Regional Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council Convenes Meeting in Negros Oriental
CAMP LEON KILAT, Tanjay City - Early today, the Regional Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (RJPSCC), a committee comprised of the military and PNP in Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor convened its regular meeting hosted by the Army’s 302nd Brigade held at Camp Leon Kilat, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental.
RJPSCC’s objectives are to discuss the updates and activities, plans and programs on how to improve the interoperability of the security sector in the conduct of Internal Peace and Security Operation (IPSO), Law Enforcement and other concerns particularly in the provinces covered by Region 7.
Col. Francisco M. Patrimonio, Commander of the Army’s 302 Brigade presided the meeting. It was attended by the following personalities, from the military; Col. Christopher C. Estella, 302 Brigade Deputy Commander and staff officers, Lt. Col. Marion R Sison, 79th IB Commander, Lt. Col. Wilfredo Isaac, 11th IB Commander and Col. Allan F. Martin, Commander of Task Group Cebu-Bohol. From the PNP, PSSupt. Louie T. Oppus, Deputy Regional Director for Operation, Police Regional Office 7, PSSupt. Erson U. Digal, Chief Regional Operations and Plans Division, PSSupt. Erson Udal Digal, Chief Regional Operations and Plans Division, PSSupt. Orlando D Ualat, RCDS, PSSupt. Edward E. Carranza, Provincial Director, Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office, PSupt. Leopoldo E. Cabanag, Commander of the Regional Public Safety Battalion and other PNP officers. Also invited was CPO Ruben W. Caluscusin from the Philippine Coast Guard.
Likewise, the activity was also attended by the personnel from Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) Region 7 headed by Mr. Eduardo Inting, Regional Technical Director, DENR Region 7. They discussed the Executive Order No. 23, declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural residual forest and creating the Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force.
Meanwhile, the activity was indeed a successful. Everyone was encouraged to take part in addressing the peace and order problems in Region 7. Its member organizations were unanimous in their observation that peace and development problem can be fully addressed through convergence of efforts among the different stakeholders, not only the security sectors, but the whole Filipino nation. It can be shortly said that the spirit of “Bayanihan” is the key in addressing the primary concerns in areas covered by the RJPSCC.
On the other hand, the military itself said that the Army units in cooperation with other stakeholders will continue to extend support and assistance in the government’s National Greening Program.
PR by 302 INFANTRY (ACHIEVER) BRIGADE, 3ID, PA