OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)–As precedent towards economic and social development, Ozamiz City Mayor Henry “Indy” F. Oaminal, Jr. underscored the importance of cooperation among all stakeholders to attain peace and order during the 1st quarter meeting of the Ozamiz City Peace and Order Council (POC), April 19, at the Asenso Ozamiz Session Hall, Sen. Jose Ozamiz Memorial Hall, Ozamiz City.
The 1st quarterly meeting of the POC discussed, among others, the approval of the Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS) Plan 2023–2025, the approval or recommendation of requests for curfew exemptions, environmental concerns, and the presentation of the Peace and Order update of the city or province through OCPS Chief PMAJ Dennis P. Tano and PDEA Provincial Officer Elvis M. Taghoy.
“We all have very important roles to play in maintaining our city’s peace and order situation, which is a priority in my administration. It is not only the bedrock for our development, but it is the condition precedent or the very first requirement towards our goal of developing not just economically but socially as well,” said Mayor Henry “Indy” Oaminal Jr.
Oaminal expressed gratitude for the participation and cooperation of the members in the council meeting, recognizing that “peace and order in Ozamiz is not an obligation left to the law enforcers alone, as it takes the entire city or even the province, with the assistance of the national government agencies, to be successful in maintaining peace and order.
“Everyone’s presence is a big help, plays a huge role in helping Ozamiz win this war against drugs and criminality,” the mayor said.
The meeting was attended by representatives of national government agencies, including the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Maritime Police, Airport Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Trade and Industry, and Department of Public Works and Highways;
Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Department of Justice, the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the City Council represented by acting City Vice Mayor 1st Councilor Lorlie Cipres, LGU Department Heads, Indigenous Peoples, and other guests. (AONC/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)