NE gov named CL peace council chair

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    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Pres. Aquino has appointed Nueva Ecija Gov. Aurelio Umali as the new chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in Central Luzon.

    Regional Director Florita Dijan of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the President also appointed Central Luzon police director Chief Supt. Raul Delfi n Petrasanta as vice chair of the council.

    Local Governments Sec. Mar Roxas, in a message to Umali, said “your role as RPOC Chair of Region III is very signifi cant in the light of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police’s efforts to keep the streets of Central Luzon free from crime and lawlessness”

    “Ensuring peace and order and public safety is a common goal that we share, and we look forward to a fruitful and productive partnership with you as we continue to keep the communities of Central Luzon safe and sound,” Roxas said.

    Dijan said “RPOCs, per Executive Order Nos. 739 and 773 are responsible for the orchestration of internal security operations efforts of civil authorities, agencies, military, and police at the subnational level.”

    Each RPOC is composed of the provincial governors, mayors of highly urbanized cities, chapter president of municipal mayor’s league, regional directors of national government agencies, representatives from the mayors of component cities, infantry division commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the area, and three representatives from the private sector.

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