacquiao during the meeting and thanked the council members for the "efforts, commitment, and dedication in making Sarangani peaceful and safer now more than ever."


He also acknowledged the significant contributions of the partner agencies of Sarangani in the pursuit of sustaining the peace and order in the province. 


Several partner agencies of the provincial government include the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Department of Trade and Industry, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Education. (Jori Mae R. Samillano/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE) 


Martin Fernando Bernard Jr.

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