P333.5-M earmarked for 2019 peace and order, public safety plan in Zambo Norte

DIPOLOG CITY, Aug. 31 (PIA) — The Zamboanga del Norte Peace and Order Council (ZN-PPOC) has approved the proposed budget amendment of the 2019 Peace and Order And Public Safety (POPS) Plan in a special meeting held recently at the Function Hall of Dipolog City Boulevard, presided by Vice-Governor Senen O. Angeles .

From the earlier approved P310.4-million POPS Plan for 2019, it is now P333.5 after the Council approved its amendment.

The three components of the approved 2019 POPS Plan include P80.4 million for the conduct of peace and order, public safety policies, programs, projects and activities like beat patrol, checkpoint operations, seaborne  patrol and other support PPPAs activities such as upgrading and purchase of equipment, vehicles, hard and softwares, and other related activities.

The second and third components of the approved budget is intended for peace and development programs such as livelihood and infrastructure support to conflict and other areas of concern in the declaration of Zamboanga del Norte as a Conflict Manageable and Development Ready province.

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About P220-million is allocated for infrastructure projects which include  the establishment of the Provincial Rehabilitation Center, Provincial Youth Center and Multi-Purpose Building.

The PPOC also passed a resolution supporting the request of 102nd Brigade Commander Col. Bagnus Gaerlan for fund allocation  for the establishment of 10 more companies of Special Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Units Active Auxiliary (SCAA) as augmentation to the military units based in the province. (EDT/ATR/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

Source: PIA Feed